Today's Top Stories

The Columbia Animal Control and Rescue Center needs help.

Animal Shelter Coordinator Mallory Belk said Wednesday that it needs volunteers and donations most of all.

The Summer Feeding Program is in full-swing at Jefferson Middle and Columbia High schools.

More than 50 young cheerleaders got to learn alongside the Columbia High School cheer squad this week and concluded a four-day camp with performances in front of family and friends Thursday.

Nearly 20 minutes of the Tuesday night City Board of Aldermen meeting was spent discussing garbage cans.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Zellco Federal Credit Union teller Chloe Smith.)

Q: When and where were you born?

UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office said Janekqua Henry, the victim's girlfriend, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. She's being held at the Marion County Jail.



Samuel Joe 'Sammy' Prine

Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine

65, Columbia

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at North Columbia Baptist Church for Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine, 65, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, May 12 in Covington, La. All are welcome to attend.

Community Calendar, May 18, 2019

Cheryl V. Walker

Book Signing, May 18

Cheryl V. Walker will debut her first book, entitled “Living Purpose-Full,” at her book signing event to be held from 2 p.m. until

4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Magnolia Inn & Suites, 816 U.S. 98.

AARP Chapter 5276

Parade of Hat-A-Lu-Jahs,

May 19



Wesley Bryce Bullock

19, Columbia


When James Harvey resigned as head football coach at Columbia High School and Chip Bilderback... READ MORE


A couple weeks ago I did a story on the city of Columbia receiving the Public Safety Award.


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Public Notices

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