Today's Top Stories

A Columbia woman is facing one count of misdemeanor child neglect after her four children were found in her car while she shopped at Walmart Monday.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights new Columbia High School principal Braxton Stowe.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Fayette, Ala., Dec. 1, 1986.

Volunteers at the Columbia Animal Shelter say the county-owned building that houses it is in “horrendous shape” and they are looking for ways to make improvements.

A passing motorist found some unusual roadkill on Gill Street Wednesday morning – a ball python.

The exotic snake native to Africa had been hit by a car, according to the man who picked it up.

Columbia police arrested a man Wednesday and charged him with felony counts of child molestation and child pornography.

Starting Sunday, Miss Hospitality contestants will attend social events, do community service projects, and attend rehearsals and competitions culminating in the crowning ceremony July 21.

City to explore annexation


The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.