Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Walmart’s Steven Mercier.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born Aug. 6, 1996, at Wesley Medical Center.


A day after Marion General Hospital held an active shooter drill, a woman opened fire at a Maryland drugstore distribution center, killing three people.

Police make arrests morning after smash-and-grabs

Two Jackson men were arrested early Wednesday after a car break-in spree that stretched across Columbia Tuesday night.

West Marion and East Marion both picked up big blowout victories, while Columbia Academy was on the receiving end in its showdown with West. 

Trojans cruise against CA

Three candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot made their cases at the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee’s “Beans and Greens” dinner Saturday night.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth in the Columbia School District, be prepared to pay more.

Ice cream in the city schools is going up from 50 cents to 75 cents.

Annexation questions asked


If the city of Columbia decides to incorporate some surrounding areas, will lower fire insurance costs offset increased property taxes?

Would residents formerly outside city limits still be able to burn brush piles or keep livestock? How about shooting guns or fireworks?

City revisits paving plan


After receiving bids that were much higher than expected for paving projects around the city, the Columbia Board of Aldermen and Mayor Justin McKenzie are seeking solutions for crumbling infrastructure.

During last Tuesday’s Board meeting, Engineer Sean Burns spoke about a recent bid opening to repair several streets.



Edith W. McMurray

96, Columbia


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