Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Shabulous owner Melissa Collier.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Gulfport in Nov. 12, 1971.


Columbia and Marion County are built on the backs of family-run businesses, and Cook’s Garage may be the textbook example.

Two Columbia girls will be sharing the lead role in a traditional ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” the next two weekends.

City hears passionate support for and against ordinance

For the first time, beer and wine will soon be legally sold in Columbia on Sundays after the Board of Aldermen passed a revised ordinance Tuesday.

City officials are mulling fees for the use of Bluff Street Park similar to the ones charged by the county to use facilities at the Columbia Water Park.

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.

Schools to budget snow makeup days


Next year the Columbia School District will have predetermined makeup days to be used if school is cancelled because of weather.

That decision was made before this week’s snow and ice, which resulted in school dismissing early Tuesday and being out Wednesday and Thursday. The district hasn’t set yet when it will make up those days.

Clerk shot in armed robbery


Columbia police are seeking information on suspects who shot a clerk at the Family Dollar on South High School Avenue during an armed robbery Saturday morning.

Detective Capt. Rita Pickering said they are looking for two suspects who were wearing long jackets, toboggans and scarves that covered their faces.



Addie Lee Thornhill Price

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