Today's Top Stories

CANTON — There was no doubt left in anyone’s mind Saturday night as the Columbia Academy Cougars dominated Carroll Academy in the Class 3A state championship at Canton Academy, claiming their firs
For one couple and four firemen early Monday morning was a very scary time.
The Missions Committee of First United Methodist Church in Columbia is making a difference in the community this year through several local projects benefiting schools and first responders.
The Columbia-Marion County Public Library is finally working on making a temporary move after receiving word from the insurance company that rent can be paid to keep its doors open.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted to proclaim a local emergency because of Pearl River flooding in a special meeting Monday night.

Fire Report: February 13, 2020

Monday, Feb. 3

Medical, 1004 West Ave., 8:59 a.m., Columbia responded.

Smoke, Lumberton Road, 12:39 p.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 1837 Mississippi 35 S., 3:58 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.

Vehicle accident, East Ave./Broad St., 4:07 p.m., Columbia responded.

Jail Docket: February 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Feb 3 to Feb 9. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Deric Dewayne Adams, 43, Carson, arrested by CPD, charged with DUI 1st offense-(1)(a) under the influence of liquor.

First Southern promotes two

First Southern Bank on Second Street recently announced the promotions of two long-tenured employees.

Nick Davis, who previously served as vice president and branch manager, was promoted to chief credit officer, and former Vice President and BSA Officer Dawn Prach is the new chief compliance officer.

Appointments made


The Columbia Board of Aldermen made more than 20 appointments to various boards during its Feb. 4 meeting.

Those included bodies that manage zoning, historic preservation, schools and the airport.

Aldermen began with the Planning Commission, a seven-member body that deals with zoning changes.