Today's Top Stories

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights The Flower Shop owner Tracy Dyess.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Columbia girl in 1993.

Columbia aldermen have a lot of information to digest after preliminary numbers have been assembled about annexation.

Most people cringe when they see blue lights in their rearview mirror, but this Christmas season that traffic stop might be a special surprise.

The Columbia Academy basketball team is starting to shape up as a squad Marion County and every team in MAIS AAA should pay attention to.

There are a lot of questions right now for the Columbia Wildcats on the hardwood, and they are working hard to answer them to turn around their 3-5 start.




Annexation questions asked

By MARK ROGERS,

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

By MARK ROGERS,

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.




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