Today's Top Stories
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise water rates 3 percent in 2018 after voting down the price hike at its previous meeting.
Aldermen Wendell Hammond, Jason Stringer, Mike Smith and Ed Hough voted for the increase, and Alderwoman Anna Evans voted against it.
Garbage pickup in Columbia and Marion County will be pushed back a day for both Christmas and New Year's.
The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of Dec.11:
• Rickey James Brent of Silver Creek and Lynda Fay Toney of Silver Creek.
• Robert Earl Conner Jr. of Lumberton and Lori Stallworth of Lumberton.
The sounds of the Christmas season echoed through the Columbia School District Board of Trustees meeting last week.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.
Monday, Dec. 11
Auditions are complete and the cast has been chosen for Columbia High School’s annual musical next spring.
“The Music Man” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 and March 3 at the newly renovated Crystelle Ford Auditorium. It will mark the 40th time Columbia High School students have performed a musical at the school.
A group of Marion County volunteers plans to make the holidays special for some people who might not get the chance to celebrate.
A community-wide Christmas dinner will begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1309 Church St., and last until at least 3 p.m.