Today's Top Stories

For the first 14 months of her daughter Deavannah’s life, Deanna Bass of Columbia wasn’t able to rock, hold or comfort her baby as often as she would have liked.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Annette Broom of First Southern Bank.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Richton at home on Aug. 21, 1947.


Since 2007, Hathorn Funeral Home has always been there for its Columbia family through its darkest days.

Located at 167 Old U.S. 98, Hathorn Funeral Home is locally owned and operated with deep roots in the community.

Columbia Fire Department firefighters answered several calls during a 24-hour stretch from Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon, including a fire that damaged a home on Church Street.

For two local bands, the road to state competition was paved with top marks during last Saturday’s Gulfport competition at Milner Stadium.

Prosecutor says ‘we got some of the major players’

Three maximum prison sentences on burglary charges should help solve some of Columbia’s theft problems, according to District Attorney Hal Kittrell.

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.



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