Today's Top Stories

City officials will honor local teams that played in the World Series with a parade.

The parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in Columbia, according to Mayor Justin McKenzie.

Inspections could close dozens of county bridges

Each day, more than 1,700 vehicles pass over a small bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just off U.S. 98.

Setting the tone for the school year was important for the administration of the Marion County School District.

High Hopes Gift Shop, located at 62 Riley Road off of Williamsburg Road in Bunker Hill, opened its doors just two months ago and is filled with custom-made collectibles.

The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department is proposing property tax increases to add a sixth station near Lakeview and to replace aging equipment.

The law enforcement community is rallying around former Columbia Police Chief Carroll Bryant after he and his wife lost their home in a fire.

Fire Calls: August 10, 2017


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.)


Monday, July 31

• Medical, 717 Mississippi Ave., 5:31 a.m., Columbia responded.




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John Wesley McNease

78, Columbia