It is often difficult for ex-offenders to reintegrate back into society after being released from prison, so a group is exploring a potential “discipleship house” in Columbia based on a successful pattern from elsewhere.
Buck the dog made a lot of friends roaming down Second Street in recent weeks. But when they reported him to the Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter, it revealed an all-too-common problem: The owner, when contacted by the shelter, said he simply didn’t want the pet.
No frisking, no matter how thorough, would have unearthed this contraband.
A paraplegic woman and an inmate are now facing charges after allegedly conspiring to get marijuana into the Marion-Walthall Correctional Facility via their most sensitive areas. Officers seized the pot Sunday after the bizarre encounter.