John Wesley McNease
Setting the tone for the school year was important for the administration of the Marion County School District.
Superintendent Wendy Bracey said that a session for all of the administrators and staff on July 27 helped get the school year off to a “great start.”
The law enforcement community is rallying around former Columbia Police Chief Carroll Bryant after he and his wife lost their home in a fire.
A massive blaze destroyed their house at 1879 Mississippi 35 Wednesday morning, sending up a plume of smoke visible for miles.
Members of the Marion County Ham Radio Club spent Saturday passing simulated emergency traffic for a host of local agencies.
Columbia’s garbage pickup contractor has added a new truck to make service more reliable and hired an on-site mechanic.
At the same time, city leaders are considering a roughly $3 increase to its $10-per-month price, which Mayor Justin McKenzie said would get it to a break-even point.
Water main breaks have forced crews to dig up streets across the city and now a plan to patch the damaged pavement is being discussed by city leaders.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen approved $140,000 in repairs during its Aug. 1 meeting.