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.

The Columbia High School baseball team will be getting new dugouts in the district’s first athletic upgrades in more than 15 years.

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.

City to explore annexation


The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.