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The dedication for a new sign welcoming visitors to Columbia is set for May 1.

A new car wash is coming to U.S. 98 near Griner Drilling Service.

Linda Stringer was trimming bushes Thursday morning when she noticed a visitor — well, 25,000 to 30,000 buzzing, yellow-and-black visitors.

Relay for Life hits the road next week as a new concept on the annual event is unveiled.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights China Buffet waitress Carrie Wood.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Pensacola, Fla., on March 30, 1983.

 

The Columbia Lady Wildcats (12-8, 5-3) have scratched and clawed their way into a No. 2 seed and earned home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs after an early hole in district play.







Reducing odds of school shooting

By MARK ROGERS,

Michael Kelly says there are two things school districts can do to greatly reduce the chances of a shooting.

No. 1 is to have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying. The deputy director of the Columbia Law Enforcement Training Academy said for every school shooter one of the catalysts for why they did it was being picked on.





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