Today's Top Stories

As storms swept through the region this morning, Marion County law enforcement and first responders were kept busy.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Sunshine Frozen Foods owner Joe Ball.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Hattiesburg July 22, 1975.

 

State Bank is a full-service, FDIC insured bank working with commercial and consumer customers alike and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in Columbia.

District Attorney Hall Kittrell pointed out services available to those who fall prey to criminals as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week this past week.

Jennifer Baughman started the school year by cooking breakfast for West Marion Primary School staff.

2017 was a busy year for Main Street Columbia Inc.

Director Nik Ingram spoke with the Columbia Board of Aldermen at the April 3 meeting and shared some insight into things going on with the organization and in downtown Columbia.








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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