Today's Top Stories

A ride that started with two ended with three as a Columbia woman gave birth on her way to the hospital recently.

Car hydroplanes on 35 Saturday, lands in trees Storms ripped through Marion County Saturday causing damage to homes, flooding and accidents, including one that killed a man.

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

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.


Union precinct will move

By MARK ROGERS,

Voters in the Union precinct in eastern Marion County will change locations for future elections.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move the polling place from a privately owned building on Lampton Hilltop Road to the Keno Fire Station at the corner of East Baylis Chapel and Lampton Hilltop roads.




Fire Report: April 19, 2018

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

Monday, April 9
• Medical, 459 Riley Road, 6:02 p.m., Tri-Community responded.


FAA, EPA concerns may delay county’s shooting range

By MARK ROGERS,

Federal regulations about shooting near airports and lead in the environment may delay construction of a firing range for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The Federal Aviation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency both have rules that would affect a potential range, the Board of Supervisors learned this week.


Strawberries and Cream Cake: Not the prettiest but the tastiest

By FRAN GINN,

Yesterday I bought some absolutely delicious strawberries. Besides just eating them straight from the plastic container, I began thinking of different combinations of strawberries — strawberries and ice cream, strawberries and pound cake, strawberries and cream. This recipe satisfies all those strawberry cravings.





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