Jimmy Gail Corley
A new minivan, donated by a Columbia man, will help WINGS continue its mission helping abused women.
Dick Jordan donated the vehicle this week, and Executive Director Allen Williams says it will be a big help to the organization, which has shelters in Columbia and McComb for women and children victims of domestic violence.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen agreed with the city’s Board of Adjustment that a variance should be granted to allow the construction of a new medical facility on U.S. 98.
Fast Pace Urgent Care is currently under construction at 1050 U.S. 98.
A local group wants to put Columbia on the map as an official “Wildflower City,” and the Board of Aldermen likes the idea.
At a recent meeting Judy Ward of the Pine Needle Garden Club spoke about the project, and aldermen voted unanimously to accept the plan.
The Columbia 10u all-stars followed a heartbreaking, 9-inning loss to Louisiana to open the Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton, N.C., with a pair of victories to set up a quarterfinals matchup with South Carolina Aug. 7 but had their season come to a close in a hurry.
Marion County teams got off to a solid start to the season Friday night as Columbia and East Marion both won big, while Columbia Academy fought hard but lost a tough one by one point.
City working to get renovation bids within $91K budget
The Board of Alderman is reevaluating what to do with the Columbia Waterworks building after bids to renovate it came in nearly $75,000 more than funding.
A possible alternative is using it as an office and sports hall of fame if a sportsplex is built nearby.
Following a burglary at Columbia Auto Service, business owner Brian Roney says he is still trying to figure out what is missing.
“I’ll go to reach for a tool or something and I’ll realize that it isn’t there. I’m realizing things all the time,” he said Tuesday.
After being denied a chance to air concerns about the “One Lake” project during a public hearing, the mayor of Monticello is taking action.
On behalf of “One River - No Lake,” Martha Watts is planning a town hall meeting in the Lawrence County town bordering the Pearl River.
Paintings and encouraging sayings now greet students in the restrooms at Columbia Elementary School.
The Joy Project brought the artwork to the bathroom stall doors throughout the school Saturday in preparation for the first day Monday.
Last season the Columbia High School volleyball team narrowly missed out on a playoff berth due to a tiebreaker after finishing with the same district record as Salem at 7-3.
Now the Wildcats are back in action and have their sights set on a Class 1 Region 7 title.
You might have noticed license plates from several different states around Columbia this past weekend.
The Pearl River Classic Poultry Show drew attendees from at least eight states to the Columbia Expo Center, including Anthony Ashley of Honea Path, S.C.
The Columbia High School Marching Wildcats and West Marion Trojans Marching Band took to the same field Saturday, but it wasn’t for a halftime show at a football game.
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The Columbia High School baseball team will be getting new dugouts in the district’s first athletic upgrades in more than 15 years.
The school board voted Oct. 12 to take bids on the work in hopes of having it done before the season starts in February.
For the past five years I have covered multiple signing days for nearly every sport imaginable. From the signing days I covered at Southern Miss for football, baseball and basketball to the ones I’ve covered here in Columbia for the major sports plus archery, tennis and cheerleading, it is always treat to witness.
Employment is high. The stock market, despite its recent nosedive, remains up significantly over the past few years. Other U.S. economic indicators are favorable.
For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.
During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Board of Aldermen appointed Eric Lucas to serve on the Columbia School District Board of Trustees.
The 39-year-old is a Columbia High School graduate and works for Jones Companies.
Columbia School District Trustees say they are pleased with the work of new Superintendent Jason Harris.
The Board completed an evaluation of Harris before the Jan. 11 meeting and talked about Harris and the projects that he has begun since taking the helm on July 1, 2017.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking a man who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with a death investigation.
Chief Deputy Jamie Singley said late Saturday that authorities are seeking Ronnie Smith of the Kokomo area.
A woman is dead and a man was injured after being shot near Foxworth late Friday in what investigators say appears to have been a domestic dispute.
Tamaneka Murree Alexander, 30, of Foxworth, died Friday night as a result of her injuries, Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall said in a news release Monday.