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COLUMBIA — Alex Bahry says it's important that the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team practice before it jumps in front of a large crowd. That's why he and his 11 colleagues held a skydiving rehearsal Friday morning over Columbia Regional Airport.

More than eight Columbia Fire Department vehicles converged at Paquin Tower shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Water was seen pouring out the building while fire crews worked at the site. Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Stephen Potter said in a news release Friday morning that unatt…

The Daniel Boone Regional Library One READ program chose "Station Eleven," a post-apocalyptic novel and New York Times bestseller, for readers this year. This book tells a story about the nature of humanity, art and relationships that sustain humans.

Buses will shuttle visitors to the Columbia Regional Airport for the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors won't be able to park at the airport as the ground is too soft from recent rains. Buses will begin departing from the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets in downtown Columbia at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and will run continuously between the garage and the airport throughout the day. A round-trip ride costs $5. Parking at the garage and entry to the air show are free.

Supporters of requiring photo ID at the polls say it would prevent in-person voter fraud and protect the integrity of elections. But Democratic opponents say the measure would make it harder for minorities, women and the poor to vote.