Columbia ‘Cirro-Cool’ Shirts Activate by Sweat, Touch to Lower Body Temp

The Columbia ZERO Ice Cirro-Cool Short Sleeve Shirt combines two cooling technologies to wick sweat and cool you down. You may already be familiar with Columbia’s sun-fighting shirts. But the brand’s latest line of cooling shirts builds on that tech with a loose-fit, stretchy short-sleeve version, designed with desert hikes and cardio efforts in mind. Adding to their performance, the Cirro-Cool shirts use four-way-stretch polyester and have built-in sun protection (UPF 50).
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Police searching for 14-year-old girl, last seen in East Columbia

Columbia Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen Sunday. Jessica Murray was wearing blue cutoff shorts and a backpack with a pink, white, blue and black design. She was last seen Sunday on the 400 block of Glenstone Drive, according to a Columbia Police Department tweet.
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Young entrepreneurs opening The Toasty Hot Spot restaurant in Columbia

A new breakfast, brunch and lunch spot will soon be opening in downtown Columbia. Sai Williams and her boyfriend, Eli Wright, have recently begun an entrepreneurial venture to open their own business. At just 23 and 25 years old, this will be their first time owning a restaurant. However, Williams said both of their families have instilled in them a love for cooking, and they'd been hoping for the opportunity for some time.

Man shot in Five Points, Columbia police investigating

Officials from the Columbia Police Department are gathering information after a shooting incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in the 2000 block of Greene Street in Columbia's Five Points. According to police, one man was injured as a result of the shooting but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
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Bandcamp Friday continues to help Columbia musicians

For Zach Seibert, who these days leads the folk-rock band E.Z. Shakes, 2021 was the time to let people meet or get reacquainted with his 2009 solo debut, “Learning To Drown.” But the decision to reissue the album, credited to Zach Seibert and the Red Wagon, last month was less about any interesting counterpoints between the raw but meditative tunes he makes now and the polished country/folk tunes he released then than it was a need to make a difference.

Boeing and Columbia Helicopters working on system to enhance pilot’s situational awareness in smoky conditions

Columbia Helicopters and Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, this week entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the design, integration, testing, and demonstration of an enhanced pilot situational awareness (EPSA) degraded visual environment (DVE) flight capability on a Columbia helicopter to be used for aerial wildland fire suppression.

Columbia Fireflies open 2021 season Tuesday night

The Fireflies will play at Augusta tonight at 7:05 p.m. at SRP Park. RHP Adrian Alcantara (0-0, 0.00 ERA) gets the nod for the Fireflies, while the GreenJackets opt to toss RHP Alec Barger (0-0, 0.00 ERA). PANDEMIC CREATES HISTORIC STOPPAGE: For the first time since Minor League Baseball was...

Columbia police investigate early morning robbery

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Police say a man reported being robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning in downtown Columbia. Officers were sent to the 100 block of West Broadway around 2:30 a.m. for a robbery with a gun, the Columbia Police Department said in a news release. Police say the victim told officers he was in his vehicle when a man approached him with a handgun. The robber left the area with an unknown amount of cash, police said. He was seen leaving in a red SUV with shiny rims.

Columbia County students launch weather balloon

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Wednesday, the classroom was moved outdoors, and the content, a hands-on weather balloon experiment. The goal, to record scientific information and recover the balloon once it pops and falls to the ground. Savannah River Academy 5th Grader Arnay Patel says, ”There’s gonna be 3 balloons...

Columbia Animal Services celebrates Cinco de Mayo with adoption special

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Columbia Animal Services is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a special pet adoption this week. According to organizers with Columbia Animal Services, they are hosting adoption specials during the week of Cinco de Mayo, with the special promotional price of $5 per pet. WHEN: May 3-7,...
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Discount grocer Lidl shelves months-long plan to take over Columbia's 'Social Pig'

COLUMBIA — Discount grocery chain Lidl has backed off from its plans to replace a Piggly Wiggly store on Devine Street in Columbia. Talks that lasted months among German-based grocer Lidl, the owner of the Piggly Wiggly store commonly known as the “Social Pig,” and the owners of the property have ended without reaching a deal​, The Post and Courier has learned from a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

Second woman charged in Columbia attack

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A second woman has been charged after a woman was attacked by a group and shot last month in Columbia. Shaunasty Townsend, 33, of Columbia was charged Tuesday with first-degree assault and first-degree robbery in connection with the attack April 16 on Elm Grove Drive in northeast Columbia. Columbia police arrested her Monday and she was in the Boone County Jail on Tuesday on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
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Meet Sami Salloum

Sami Salloum is a student at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies from Damascus, Syria. He spoke with us about his studies in negotiations and conflict resolution, his plans to contribute to conflict resolution in the Middle East, and what he wishes more people knew about his home country. What are...
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Columbia Regional Airport to add flights Thursday

American Airlines will resume direct flights between Chicago and Columbia and add a third flight between Columbia and Dallas/Fort Worth on Thursday. United Airlines will resume direct flights between Columbia and Denver on Aug. 1. On Wednesday, American Airlines had two flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbia, and United Airlines...