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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Myrtles Nursing Center Administrator Gail Whittington.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Prentiss March 2, 1961.

For the second time this season, winter weather has thrown a wrench into the way of basketball in Marion County as all four girls basketball teams couldn’t play Tuesday night.

Columbia Academy

All chickens are not created equal.

For the second time this winter, a blast of arctic air and precipitation closed schools and made travel difficult around Marion County.

TJ Monroe has already proven he’s one of the best players in the area over the past season-and-a-half, but he took his game to another level on the Wildcats home court last Tuesday night.

Last season, East Marion cruised to a Class 2A Region 8 title, winning all 10 of its games, which includes the two in the district tournament.

Schools to budget snow makeup days

By MARK ROGERS,

Next year the Columbia School District will have predetermined makeup days to be used if school is cancelled because of weather.

That decision was made before this week’s snow and ice, which resulted in school dismissing early Tuesday and being out Wednesday and Thursday. The district hasn’t set yet when it will make up those days.







Clerk shot in armed robbery

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia police are seeking information on suspects who shot a clerk at the Family Dollar on South High School Avenue during an armed robbery Saturday morning.

Detective Capt. Rita Pickering said they are looking for two suspects who were wearing long jackets, toboggans and scarves that covered their faces.





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