The Pearl River Interpretive Plaza was filled with the sights and sounds of children and their projects earlier this week.
A group of home school students from the JNA Academy and DKX Bullock School spent part Monday and Tuesday learning about a variety of things using the Plaza behind City Hall in Columbia as their classroom.
Costs for disposing of garbage are going up 11 percent for Marion County.
Waste Pro, which has the contract to collect and haul both city and county garbage, has announced cost increases to both entities. The county’s monthly fee per customer is going up from $6.55 to $7.29.