(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.
The table in the lobby of Safe Haven and Community Life Ministries was full of purses.
A group of women from the Women’s Missionary Unit from First Baptist Church in Oloh had come to deliver the purses, filled with supplies for women in Columbia who are transitioning from prison to life on the outside.
The following land transactions were recorded in the Marion County Chancery Clerk’s Office during the week of Jan. 1:
• Gregory L. Barnes and Michael D. Peters to Annette Washington for property.
• Larry A. Barrett to Larry A. Barrett and Gloria W. Barrett for property.
A drive through Columbia often yields something that concerns city officials: a plethora of trash along roadsides.
Cups, bags, cans, papers and more can be found on along area roadways, and Mayor Justin McKenzie said he is concerned.
After World War II, Elizabeth David, a formidable presence in British food circles, chronicled foods in post-war England, France and Italy. To the astonishment of the Brits, she reported that the poorest peasants in France and Italy dined more deliciously and well than the middle-class Englishman.
A 34-year-old Columbia woman who is a teacher at Purvis High School turned herself in to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office last week after being accused of taking money from a vulnerable person for her own use, Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday.
As the Marion County Board of Supervisors works to control costs and keep budgets in line, the group received a bit of good news: The county did not have to borrow money to finish the calendar year.
CPA Charlie Prince updated the Board Jan. 4 during its regularly scheduled week of meetings.