Bradford cheers at Disney World


West Marion High School senior cheerleader Kaitlyn Bradford had the chance of a lifetime recently as she joined more than 800 cheerleaders and dancers from across the country to perform at Walt Disney World.

She represented Varsity Spirit at the fourth annual Varsity Spirit Spectacular that took place Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.

Lone bar now open in city


The City Bar & Grill on South High School Avenue is open again after passing several city inspections.

“Look around and see what other business can attract 100 people after 5 p.m.,” owner Landy Slocum said. “It keeps 100 or 200 taxpayers from driving to Lamar County to do something. It offers Columbia a nice big place in town.”



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