History restored

By MARK ROGERS,

Former church comes alive as event venue

From 1925 until the mid-1970s, the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Church Street hosted many weddings and community events. Now the historic structure has been renovated to be the site of many more.



Lone bar now open in city

By MARK ROGERS,

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.”



Pre-K results exceed forecasts

By MARK ROGERS,

Results are in from initial testing of students in Columbia Primary School’s new pre-K program, and officials are encouraged.

The 4-year-olds are already close to what the state expects them to know at the end of the year, Columbia Primary School Principal Heather Singley reported to the school board Tuesday night.







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