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.
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.”
Christmas songs echoed through downtown streets, lights flashed, shoppers shopped and Columbia looked like a “scene from a Hallmark movie” Friday night as the annual Candlelight, Carols and Claus topped all expectations.
Now the 12-year-old Marion County resident has her own line and was busy selling and talking about it. As people browsed the jewelry collection on display at the Magnolia Inn last weekend, they had the chance to meet the young entrepreneur behind “Jewelry by Janai.”