Myrtles to celebrate 40 years

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

A lot of things have changed in 40 years, but some things still stay the same.

One constant in Columbia has been The Myrtles Nursing Center.

The Myrtles opened Jan. 14, 1979, as a 60-bed nursing center in the same location as it is now on Alberta Avenue. On July 25, there will be a 40th anniversary celebration.





New curator leads museum

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

On the west end of Second Street sits an old train depot filled with vintage treasures.

The depot is now the Marion County Historical Museum. But now the museum has something new, a new curator.

Carol Durham has taken over the duties left vacant when Chris Watts accepted another job last year.


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City makes job moves

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Personnel issues were the main topic at the Columbia Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday.

Ordinance Officer Justin Corley addressed the board in Police Chief Michael Kelly’s absence. Upon the recommendation of Corley, the board approved the following changes:

• Frelix Roderick, full-time officer certified;


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