Info sought on shooting

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information about a large private party Friday night that ended with three injured by gunfire.

The incident occurred after 11 p.m. outside the activity center of New Zion United Methodist Church on Rural Center Lane, which is off of Mississippi 13 south of Columbia.




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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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