Columbia High School will continue its once-a-decade tradition of performing “Grease” as its annual musical.
Shows will be Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Crystelle Ford Auditorium.
This will be the 42nd CHS musical, and the school previously did “Grease” in 1990, 2000 and 2010.
As the bell rings and classes change, black and white students fill the hallways of Columbia High School. It is a fully integrated school.
Of Columbia's 475 students, roughly half are black and half are white. That would not have been the case in 1969.
The Columbia school board was able to see initial plans for a renovated Walter Payton Field at Gardner Stadium during a work session Wednesday.
Architect Jamie Wier with the Wier Boerner Allin Architecture firm of Jackson gave a two-hour presentation and said the proposal calls for keeping the football field in the same location.
Columbia High School is addressing its parking situation for home football games and has a new plan in place.
The entrance to Walter Payton Field at the intersection of Broad Street and Branton Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m., and Pearl Street, which turns into Branton, will become a one-way street at that time.
More than 50 young cheerleaders got to learn alongside the Columbia High School cheer squad this week and concluded a four-day camp with performances in front of family and friends Thursday.
Cheer coach Sara Russell said the goal of the camp is to grow cheerleaders.
For one Marion County young lady, the third weekend in July will be her time to shine.