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The eight policemen and deputies from Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty are now driving on “God’s interstate of eternity,” the guest speaker at the Fallen Law...

Columbia High School senior Bryce Ramshur became the fourth tennis star from the Wildcats program in three years to sign a collegiate scholarship Wednesday.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 members present a gun to Randy Dyess Wednesday at Foxworth Pawn and Trade as the winner of their raffle that funds girls attending Girls State.

The April meeting of the Calliopean Club was held at the Broad Street Restaurant on April 15.

The West Marion Trojans faithful are going to have to wait a little longer to raise a state championship trophy.

Now that the 3 percent sales tax on hotels and restaurants for tourism, parks and recreation has been passed, Columbia is beginning to initialize its plans for how the funds will be used.

Samuel Joe 'Sammy' Prine

Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine

65, Columbia

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at North Columbia Baptist Church for Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine, 65, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, May 12 in Covington, La. All are welcome to attend.


Community Calendar, May 18, 2019

Cheryl V. Walker

Book Signing, May 18

Cheryl V. Walker will debut her first book, entitled “Living Purpose-Full,” at her book signing event to be held from 2 p.m. until

4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Magnolia Inn & Suites, 816 U.S. 98.

AARP Chapter 5276

Parade of Hat-A-Lu-Jahs,

May 19



Samuel Joe “Sammy” Prine

65, Columbia


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