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Kids Hub celebrated opening its Columbia location on Second Street Friday morning with a ribbon cutting in collaboration with the Marion County Development Partnership.
Members of the Columbia High School class of 2020 walk in as family and friends — limited in number and spaced apart for social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic — stand inside Walter
East Marion High School held its graduation commencement ceremony Friday night to honor a senior class that missed its final two months of school.
Friday evening West Marion High School held its commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 in Foxworth, with COVID-19 precautions like masks and social distancing being practiced.
Morgan Allen of Columbia recently graduated from the Holmes Community College as a member of the 2020 practical nursing class.

Jail Docket: July 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from June 22 to June 28. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Terrance Crashawn Abram, 25, Columbia, arrested by MCSO, charged with felony possession of controlled substance.


Fire Report: July 2, 2020

Monday, June 22

Medical, 357 Friendship Church Road, 3:37 a.m., Tri-Community responded.

Tuesday, June 23

Medical, 242 Firetower Road, 12:04 p.m., Pine Burr responded.

Grass/woods fire, 21 Smith Hill Lane, 1:39 p.m., Tri-Community responded.






Ford family has deep roots

This photo features the Dr. T. B. Ford family circa 1903. Front row, from left, are children Paul Ford, Minerva Crystelle Ford and Ted Ford; second row, Dr. Theodore Buckley Ford and his wife, Minerva Foxworth Ford; back row, Earl Ford, Mattie Ford (Lampton), Dercy Ford, Warren Ford, Jeanette Ford (Thompson) and Roscoe Douglas (Rossie) Ford.




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