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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Tease Salon cosmetologist Courtney Crain.)

Q: When and where were you born?

Tina’s Garden Spot, located at 2007 U.S. 98 W. in Foxworth, has provided Marion County with the best and freshest produce for more than 30 years.

Jody Dyess, who leads Say Something Assembly, which aims to stop bullying and suicide in schools, spoke to the Kiwanis Club Wednesday about bringing the program to Marion County.

Campaign finance reports detailing spending and fundraising during May showed no major action in Marion County. The reports were due to the circuit clerk’s office Monday.

Following the second of three tries, 85.7 percent of third graders in the Marion County district have now passed the reading gate test.

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River fans have long known about Wiley Cleland’s abilities.






Law academy thanks county

By STAFF,

Clint McMurry, director of the Columbia Law Enforcement Training Academy, presents Marion County Board of Supervisors President Terry Broome with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday for the board’s continuing support of the academy. It is located on county-owned property at the BusinessPlex (former Columbia Training School).


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Big plans for Freedom Fest

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Organizers hope to draw 10,000 downtown July 6

Freedom Fest is fast approaching, and organizers hope to draw 10,000 people downtown for live music, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks and more.

July 6 is the date set aside to celebrate the country’s birthday and Columbia’s bicentennial.


Incorporations filed in May

By STAFF,

The following incorporations were made in May in Marion County, according to the Secretary of State’s Office:

• C Town Towing LLC, 229 Stuckey Road, Columbia

• JC’s Shack LLC, 35 Gates Road, Columbia

• A & A Consulting LLC, 702 Main St., Columbia

• Raynes Farms LLC, 150 Old Hwy 98, Columbia


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