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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Shabulous owner Melissa Collier.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Gulfport in Nov. 12, 1971.

 

Columbia and Marion County are built on the backs of family-run businesses, and Cook’s Garage may be the textbook example.

Two Columbia girls will be sharing the lead role in a traditional ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” the next two weekends.

City hears passionate support for and against ordinance

For the first time, beer and wine will soon be legally sold in Columbia on Sundays after the Board of Aldermen passed a revised ordinance Tuesday.

City officials are mulling fees for the use of Bluff Street Park similar to the ones charged by the county to use facilities at the Columbia Water Park.

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.






County seeks bids on bonds

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County will begin seeking terms and rates for bonds to fund $5 million in bridge and road repairs.

Bond Attorney Warren Greenlee spoke with supervisors Monday during their regular meeting. The board plans to borrow the money and pay it back with newly allocated internet sales tax revenue.





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