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Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Paul Robert Goss, son of Robert and Sherri Goss of Columbia, is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Sunday displayed the various military, state and the U.S. flags in front of its entrance as part of a tribute for Memorial Day, which was Monday.
Carpentry students from the Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center build square boxes with removable dividers earlier this year per the curriculum guidelines.
Work has begun on replacing the bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just before Beacon Supply off of U.S. 98.



County school board hires 4

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Business was short and sweet Tuesday night at the Marion County school board meeting.

The budget for the school year was approved. The advertised amount of the district’s annual budget was $23.4 million.

In other action the board approved the resignation of Topeneka Bridges as a bus driver.

It approved four new hires:








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