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Life has enough pressures; why include them in the garden?
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia Academy bookkeeper Wendy Barnes.) Q: When and where were you born?
65 years ago, Jan. 20, 1955
Stamps Body Shop, located at 3880 Mississippi 35 in Columbia, is ready for all of your car repair and maintenance service.
They say birds of a feather flock together, and next Saturday Marion County will be able to see that at the sixth annual Pearl River Classic Exhibition Poultry Show at the Columbia Expo Center.

Toys collected for foster kids

Child Protective Services recently held its Christmas party for foster children. Tivon Hawthrone Jr. and Joey Croom Jr., seniors at Columbia High School, helped collect toys as their senior project. CPS also had two businesses, including D4T Training, donate toys as well. More than 500 toys were given this year.

Fire Report: December 26, 2019

Monday, Dec. 16

Medical alarm, 1666 N. Park Ave., 12:48 a.m., Tri-Community responded.

Medical, 47 Hart Road, 7:25 a.m., Southwest Marion responded.

Vehicle accident-unknown injuries, 410 Mississippi 586, 8:17 a.m., Foxworth responded.

Gas leak/odor, 217 Dewey St., 8:44 a.m., Columbia responded.

AARP gives to ministry

Members of AARP Chapter 5276 present a check Dec. 13 to Safe Haven Out Reach Ministries. Ella Ruth Johnson, executive director of Safe Haven, said the donation will go toward helping needy families in the community for Christmas. Front row, from left, are Ora Ducre, Larry K.



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Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE