The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the weeks ending Aug. 16 and Aug. 23:
Monday, Aug. 12
l Christine Mosley, Dorothy Boutte’ and Bettye R. Tyler to Samuel R. Abram Jr.
l Marcus C. Grinstead to Michele Grinstead
65 years ago, Sept. 2, 1954
“A record-breaking enrollment in Columbia City Schools was announced this week by Superintendent S.F. Smith. … A total of 1,490 students have registered to attend classes here in the first through 12th grades.”
The Columbia Police Department is reminding folks to “drive sober or get pulled over” this holiday weekend.
During the Labor Day Weekend the CPD is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to combat drunk driving and save lives.
These results from the Marion County Republican runoff, Aug. 27, 2019, will be updated as returns come in.
Update No. 5: Precincts reporting: 22 of 22 (all machine totals but not absentee)
Tate Reeves, 3,158
Bill Waller, 2,124
The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves. They began the year a perfect 6-0 in non-district play before faltering down the stretch, going 1-4 in Region 8-3A and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
West Marion Band Director Ryan Pippin is leading the 2019-2020 marching band into exile.
“Exile” is the name of the program the band is performing this year. Music will include creation music excerpts from the Rites of Spring and a couple of songs from Coldplay. It is loosely based on the story of Adam and Eve.