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In these uncertain days of social isolation and children underfoot, there are some alluring ideas for keeping busy in the garden without overloading yourself, and for entertaining bored kids.
ELLISVILLE — A unique combination of resources and skills has sparked a collaborative effort amongst three Jones College faculty to help the health care providers on the “front line” fight the inv
All across Columbia and Marion County people are seeing stuffed bears in windows and on porches. But what is the purpose?
For seniors throughout Marion County, their final year is in shambles with the coronavirus pandemic suspending school and threatening to cancel sports, prom and graduation.
Work has begun this week on placing a new roof on the Columbia-Marion County Public Library. Workers from R & R Sheet Metal have been on top of the roof this week doing work.

Parade changes to Dec. 3


The date of the annual Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade has changed and will roll at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The date was shifted from Monday for a variety of reasons, including downtown traffic on the third of the month and availability of participants on a Monday.

Marriages and Divorces


The following marriage license applications were received by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office during the week of Sept. 24:

• Jonathan Dewayne Deakle of Columbia and Jane Lee Ward of Columbia.

• Ethan Leon Broom of Columbia and Summer Chi Powell of Columbia.