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Martha “Mott” Warren Bell joined the Navy to see the world: instead she saw Kingsville, Texas. Bell, 97, of Sandy Hook, enlisted in January 1942.
The closest he’s ever come to dying, Henry O. Johnson says, was during a typhoon in Okinawa in 1945.
In a time where most people are staying home in an effort to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, some Marion County women are using their time to help Marion General Hospital.
Effective immediately, visitors to the Marion County Courthouse must call the office they are needing to receive instructions on how they can be served without having to enter the courthouse.
In this photo provided by Carol Durham of the Marion County Museum and Archives, the 1943 Columbia High School basketball team is pictured as seen in the school's annual. From left are Coach W.L.

Six run for school board


All three of the school board positions on the Nov. 6 ballot will be contested.

In the Municipal Separate School District Trustee race, incumbent Dr. Ronald Luethje and Chris Wallace qualified. That district covers residences in the city school district but outside Columbia city limits.

Winton-Souhlas wed


“Counting Every Blessing” by Rend Collective played as the wedding party of Elizabeth Winton and Nicholas Souhlas took their places for the evening outdoor ceremony at The Dogwood Venue in Sumrall, Miss. on April 21, 2018.  The ceremony was officiated by Chad Davis, pastor of the Venue Church in Hattiesburg.