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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.

Nursing home worker diagnosed


The Grove nursing home in Columbia says it is “doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 within our facility” after an employee was diagnosed with the virus.

Administrator Michael Bradshaw wrote a letter to residents and family members that was shared on social media over the weekend.

Small businesses adjusting


In Columbia several small businesses have been forced to either shut down or dramatically change their approach during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tracy Dyess, owner of The Flower Shop on Church Street, had to make the decision to close shop and is strictly taking only floral orders by phone now.