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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.

Fire Report: March 26, 2020

Monday, March 16

Medical, 905 Lafayette St., 5:20 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 96 Foxworth Drive, 7:38 a.m., South Marion responded.

Medical, 1409 Columbia Purvis Road, 10:10 a.m., Pine Burr responded.

Vehicle fire, Robert A. Johnson Drive/Sumrall Road, 11:47 a.m., Columbia responded.

Hotel takes hit


Hotels throughout the country are particularly suffering because of the coronavirus, and Marion County is no different.

For the Magnolia Inn, the pandemic is causing a mass exodus of its client base.