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For the past six years, we have all been lucky to be witnesses to arguably the best ball player to ever hail from Marion County.
While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the grandest of plans and ruined many birthday celebrations, one Columbia youngster got the joy of celebrating a modified party last week.
My name is Cash, and I am in 4th grade at CES. My math teacher, Mrs. Lindsey Lucas, gave us lessons on types of shapes and types of angles.
We spend part of our day inside working and part of our day outside on “life lessons.”
While the world is focused on the coronavirus, the United States and Marion County in particular have something else going on which is also important: the U.S. census.

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.


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