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More than a month after a deadly tornado roared through the southern part of Marion County, the federal government on Friday declared a disaster area, opening up assistance for businesses and resi
Hunter Courtney, a senior at Columbia Academy, was chosen as by his teacher, Elmer Blanchard, as the top second-year HVAC student at the Marion County Career and Technology Center.
Although a date hasn’t been set yet, East Marion High School plans to honor its award-winning student athletes soon with custom trophies and plaques.
West Marion High School honored its graduating athletes Friday night during its senior celebration with custom plaques.
Custom Trophy & Engraving in Foxworth crafted unique plaques to honor award winners in the Marion County School District.

Rotary awards scholarships


The Columbia Rotary Club normally honors its scholarship recipients with an awards luncheon each spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted those plans.

Instead Scholarship Committee Chairman Gary Smyly traveled to each of Marion County’s four high schools Tuesday to present the checks to the seniors.

Fire Report: May 14, 2020

Monday, May 4

Fire alarm, 507 Broad St., 6:34 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 191 Sanders Road, 8:26 a.m., Foxworth and Tri-Community responded.

Smoke, 26 J. Jackson Lane, 10:05 a.m., Foxworth, South Marion, Southwest Marion and Tri-Community responded.


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