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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Shabulous owner Melissa Collier.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Gulfport in Nov. 12, 1971.

 

Columbia and Marion County are built on the backs of family-run businesses, and Cook’s Garage may be the textbook example.

Two Columbia girls will be sharing the lead role in a traditional ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” the next two weekends.

City hears passionate support for and against ordinance

For the first time, beer and wine will soon be legally sold in Columbia on Sundays after the Board of Aldermen passed a revised ordinance Tuesday.

City officials are mulling fees for the use of Bluff Street Park similar to the ones charged by the county to use facilities at the Columbia Water Park.

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.





County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses

By MARK ROGERS,

Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.







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