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Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Paul Robert Goss, son of Robert and Sherri Goss of Columbia, is a May 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Sunday displayed the various military, state and the U.S. flags in front of its entrance as part of a tribute for Memorial Day, which was Monday.
Carpentry students from the Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center build square boxes with removable dividers earlier this year per the curriculum guidelines.
Work has begun on replacing the bridge on Columbia-Purvis Road just before Beacon Supply off of U.S. 98.

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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