Marion County’s population is continuing to decline, according to 2018 census estimates released last week.
Property owners in Marion County could see increases in their taxes when bills are mailed out later this fall.
The 2017 real property assessment has increased because of reappraisal, according to Tax Assessor/Collector Teresa Terrell.
As area schoolchildren begin to head back to the books this week, many of them have a little extra help.
Students of all ages were able to pick up backpacks full of supplies during events held at the Columbia Water Park and Duckworth Park.
Kenneigha Barnes was all smiles as Marion County Superintendent Wendy Bracey called her up in front of a school board meeting Monday.
Columbia residents will soon be able to recycle on Saturdays.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted to open the recycling center on old Foxworth Road from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. It will also be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Ditches and flooding are taking a top priority for the newly elected Columbia administration.
Mayor Justin McKenzie said frequent rains have brought a lot of issues to light.