Today's Top Stories

The next stage in the Columbia annexation case will be an April 28 status conference following today's hearing in Marion County Chancery Court.
Library officials made a plea to the Marion County Board of Supervisors Tuesday for a temporary location as the Broad Street facility remains closed because of tornado damage.
Despite a biting breeze and chilly temperatures, the parade Monday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. still proudly marched down Main Street.
West Marion graduate and former Distinguished Young Woman Kaitlyn Bradford has been crowned as Marion County Miss Hospitality for 2020.
It was a light week for the Eagles with only one game on the docket, but East Marion made the most of it and provided some clarity on what’s in store for the stretch run.

CHS announces 'Grease' cast

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Columbia High School will continue its once-a-decade tradition of performing “Grease” as its annual musical.

Shows will be Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Crystelle Ford Auditorium.

This will be the 42nd CHS musical, and the school previously did “Grease” in 1990, 2000 and 2010.



Jail Docket: Jan. 23, 2020

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

Courtney Noel Barnes, 27, Oak Vale, arrested by MCSO, charged with possession of controlled substance.


Fire Report: Jan. 23, 2020

By STAFF REPORTS,

Monday, Jan. 13

Medical, 107 W. Dale St., 10:37 a.m., Columbia responded.

Fire alarm, 46 E. Marion School Road, 1:25 p.m., Pine Burr and South Marion responded.

Fire alarm, 11 Hart Road, 1:45 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.

Medical, 75 New Jerusalem Road, 2:28 p.m., Foxworth responded.





East Marion High honors

By SUBMITTED TO C-P,

The following students at East Marion High School made the Superintendent’s List (all As) during Term 2 of 2019-2020:

Ninth grade

Kristian Day, Anyla Jackson, John Johnson and Toni Johnson

10th grade

Nicholas Colvin, Adriana Faith Cook, Ta'kyla Gathright, Ja'don Patton, Shamyah Sims and Michaya Wilson




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