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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.



Library seeks temporary home

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

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.

A new roof isn't expected until the end of April, and more interior repairs may be required after that before the library can reopen.



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.


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.



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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Gracie Broome

Gracie Broome

86, Bassfield

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for Mrs. Gracie Broome, 86, who died on Friday, Jan. 25 in Columbia. Burial followed in Lowland Cemetery. Rev. Dewitt Bain and Rev. Ed Steele officiated at the services.








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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.











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