Next week is Thanksgiving. For some in Columbia and Marion County, it will mean a few days off with family and friends. For others, the allure of Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and while I’m in bed early Friday morning, they will be mobbing the stores in hopes of finding that perfect gift.
A large crowd was on hand as Marion County remembered those who have served in the armed forces at annual Veterans Day program on the courthouse lawn Monday. Things got under way with a welcome by master of ceremonies Laura Franklin, a Navy veteran and District 2 commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.