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Residents ask city officials about taxes, services

The boardroom at Columbia City Hall was filled with nearly 30 visitors Tuesday night with one thing on their minds: annexation.

It’s David vs. Goliath as local officials oppose Jackson’s ‘One Lake’ plan

When John Ford came to Marion County and settled in the area now known as Sandy Hook, there was another family with him: his wife’s.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Will Houston of Houston’s Columbia Cleaners.)


Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Columbia Sept. 25, 1984.


East Marion senior Skyler Sistrunk made school history Thursday morning, becoming the first softball player to sign a collegiate scholarship since the school began playing fast pitch in 2008.

The Columbia Academy Lady Cougars (24-11) dropped a heartbreaker at home Wednesday in the first round of the MAIS AAA State Tournament.

Community dinner set


A group of Marion County volunteers plans to make the holidays special for some people who might not get the chance to celebrate.

A community-wide Christmas dinner will begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1309 Church St., and last until at least 3 p.m.