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All chickens are not created equal.

For the second time this winter, a blast of arctic air and precipitation closed schools and made travel difficult around Marion County.

(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Myrtles Nursing Center Administrator Gail Whittington.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Prentiss March 2, 1961.

For the second time this season, winter weather has thrown a wrench into the way of basketball in Marion County as all four girls basketball teams couldn’t play Tuesday night.

Columbia Academy

TJ Monroe has already proven he’s one of the best players in the area over the past season-and-a-half, but he took his game to another level on the Wildcats home court last Tuesday night.

Last season, East Marion cruised to a Class 2A Region 8 title, winning all 10 of its games, which includes the two in the district tournament.








CFD offering smoke detectors

By MARK ROGERS,

Seconds count when fire strikes and the Columbia Fire Department is helping to ensure residents have a fighting chance to discover fires in their homes before it is too late.

The CFD has nearly 100 smoke detectors to distribute this fall thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.




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