(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter supervisor, Columbia animal control officer and dispatcher Amanda Bennett.)
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Property owners in Marion County could see increases in their taxes when bills are mailed out later this fall.
The 2017 real property assessment has increased because of reappraisal, according to Tax Assessor/Collector Teresa Terrell.
As area schoolchildren begin to head back to the books this week, many of them have a little extra help.
Students of all ages were able to pick up backpacks full of supplies during events held at the Columbia Water Park and Duckworth Park.
Kenneigha Barnes was all smiles as Marion County Superintendent Wendy Bracey called her up in front of a school board meeting Monday.
Columbia residents will soon be able to recycle on Saturdays.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted to open the recycling center on old Foxworth Road from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. It will also be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays.
A traffic stop on Lumberton Road by Columbia Police Department officers yielded a variety of drugs, a stolen gun and two arrests Saturday afternoon.
CPD Capt. Johnny Barnes said police charged Calvin Bernard Guy, 28, of Tylertown, with a variety of offenses and picked up passenger Niketa McGowan, 22, of Columbia, on a warrant.
The Marion County Historical Society’s 52nd annual Heritage Festival is set for Oct. 7, and organizers are currently seeking vendors for the event.
Activities kick off at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. in Columbia’s City Park. Pre-registration for booths is available through Sept. 1 at a cost of $40.