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Shawn Turnage

By STAFF,

Shawn Turnage

47, Columbia

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Foxworth Cemetery for Shawn Turnage, 47, of Columbia, who died on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Columbia. Bro. Valton Douglas officiated at the services.




County test scores boosted by more rigorous academic courses

By MARK ROGERS,

Offering more Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes helped the Marion County School District jump from a C to a B in state ratings.

The district’s overall score jumped five points from 590 to 595 on a 1,000-point scale and much of that increase came from students’ participation and performance in those courses.




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