Opinion




Tornado book brings back memories

By MARK ROGERS,

It was a quiet afternoon in the office as we prepared to put out the Christmas edition of The Columbian-Progress that day. What happened not long after lunch on Dec. 23, 2014, changed Columbia and me forever.

At 2:22 p.m., moments after tornado warnings had been issued, an EF-3 tornado touched down in the heart of our community.




Working people don’t get raises when taxes hiked

By K.R. MCNEASE,

During the last few years, I have noticed an ever increasing amount of double-standard views on an also ever-increasing number of topics. The topic for my soapbox rant is the use of double standards in our tax system. There are a number of large corporations in our state that wish to announce their support for an increase in fuel tax.





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