Fire vote nixed

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County won’t hold a referendum on additional fire property taxes this year because the costs could exceed $24,000 and deadlines are fast approaching.

Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan, election commissioners, fire officials and the Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, and all were in agreement that it was not feasible.



Summer program mulled

By MARK ROGERS,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen is considering allowing a faith-based organization to operate a summer program at the Duckworth Center.

Antonio and Cora Johnson of Reign in Life Ministries submitted a proposal to use it from June 4 through July 6, five days per week from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.





In-depth look at games

By MARK ROGERS,

In case you missed it, there was a big local baseball series in town this week.

Columbia and West Marion played two games this week, one on Tuesday in Foxworth at Trojan Field, and the second at John Sapen Field in Columbia on Wednesday night.

We at The Columbian-Progress have some special coverage planned.




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