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(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights China Buffet waitress Carrie Wood.)

 

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Pensacola, Fla., on March 30, 1983.

 

The dedication for a new sign welcoming visitors to Columbia is set for May 1.

A new car wash is coming to U.S. 98 near Griner Drilling Service.

Linda Stringer was trimming bushes Thursday morning when she noticed a visitor — well, 25,000 to 30,000 buzzing, yellow-and-black visitors.

Relay for Life hits the road next week as a new concept on the annual event is unveiled.

The Columbia Lady Wildcats (12-8, 5-3) have scratched and clawed their way into a No. 2 seed and earned home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs after an early hole in district play.






FAA, EPA concerns may delay county’s shooting range

By MARK ROGERS,

Federal regulations about shooting near airports and lead in the environment may delay construction of a firing range for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The Federal Aviation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency both have rules that would affect a potential range, the Board of Supervisors learned this week.



Fire Report: April 19, 2018

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

Monday, April 9
• Medical, 459 Riley Road, 6:02 p.m., Tri-Community responded.



Union precinct will move

By MARK ROGERS,

Voters in the Union precinct in eastern Marion County will change locations for future elections.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday to move the polling place from a privately owned building on Lampton Hilltop Road to the Keno Fire Station at the corner of East Baylis Chapel and Lampton Hilltop roads.


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