03 December 2013
Columbia resident Irene Newton remembers the town as it once was, and has hopes for what it may become again. Newton moved to Columbia 82 years ago at age six, and has stayed a staunch supporter of Columbia through good times and bad. Turning the pages of a scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings about Columbia, and crumbling programs from decades-old school plays, Newton reminisced about the days when Columbia had a cobbler, a watchmaker, and two grocery stores.
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