Today's News

  • Share your memories of the 9/11 attack

    What do you remember about Sept. 11, 2001? What were you doing when you heard the news? What was your reaction, your feelings as the events of the day unfolded? How did the events of that date change your life?
    The South Marion Citizen would like to hear from you by Sept. 1. Please keep your responses to about 500 words. The preferred method is by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.com. We’ll publish the responses in our Sept. 9 edition.
    Almost everyone has vivid memories of that day. Please share your memories with us.


  • Storm likely to stay offshore

    Forecaster say Hurricane Irene is likely to stay offshore off the East Coast of Florida as it heads northward toward the Carolinas and the Northeast.

  • OTOW Happenings 08-19-2011

    By Eloise Hollyfield
    Entertainment, a donation opportunity, and a search for a chorus director highlight this week’s OTOW Happenings.
    OTOW Concert Chorus
    The OTOW Concert Chorus is searching for a new director.
    Although this is a non-paying position, the chorus of 35-40 people is a fun group, and you will very much enjoy working with these talented singers.

  • Marion Landing 08-19-2011

    By Diane Bress

  • Upcoming religious events 08-19-2011

    Christ’s Church of Marion County
    Saturday, Aug. 20: Men’s Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 21: Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 21:  Jimmy Strickland Gospel Music Concert. Free concert, love-offering will be taken. 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 24: Bible Study, “Healing is a Choice,” 7 p.m.
    Friday, Aug. 26: Forever Young Ministry “Hollywood” party. Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood personality and walk the Red Carpet. Food, prizes, fun! 6 p.m.

  • Out to Pastor 08-19-2011

    A friend of mine said to me recently, “Old boy, how’s it feel to be a member of the Over-the-Hill gang?” I mumbled something as politely as I could, but on the inside, I was a little furious. I may be getting older, but I definitely am not old! In fact, I plan to get older every day.
    Once I got my blood pressure under control, I looked into this a little more closely. I am not quite sure I want a membership in such an organization. I checked out the dues and I am not quite sure I am up for it.

  • Oak Run news 08-19-2011

  • Judi's Journal 08-19-2011

    It is a question that has puzzled humans for eons. How did our world come into being and who or what was responsible for its creation?

  • Still looking for someone else to blame

    The mission of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is to provide nonpartisan analyses of government proposals, as well as information and estimates for the Congressional budget process. The CBO has been very busy lately, after two and a half years during which Congress and the White House were doing unlimited spending and not bothering with fussy budgets.
    CBO takes no political positions. Simply stated, CBO calls ‘em as it sees ‘em. They make every effort to maintain their reputation for impartiality.

  • The stuff TV shows are made of

    The last couple of weeks in Marion County, we had our own little version of CSI, Law and Order, Covert Affairs, NCIS and whatever other cop show you watch all thrown into one.
    The occasion was the tragic deaths of four people in one house in the Northwest area. Two women and two children were found in a burning house on Aug. 5, and it was soon discovered that all four had been shot before the fire.
    After a few days, deputies arrested the boyfriend of one of the victims and accused him of four homicides and one case of arson. He was booked into the county jail.