Columbia softball file

Columbia High School softball players Destiny Corley, left, Lindsey Cason, Natalie Locke and Colleen Burns smile to well-wishers during their sendoff to the state tournament June 2, 2005, in West Columbia. The team won its semifinal game but fell to La Grange in the championship contest.

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Once again the furnaces at Dow Magnesium Corporation burn brightly, as the giant Velasco plant begins production of the vital war material, magnesium, after a standby shut-down that lasted nearly six months.

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