Former West Columbia Mayor Joe Owens, a longtime local political powerhouse, has died at 75, his son Joe Jr. said. Funeral services for Owens, who died Monday, are pending. His career ended in controversy two years ago. Owens lost a re-election battle following a power struggle with other city leaders that took away his clout and reduced him to a figurehead with little say over what happened at City Hall. His blunt style often got him into trouble, some political leaders said.
Traffic headaches were less severe than feared, weather for the most part cooperated, and most people seemed to have a good time. Columbia’s moment in the sun — and out of it — apparently created few problems for local residents and the thousands of tourists who visited. As predicted, the biggest challenge came post-eclipse, when motorists leaving town mixed with commuters driving home from work. Still, local event organizers were thrilled with the weekend.
Andrea Webber spent several minutes Sunday creating a painting of what she imagines the sky may look like during Monday’s total solar eclipse. “It’s a free souvenir,” she said of creating an image of an event that led her to travel to Columbia from Manchester, Conn. “It’s fascinating to do something that I won’t ever do again.” Webber was one of dozens of visitors who dropped by the Columbia Museum of Art for an activity that attracted adults like her as well as youngsters.
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Selecting a term
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