j.w. blind boone home

Arts and Culture
9:26 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia

Credit Blind Boone Heritage Foundation

The Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia this Sunday, honoring a local and national legend.  The festival features concerts and seminars from world-class ragtime performers both Monday and Tuesday.  It is named for John William “Blind” Boone, a ragtime musician who lived in Columbia around the turn of the twentieth century and helped pioneer the genre.

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9:21 am
Tue March 19, 2013

City of Columbia finds $1.9 million budget surplus

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The new "incentive budgeting" technique has resulted in a $1.9 million surplus in the City of Columbia's budget. City council members discussed Monday ways the money could be spent, including street and sidewalk repairs, the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home renovation and adding more wheelchair accessible entrances.

The council did not vote on any measure, but said it agrees on rewarding the city for saving money.

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