After falling behind early, East Marion couldn’t quite catch Amite County last Friday in a 28-20 loss to open the Eagles’ football season. That’s despite senior sensation Jarveon Howard rushing 12 times for 201 yards and two scores.
Garbage rates are going up 50 percent for residents of Columbia.
The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to raise rates across the board for residential and commercial accounts. The city has been losing $7,000 to $10,000 per month on garbage, according to Mayor Justin McKenzie.