(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter supervisor, Columbia animal control officer and dispatcher Amanda Bennett.)
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(Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies over the past week. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.)
Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.)
Monday, July 31
• Medical, 717 Mississippi Ave., 5:31 a.m., Columbia responded.
Members of the Marion County Ham Radio Club spent Saturday passing simulated emergency traffic for a host of local agencies.
Water main breaks have forced crews to dig up streets across the city and now a plan to patch the damaged pavement is being discussed by city leaders.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen approved $140,000 in repairs during its Aug. 1 meeting.
Columbia’s garbage pickup contractor has added a new truck to make service more reliable and hired an on-site mechanic.
At the same time, city leaders are considering a roughly $3 increase to its $10-per-month price, which Mayor Justin McKenzie said would get it to a break-even point.
The City of Columbia officially has a new fire chief.
During Tuesday night’s Columbia Board of Aldermen meeting, veteran CFD Capt. Jeff McKenzie, who had been serving as interim chief, was approved for the position in a 4-1 vote.
Residents of one county neighborhood are concerned that an excessive number of golf carts and 4-wheelers speeding through their neighborhood could lead to injuries or even worse.
Residents in the greater Lakeview area, east of Columbia, have approached Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall and Constable Robbie Gill with complaints.