City receives clean audit

By MARK ROGERS,

The city of Columbia received the good news recently that there were no findings on the audit for the year that concluded on Sept. 30, 2017.

The Board received the audit from the McDaniel CPA Firm.

Findings from Scotty McDaniel, CPA, showed no internal weaknesses or deficiencies not considered to be material weaknesses.






City chipping away at blight

By MARK ROGERS,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen Tuesday accepted a $2,400 bid to tear down one of the many dilapidated houses on the list of blighted properties.

Doyle Miller Excavating will demolish and remove the debris from 518 Bullis St. after submitting the lowest of three bids. MML Enterprises bid $2,475 and Bates and Son Dozer LLC $2,700.


A summer boost

By MARK ROGERS,

Education officials tour East Marion programs

East Marion Elementary School showed off its innovative summer programs Wednesday to a host of state and national education officials.



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