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Eric Lucas was sworn in as a member of the Columbia School District Board of Trustees Aug. 9, and the board wasted no time getting down to business with the beginning of the school year.

The Columbia Police Department is getting closer to being fully staffed as four new officers were sworn in Monday morning.

Columbia officials are checking downtown drainage, including using cameras on sewer lines, after a Friday downpour again caused flooding.

Helping addicts get free

Ashley Ardis, a young mother, shared her story Monday about battling drug addiction to more than 60 people, in hopes that others will realize help is out there.

The Columbia Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies teamed up Friday and worked into the wee hours Saturday rounding individuals up and colleting stolen property.

Year per member of victim’s family

A Lumberton man received a 15-year sentence Tuesday afternoon — one year for each immediate family member of the Foxworth woman he killed while driving drunk.










Woman gets 18 years

By MARK ROGERS,

A Columbia woman will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2016 shooting death in Hattiesburg.

On July 30, Breanna Conerly, 26, entered her plea in Lamar County before Judge Prentiss Harrell. Friday, Harrell sentenced her to 20 years in prison with 18 to serve.


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