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Jail Docket: June 14, 2018

By STAFF,

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.

 




State has lost real leadership

By DAVID HAMPTON,

I've always liked post-apocalyptic science fiction movies. You know, movies like “Planet of the Apes,” “The Time Machine,” “Mad Max,” “On the Beach,” “Book of Eli.” Mankind has blown it up and all is a wasteland. The characters struggle to survive. They scavenge the crumbling remains of a civilization  their ancestors built.


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City weighs ice cream truck rules

By MARK ROGERS,

The Board of Aldermen will study what other cities do regarding ice cream trucks before deciding if Columbia will allow them.

Gary Blackwell, who had brought the idea to the Board last month, visited again Tuesday to ask about the ordinance and then gave the history of the current ordinance, which prohibits ice cream trucks.



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Smugglers busted

By MARK ROGERS,

No frisking, no matter how thorough, would have unearthed this contraband.

A paraplegic woman and an inmate are now facing charges after allegedly conspiring to get marijuana into the Marion-Walthall Correctional Facility via their most sensitive areas. Officers seized the pot Sunday after the bizarre encounter.




Fire vote nixed

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County won’t hold a referendum on additional fire property taxes this year because the costs could exceed $24,000 and deadlines are fast approaching.

Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan, election commissioners, fire officials and the Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, and all were in agreement that it was not feasible.



Fire engulfs business

By MARK ROGERS,

Blaze destroys Hurricane Creek Mobile Homes

The building at 978 Hurricane Creek Road has been a part of Deanna Martino’s life since she was a child.

It housed Hurricane Creek Mobile Homes & Supplies but was destroyed early Thursday by fire, leaving the longtime businesswoman stunned.



Musical tickets to go on sale

By MARK ROGERS,

Tickets for the Columbia High School production of “Music Man” go on sale online at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Director Kimberly Walley said tickets will be available for the March 2 and March 3 performances at chsmusical.brownpapertickets.com for $15 and are expected to sell out quickly.

Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.



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