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Election officials seek space

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County election commissioners say they are running out of space for storage and training at the courthouse.

They’re asking the Board of Supervisors to renovate one of the former homes at the BusinessPlex for their use, although supervisors say the county doesn’t have the money to do that.






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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.









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.



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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.











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