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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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2017: The year in review

By STAFF REPORTS,

January

A line of strong storms caused damage to buildings in the county Jan. 2 although no one was injured.

The Marion County Board of Supervisors opened the year by electing District 5 Supervisor Calvin Newsom as president and District 1 Supervisor Randy Dyess as vice president for 2017.









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