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Tina Danielle McKenzie

By STAFF,

Tina Danielle McKenzie

44, Trenton, Missouri

Tina Danielle McKenzie, age 44 of Trenton, MO, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her residence.  She was in restaurant management and associated with Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church.






Fire Report: June 14, 2018

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.

 

Monday, June 4



Here am I, send me!

By MARK ROGERS,

Citizen volunteers to lobby for better roads

What started as a complaint about road conditions ended with a pledge to help the Marion County Board of Supervisors lobby state officials for more money for roads and bridges.


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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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City to explore annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.


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Person of interest in custody

By MARK ROGERS,

A person of interest in a suspicious death investigation from Friday night in Kokomo was taken into custody without incident Sunday morning.
Shortly before 9, Marion and Wathall County deputies responded to a tip in Wathall County on Henry Smith Road where Ronnie Smith was located and taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.






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