Warden: We’re a team player

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County officials say progress is being made on the budget deficit at the Marion-Walthall Correctional Facility.

Warden Derek Mingo, jail officials and county officials began meeting each month to work on bringing down the shortfall brought on by lack of state reimbursements or late payments on prisoners.


Clerk shot in armed robbery

By MARK ROGERS,

Columbia police are seeking information on suspects who shot a clerk at the Family Dollar on South High School Avenue during an armed robbery Saturday morning.

Detective Capt. Rita Pickering said they are looking for two suspects who were wearing long jackets, toboggans and scarves that covered their faces.










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