The Pearl River Interpretive Plaza was filled with the sights and sounds of children and their projects earlier this week.
Days before two Columbia men were slated to stand trial for burglaries and other offenses, both pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison terms by 15th Judicial Circuit Judge Prentiss Harrell.
Demara Collins, aka Demara Franklin, 30, and Myjelious Jackson, 39, are both set to serve a full 10 years.
For more than half a century, Carquest Auto Parts, located at 524 Lumberton Road, has been there for its customers every automotive need.
Carquest has been locally owned by Kenny Breakfield for 14 years and run by General Manager Hoyt Jones.
Columbia police had to use tear gas to flush a burglary suspect from under a house late last Friday.
“Patrol got a call about 10 p.m. from 920 Alberta Ave. about a burglary,” CPD Detective Lt. Jonathan Harrison said. “The caller said a kitchen window had been broken out.”
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.
Costs for disposing of garbage are going up 11 percent for Marion County.
Waste Pro, which has the contract to collect and haul both city and county garbage, has announced cost increases to both entities. The county’s monthly fee per customer is going up from $6.55 to $7.29.
The Columbia Police Department will have several new officers on the road soon and will likely have two new vehicles within 60 days to help with its aging fleet.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night on the matters during discussions with Chief Mike Cooper during the Board meeting at City Hall.