Bridges on 198 close

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Two closed bridges on Mississippi 198 in Columbia are scheduled to be replaced in January 2020 at an estimated cost of $10 million.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is waiting for high water to go down to evaluate whether to make repairs to reopen the structures in the meantime, District 7 Engineer Albert White said.





City approves annexation plan

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen took a big step this week toward expanding the city’s reach, unanimously voting to move forward with annexation on Tuesday.

The board set a boundary line that cuts out a large portion north of the existing city limits from the original proposal but is otherwise mostly the same.



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