Tax hike vote set for Friday

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Hearings are set this week to approve budgets for both Columbia and Marion County.

The county is seeking an increase of 4.4 mills in its property tax rate, which would bring in an additional $556,914 through taxes on homes, businesses, car tags and other property.

The 4.4-mill increase is broken down roughly as follows:







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Police hold DUI push

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

The Columbia Police Department is reminding folks to “drive sober or get pulled over” this holiday weekend.

During the Labor Day Weekend the CPD is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to combat drunk driving and save lives.


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