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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.
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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.”
A Hattiesburg man working on renovations at Columbia schools is facing charges after allegedly stealing speakers from the high school auditorium and then pawning them.
Ronald Charles Brown, 48, was jailed Tuesday for grand larceny, as well as possession of marijuana.
A “routine” night of patrol wasn’t so routine for Columbia Police Chief Mike Cooper last weekend.
An attempted traffic stop turned into a pursuit that put Perry Hammond Jr., 30, of Columbia behind bards for DUI (third offense) and eluding a law enforcement officer.