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Bail was denied Friday afternoon for a Morgantown man who allegedly killed his father late Thursday evening.
A Morgantown man is behind bars after allegedly killing his father late Thursday night. Samuel Dathan Peak, 32, of Morgantown is currently awaiting his bond hearing.
Fire departments throughout Marion County are giving out masks for citizens to combat the coronavirus pandemic. They gave out masks Tuesday and Thursday and will again Saturday.
Aria Blackard received the Girl Scout Silver Award for creating a butterfly garden at Columbia Elementary School. She began working on her project in June 2018 and completed it in September 2019.
Bill Harris, commander of Columbia’s American Legion Post 90, speaks during a Memorial Day program Monday at the Marion County Courthouse.

Jail Docket: May 16, 2019

By STAFF,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from May 6 to May 12. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.








City buys new garbage truck

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Columbia aldermen bought a new garbage truck Wednesday, and the city plans to take back over pickup come Oct. 1.

The new truck won’t be delivered until December, so the city is looking at buying a used truck to put into service after its contract with Waste Pro expires Sept. 30. It would need a used truck anyway for a backup.



Body cams coming soon

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia Police Department now has eight body cameras and is working on a plan to begin using them soon, Chief Michael Kelly told aldermen Tuesday.

Mayor Justin McKenzie asked Kelly to issue a press release once the cameras are in operation to let the public know the city is trying to be transparent.


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