Up to 90 percent of the felony cases in Marion County could be linked to drug use, according to District Attorney Hal Kittrell.
Two people have been charged in connection with the theft of a vehicle from a Columbia used auto dealership.
Last Friday, the Columbia Police Department with the help of the Hattiesburg Police Department arrested Tyree “Magic” Ross, 33, of Bassfield, and Jessica Rasha Cochran, 22, of Columbia and charged them with the theft.
(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.)
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Monday, July 31
• Medical, 717 Mississippi Ave., 5:31 a.m., Columbia responded.
Members of the Marion County Ham Radio Club spent Saturday passing simulated emergency traffic for a host of local agencies.
Columbia’s garbage pickup contractor has added a new truck to make service more reliable and hired an on-site mechanic.
At the same time, city leaders are considering a roughly $3 increase to its $10-per-month price, which Mayor Justin McKenzie said would get it to a break-even point.
Water main breaks have forced crews to dig up streets across the city and now a plan to patch the damaged pavement is being discussed by city leaders.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen approved $140,000 in repairs during its Aug. 1 meeting.