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Monday, July 15
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 15 to July 21. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
An hour-long special city board meeting ended Friday with the termination of a new Police Department hire.
Aldermen voted 5-0 after discussion in executive session to fire Joshua Strickland. Strickland had been hired three days earlier after Mayor Justin McKenzie cast the deciding vote on July 16 when aldermen tied 2-2.
I got into a smackdown with an older, more experienced gardener over who grows the tastiest tomatoes. And I got owned. Totally owned.
A little background: Close gardening friends gauge my horticultural skills on tomatoes.