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The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending July 12:
Monday, July 8
• Dustyn George Aultman and Sarah B. Aultman to Annette C. Distefano
• Davis L. Ritchey and Doris Jo Ritchey to Cynthia R. Brady
An hour-long special city board meeting ended Friday night with the termination of a new hire.
Aldermen voted 5-0 after discussion in executive session to fire Joshua Strickland. Strickland was voted in Tuesday in the regular board meeting after Mayor Justin McKenzie cast the deciding vote when aldermen tied 2-2.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from July 8 to July 14. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Whacking overgrown shrubs back hard, like changing diapers, needs doing occasionally and can be worrisome the first time. But it usually works out fine.
And it doesn’t harm plants. Ever see where a drunk driver ran over hapless crape myrtles, and the plants sprouted right back out and bloomed just fine?