(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Next Level Athletics owner Mitch Holmes.)
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Monday, Sept. 18
The Columbia Board of Aldermen voted Monday to buy a new pickup truck for use at City Hall.
The board bought the 2017 Ford F-150 with V-8 engine from Mack Grubbs Motors for $31,677.20.
“It would be assigned to City Hall for the mayor and Board to use for city business,” Mayor Justin McKenzie said.
“Let’s fix this”
That was the theme echoed by State Sen. Juan Barnett of Jasper County as he spoke to members of the Marion County Democratic Party during last Thursday’s third annual Beans-N-Greens Fundraiser held at the Columbia Expo Center.
The Columbia Board of Aldermen is hiring two full-time firefighters and changing the way all city firefighters are paid.
The Board met in special session Monday and also hired a part-time employee for the street department.
Several area children will find their way into permanent homes next week as part of the annual 10th Chancery Court District’s Mass Adoption Day.
This year, the Sebe Dale Jr. Chancery Building, located at 250 Broad St. in Columbia, will play host to the event, according to Court Administrator Lisa Stringer.