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Fire Report: May 21, 2020

Monday, May 11

Medical, 1409 Ridgewood Drive, 11:11 a.m., Columbia responded.

Grass/woods fire, Shiloh Firetower Road/U.S. 98 W., 1:25 p.m., Foxworth and Southwest Marion responded.

Smoke, 208 Wiggins Road, 8:15 p.m., Columbia responded.



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Sixty years ago, Marion County’s sheriff gave his life in the battle against bootleggers — today his daughter remembers her father

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Janice Polk Shivers Loftin recalls, at the tender age of 5, being held in her father's arms as a man took them around the back of the gymnasium at the old school in Bunker Hill.

The man, a bootlegger, offered her father, the Marion County sheriff, money to leave their illicit trade alone.


DUI charge follows crash

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

A Columbia man is facing a charge after a single-vehicle wreck on Brushy Creek Road Saturday night left a passenger seriously injured.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested Timothy Earl Allen, 46, and charged him with "DUI: negligence of driver results in death or disfigurement."









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Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.











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