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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.


May Yard of Month


Modean Manning, left, was presented with the Yard of the Month for May on Monday at her home on West Avenue. Manning said she has the best landscaper, her nephew Grayford Thomas. Standing with the sign are, from left, Manning, her sister Flora Davis and Brenda Pounds with the Keep Marion County Beautiful Club.




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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