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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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Cities facing layoff choices

Columbia and many cities like it in Mississippi will soon be facing the difficult decisions that private businesses in their communities have already grappled with.

That's because there's a two-month lag between when sales are made in stores and when municipalities receive their cut of the sales tax.






Fire Report: May 14, 2020

Monday, May 4

Fire alarm, 507 Broad St., 6:34 a.m., Columbia responded.

Medical, 191 Sanders Road, 8:26 a.m., Foxworth and Tri-Community responded.

Smoke, 26 J. Jackson Lane, 10:05 a.m., Foxworth, South Marion, Southwest Marion and Tri-Community responded.




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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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