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One charged in shooting case

By STAFF,

One arrest has been made so far with more arrests expected in a July 12 shooting on Rural Center Lane.

Usher Jackson, 19, of Columbia, was charged recently with aggravated assault related to the incident at a party outside the New Zion Methodist Church Activity Center.


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County school board hires 4

By SUSAN AMUNDSON,

Business was short and sweet Tuesday night at the Marion County school board meeting.

The budget for the school year was approved. The advertised amount of the district’s annual budget was $23.4 million.

In other action the board approved the resignation of Topeneka Bridges as a bus driver.

It approved four new hires:


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Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 




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Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

By STAFF,

Dutharene Rayborn Pittman

80, Kokomo

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbia for Dutharene Rayborn Pittman, 80, of Kokomo, who died on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Hattiesburg.

 



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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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Public Notices

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law... READ MORE