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Hazardous waste day set

By STAFF,

Household Hazardous Waste Day has been set for Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This is the day when people can dispose of their household hazardous waste for free at the Marion County Transfer Station on Mississippi 586 in Foxworth.







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Hinds school district audit problems

By STAFF,

JACKSON – The State Auditor’s Office found what it called “alarming business practices” at the Hinds County School District during an audit.

State Auditor Shad White said in a news release Monday that auditors found poor controls over the district credit cards and bank accounts, which had not been reconciled in nearly a year.


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Simply spectacular

By MARK ROGERS,

Record crowds estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 lined the streets for Saturday’s Kiwanis Club of Columbia Christmas Parade followed by a light show and fireworks.

The parade featured a little bit of everything, from marching bands to the Honey Island Clydesdales and dozens of floats from local schools, churches and businesses.







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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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