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Body cams coming soon

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia Police Department now has eight body cameras and is working on a plan to begin using them soon, Chief Michael Kelly told aldermen Tuesday.

Mayor Justin McKenzie asked Kelly to issue a press release once the cameras are in operation to let the public know the city is trying to be transparent.







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City to buy garbage truck

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Columbia aldermen are expected to buy a garbage truck Tuesday after opening bids this week, the latest step in the city taking back over trash pickup.

The board took four bids under advisement at a special meeting Wednesday to allow time to sort out differences in prices, buyback provisions and types of trucks.




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