Politics


Garbage truck decision forthcoming

By MARK ROGERS,

After struggling through its first online reverse auction bidding, the Marion County Board of Supervisors is poised to make a decision next week on buying garbage trucks.

On Wednesday, county officials gathered to use the new state-mandated process for the first time, watching as bids popped up on a computer screen in the boardroom.




City to explore annexation

By MARK ROGERS,

The City of Columbia may grow its borders if a study approved by the Board of Aldermen Monday shows the expansion is feasible.

In a special meeting Monday, the Board, Mayor Justin McKenzie and engineers Jeff Dungan and Sean Burns met with Mike Slaughter of Slaughter and Associates for nearly two hours at City Hall.