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Published 8:22pm Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saluda July police report
• During the month of July, the Saluda Police Department issued 10 parking citations, seven state citations, 10 warning tickets, one larceny, two traffic accidents, assisted with two road checks, worked one attempted suicide, assisted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office five times, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office once and was assisted by Polk County four times.

Columbus July police report
• During the month of July, the Columbus Police Department answered 437 calls; completed 368 residence checks, 4,612 business checks and 63 church checks; issued 75 speeding citations, eight no operator’s license, seven driving while license revoked, 32 drug charges, five uninsured motorists, 13 careless and reckless driving and three open container; three felony arrests, 24 misdemeanor arrests, 13 driving while impaired arrests, six fugitive arrests. They were requested to assist other agencies 25 times.

Polk refunds property owners taxes for cabin not on their property
• The Polk County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 19 approved a tax refund to Monica and Robert Franklin for the county erroneously assessing a cabin that was not located on their property. The total amount allowable by state statute to refund was $157.80. The taxes had been paid since Dec. 31, 1997.

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