Marion to Hire Two New Police Officers

The Marion City Council has approved the hiring of two new police sergeants to replace incoming councilman Angelo Hightower and one other. After a long legal battle, county officials ruled that Hightower would be unable to continue his duties as a police officer while sitting on the city council. The council gave Sheriff Dawn Tondini the greenlight to search for two new officers at a council meeting last night. They expect to name the candidates at the next council meeting.