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MCSD plans to ask voters to renew sales tax — and beat Columbus Council to the ballot

September 11, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee County School District is planning to ask Columbus voters to renew the sales tax that helps pay for its capital projects.

Why Columbus could ‘actively campaign against’ a tax for regional road projects, mayor says

September 6, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

To do that, council will ask voters to approve a 1% sales tax as opposed to issuing debt, the financial burden of which would fall on property owners.

City council asks for clarification in storm ordinance language

August 29, 2019

Washington News-Reporter

John Fisher asked the city council for "more tweaks" to the proposed stormwater drainage ordinance.

Columbus chamber president resigns. Here’s where he’s going next.

August 8, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber President and CEO Brian Anderson has resigned.

Will a new sales tax for Government Center repairs mean less money for local schools?

August 1, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus voters could be asked to approve the highest sales tax in the city’s history on the November 2020 ballot.

Columbus Council announces how it plans to fund new government center. Here are the details.

July 25, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Here’s what you need to know about council’s resolution.

300 electric scooters could hit Columbus streets soon if council passes this ordinance

July 22, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Electric scooters could soon come to the city for a trial period pending a vote by Columbus Council.

Should Columbus make the Chattahoochee River safer? Child’s drowning sparks debate.

July 11, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The week after a 6-year-old boy drowned in the Chattahoochee River, local officials are exploring the best ways to make the area safer.

While Columbus Council decides what to do with Government Center, more improvements planned

July 10, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus officials continue to weigh where and how new government facilities will be constructed, and the city’s mayor hopes the available options will be cut in half.

How $4.8 million has revived Columbus softball complex ahead of international tourney

June 27, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

With a budget of $4.8 million, $3 million of that coming from city coffers, the renovation has been a huge undertaking for the city parks and recreation department and the Columbus Sports Council.

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