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Columbus mayor orders bars, other businesses to shut down because of coronavirus

March 27, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson on Friday issued a Declaration of Local Emergency to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 spread.

City of Americus Called Meeting available via teleconference

March 26, 2020

Americus Times-Recorder

The called meeting of the City of Americus Mayor and Council will be held via teleconference

Columbus mayor urges community to work together to prevent COVID-19 spread

March 20, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson addressed during a Thursday press conference the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Muscogee County.

Here’s how Columbus government is preparing for possible coronavirus spread

March 16, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus city officials said Friday they are finalizing plans to ensure all essential services would continue in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Columbus officials shut down events, access to some facilities because of coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Mayor Skip Henderson announced Friday afternoon that the Columbus Consolidated Government will be temporarily postponing several city events and closing off access to city facilities due to concerns of the spread of COVID-19.

Vienna council ponders water rates

March 13, 2020

Cordele Dispatch

The Vienna City Council met for a work session Monday to discuss a long-time water problem in the city.

New office building will rise off Cherokee Street

February 17, 2020

Marietta Daily Journal

The Marietta City Council voted 6-0 to approve the agency’s plans to knock down the medical offices that have been on the site since 1991 and build a new two-story, 5,158-square-foot building in the same general location as the existing building.

Removal of prominent downtown Columbus oak trees stirs reaction

February 17, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

City work crews removed two large Oak trees from the Broadway median in downtown Columbus earlier this week.

Mayor Blount asks BOE to keep the name of the new high school Americus-Sumter

February 14, 2020

Americus Times-Recorder

AMERICUS – Americus Mayor Barry Blount strongly urged the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) to keep the name of the new high school as Americus-Sumter High School and to not change the name to Sumter County High School. Mayor Blount stated his case to the BOE at its monthly meeting on Monday, February 10.

Columbus Civic Center sees positive cash balance for first time in 10 years — without a director

February 7, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Columbus Civic Center is still without a permanent director since the firing of Jon Dorman in May 2019, but the city-owned and operated event venue ended the year with positive cash balance for the first time in over a decade.

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