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West Central Georgia

Columbus Health Department moving some services to new building. Here’s what to know

January 16, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

City Manager Isiaiah Hugley said the city will be saving money in the long term by purchasing the former Virginia College building.

Columbus Fire and EMS leader announces decision to retire soon. Here’s more.

January 10, 2020

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Chief of the Columbus Fire and EMS Department is retiring after 38 years with the city.

Columbus Police give out $50 gift cards

December 12, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Police officers were busy stopping pedestrians in downtown Columbus, and manning checkpoints at two other locations, to not write citations, but instead reward pedestrians and motorists for obeying laws and doing things the right way.

Americus police receive CALEA accreditation

December 10, 2019

Albany Herald

The Americus Police Department recently was awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This is a distinction that is held by less than 4 percent of law enforcement agencies in Georgia.

No tattoos on Sundays? Outdated Columbus law could change soon

December 3, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Council Tuesday night will consider deleting an “antiquated” local law that prohibits the act of tattooing on Sundays or Sabbath days.

Elite 'Santa Patrol' unit established in Americus

December 2, 2019

Albany Herald

The Chief of the North Pole — Santa Claus — has authorized APD to establish an Americus Precinct of the Santa Patrol’s Naughty or Nice Verification Unit.

Columbus preps for legal battle over Confederate flags removed from Linwood Cemetery

December 2, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus city leaders are readying their defenses for a legal assault from the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

$50M lawsuit claims Columbus illegally tore down trailer parks. It’s ‘totally false,’ city says

November 25, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A Tampa, Florida-based property owner is seeking $50 million in damages from the City of Columbus, alleging the city demolished two trailer parks in south Columbus despite the properties being under legal protection. The city says the allegations are “totally false.”

A $20 million, six-story hotel is coming to uptown Columbus. Here are the details

November 20, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

New details were released about the six-story AC Marriott hotel that is going in the 1200 block of Broadway during an unveiling ceremony Tuesday evening.

Bronwood awarded $148,000 loan for water system infrastructure

November 8, 2019

Albany Herald

The city of Bronwood was awarded a $148,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

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