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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 Outdated Columbus law could change soon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.

Columbus fire, police want to increase fines for false alarms. Here’s why

November 8, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus police and fire administrators hope new rules and larger fines could help curb an increasingly large number of false burglary, fire and medical alarms that first responders are called to investigate.

‘A wonderful experience:’ Longtime CEO of Columbus housing authority announces retirement

November 7, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

After 45 years of public service, with the last 18 spent at the Housing Authority of Columbus, Len Williams has announced he will retire from his role as chief executive officer in June.

These students wanted 30 minutes of Columbus mayor’s time. He showed up and listened.

November 6, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Last month, when Marie Hand was the substitute teacher in his Spanish class, Shaw High School junior Chance Price and other students talked about issues affecting youth in the city.

‘It’s a great day in the community.’ This south Columbus eyesore is finally coming down

November 4, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The coolest weather this fall has seen yet greeted a crowd at the old state docks property Friday morning for an occasion that could mark a turning point for south Columbus: demolition of the above-ground fuel storage tank farm.

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