News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.
Thomas Thigpen and Amy Wardlow were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Columbus East High School. At North High School, Elizabeth Millis took the top spot, and Christina Gustafson was named salutatorian.
The Columbus City Council authorized a program allowing residents and businesses to have their names carved into bricks that would be used to pave sidewalks in the renovation of the downtown area.
North Christian Church celebrated its first anniversary.