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May 29

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.


In order to use a $1 million federal grant to build a new bridge, county commissioners hired a team of archaeological consultants to sift through dirt near an aging, single-lane bridge on County Road 850E near Clifty Creek, to determine if any historically important artifacts were present.


Columbus officials, faced with finding a solution for a juvenile detention crisis, were told by the state that juvenile offenders must be totally separated from adult prisoners, and therefore the county’s new $6 million jail could not be used as a lockup for juveniles.


Small tornadoes played hopscotch in a wide area around Columbus, but there were no official sightings.