ound ColumbusAug. 22News 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.


A campaign to rally public support for a new sewer system reached Columbus residents via their monthly bills and a detailed website. Water and sewer bills were projected to increase by 30 percent by the end of the year and 100 percent by 2011.


The Columbus City Council, citing the importance of orderly growth and development, approved the annexation of nearly 1,600 acres into city limits. Under a series of ordinances adopted on final reading, about 1,700 people would become city residents by Jan. 1.


Aircraft from the 434th Reserve Troop Carrier wing at Bakalar Air Force Base began transporting troops and materiel for government support in controlling riots in Los Angeles.