Around Columbus

Dec. 7News 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.2005

The Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Board voted 5-0 to declare all school buildings and grounds, including athletic facilities, tobacco-free after students and community members requested the ban in October.


Unemployment in Bartholomew County dropped to 4 percent in October from September’s 4.6 percent. Statewide unemployment increased slightly to 5.1, and nationwide the rate increased to a three-year high of 5.9 percent.


Architect I.M. Pei, designer of the soon-to-be-built Bartholomew County Library, gave his approval for a May 1 groundbreaking.