The first day of spring in the area was overshadowed by National Weather Service predictions of rain, sleet and 2 to 4 inches of snow.


Columbus received a $300,000 Community Focus Fund grant from the state to be used for a long-awaited expansion at Columbus Child Care Center.


New businesses in Columbus included Little-O Donut Shop and Wagner Real Estate and the Del Wininger Jewelry Store celebrated the grand opening of a second store in the 25th Street Shopping Center.