Louisiana-based PHI Air Medical announced the medical helicopter stationed at Columbus Regional Hospital for almost two years would be transferred to a new base in North Vernon to cut fuel and operating costs since the majority of its flights stemmed from accidents and illnesses southeast of Columbus.


The inaugural Columbus Board of Realtors “teleparty” raised more than $6,000 for the American Heart Association.


Ground preparation for the new 12-classroom, $1 million Lincoln Elementary School began at Fifth and Pearl streets.