All emergency calls to local fire and police departments were forwarded to Johnson County Sheriff’s Department when a lightning strike at Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center on South Cherry Street knocked out power for nearly three hours.


City officials decided to replace the leaky roof at The Commons using leftover funds in the cumulative capital development fund and private donations.


Nine city planners from the Operation Uplift program of the Tennessee Valley Authority visited Columbus to learn about the city’s successful program of rehabilitating older areas and downtown store fronts.