News 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.
Cummins Inc. announced international sales topped domestic sales in the fourth quarter of 2004 for the first time in company history. Products sold in Asia/Australia accounted for 17 percent of sales.
Hartsville Town Marshal Alan J. Ross was hired by Milestone Contractors to patrol the construction zone between Hartsville and State Road 9 because so many motorists were ignoring signs and getting lost trying to find an unofficial detour around crews straightening the Mobley Curves.
After receiving numerous complaints the past few summers, Columbus Mayor Eret Kline told the Columbus City Council new city rules were needed to regulate noise from loudspeakers and traffic “cruising manners” at drive-in restaurants since trying to solve the problems through persuasion had not been successful.