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Hope town square comes alive for festive Fourth fun

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HOPE – It’s easy to feel like you’ve stepped back in time whenever Bartholomew County’s second largest incorporated community celebrates the nation’s birthday.  From the...

Fourth Street closes west gates on weekends

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Local restaurants plan to once again use weekend street closures to attract visitors downtown.

City approves contract with Milestone

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The Columbus Board of Works has approved a $1,331,884.50 contract with Milestone Contractors for the city’s 2022 Community Crossings Grant project.

Council to consider abatement for internet developer

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As city officials seek to bring high-speed internet to Columbus, developers are requesting certain incentives — namely, the creation of a citywide Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) to enable a 20-year tax deduction that could save the company $4.6 million.

Bartholomew County 4-H Fair results

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Open Class Results

City approves security camera bid

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The city has selected a vendor for security cameras at Columbus City Hall and the Evolution Training Center.

QMIX Musical Fireworks patriotically paints the sky

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Against a darkened summer sky, Perla Solis wanted to watch bursts of holiday hue Friday night at her first-ever professional fireworks display.  “I want to...

4-H Livestock Auction brings in 17% more money than last year’s event

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For the second consecutive year, bidders at the annual Bartholomew County 4-H Livestock Sale were willing to fork over money without receiving an animal...

Emergency responders honored for rescuing 2 from fire

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Columbus and Bartholomew County emergency services agencies were recognized for their collaborative efforts in the rescue of two adults trapped in an apartment fire on June 1. Columbus Fire Chief Andy Lay presented commendations at the June 28 Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at Columbus City Hall.

Columbus Christian to offer K-6 satellite in North Vernon

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A local private school is working with a Jennings County church to provide a satellite location for elementary grades.