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Commission seeks rezoning on riverfront parcels

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The Columbus Redevelopment Commission is asking to rezone a few acres of downtown property near the riverfront in hopes of future development.

Edinburgh EMT arrested and accused of official misconduct, battery

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By Leeann Doerflein Franklin Daily Journal EDINBURGH -- An Edinburgh emergency medical technician was arrested Friday after an investigation into a December battery incident. Jeramy G. Goodnight,...

Indiana Senate abandons contentious school curriculum bill

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate will not consider contentious Republican-backed legislation that supporters say would have increased parental control over what their kids...

Truck driver arrested on I-65 with blood-alcohol test at nearly three times the legal...

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SEYMOUR- Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post arrested a South Carolina truck driver for operating a commercial motor vehicle with a BAC of...

County property tax rate falls, but bills won’t

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While Bartholomew County property tax rates from 2021 (payable 2022) are significantly lower than a year earlier, that likely won’t mean more money in more pockets.

Columbus man arrested after police pursuit in Amity

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A Columbus man was arrested following a police pursuit in southern Johnson County Thursday evening.

FairOaks to rebrand to NexusPark

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The FairOaks Community Development Corp. Board is preparing to unveil a brand identity for the NexusPark project.

Bail hearing set for Sweet

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A bond reduction hearing for Jeremy Sweet, accused of felony neglect in the drowning death of his 2-year-old daughter Emma in November, has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bartholomew Superior Court 1.

East to have family night

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Columbus East High School will have an 8th Grade Family Night beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auxiliary and main gyms.

McDonald nominated to redevelopment commission

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A Columbus native and employee of Taylor Brothers Construction Co. has been nominated to join the Columbus Redevelopment Commission.