Hostess Brands, LLC has announced plans to re-launch its bakery in Columbus and plans to add about 300 jobs in the area over the next several years. The Georgia Department of Economic Development Tuesday announced the company plans to resume operations this summer.
In the February 2013 issue, Georgia Trend magazine highlighted eight “renaissance cities” around the state. Editor Susan Percy talks about what makes these communities – and their downtowns – stand out.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and the Columbus City Council are expected to approve a resolution Tuesday opposing any reductions in the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The move comes a week after the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce asked residents to voice their concerns on the possible cuts.
Lawyers for the city of Columbus Tuesday asked the State Supreme Court to block a law allowing billboard companies to clear cut trees obscuring their signs. One of the arguments is over how much money the billboard companies pay taxpayers for the trees.
The city of Columbus is tightening the rules for people out on the Chattahoochee River near the city. Starting this week the city is requiring life vests for anyone on the river between the North Highlands Dam and the Columbus Trade Center.
Columbus is set to receive about $1.6 million from travel websites that failed to divert money from hotel reservations to pay the city's hotel occupancy tax. The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to approve a settlement with Expedia.com and Hotels.com.
The biggest shopping day of the year comes as a mixed blessing for many Georgia-owned small businesses. Shoppers line for deals, for sure. But many are looking for the biggest sales on big ticket TV's and computers at big box stores, national chains and malls.