At the Class AAAAAA state volleyball semifinals Wednesday night at Chattahoochee, the favorites advanced to the finals as two-time defending champion Walton swept North Cobb 3-0 and Harrison beat Johns Creek 3-1.
A referendum to legalize Sunday alcohol sales in Columbus has met opposition from an unexpected source: liquor stores. Ralph Smith, the owner of Mr. B's liquor store, says he isn't convinced he'd generate enough new sales to offset the costs of opening his shop seven days a week instead of six.
The new whitewater course opening next year in Columbus means new potential challenges for the city’s fire and emergency services department. That has responders training for the special demands of saving people in the shallow, fast-moving rapids.
Georgia officials are debating whether to route callers reporting child abuse to a centralized center rather than through a Columbus office where two child protection workers were accused of tampering with reports. The director of the Division of Family and Children Services, Ron Scroggy, said Tuesday that officials have long felt that a centralized call center would be better than having each county office handle calls.
Columbus officials concerned about residents having the proper identification to vote in November are expanding access this month. They’re particularly worried about the impact of new driver’s license renewal requirements. So for the next three Saturdays, elections officials will set up at the Columbus Public Library to check voters’ registrations and issue voter ID cards for those who need them.