Press Releases

Public Meetings - Metra Premium Services

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

METRA Transit is excited to announce public meetings in various locations to discuss providing premium transit services beyond the required ¾ of a mile service area minimum. We invite community members to join us and share their thoughts and ideas on how we can improve transit services in your area. Your input is essential to help us shape the future of transit in your community. We look forward to meeting with you and hearing your thoughts on how we can continue to improve. Join us for these informative meetings and help us build a better transit system for everyone.

Mayor Skip Henderson Recommends New Police Chief for Council Approval

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mayor Skip Henderson has selected Interim Chief Stoney Mathis to fill the position of Police Chief for the City of Columbus. Mayor Henderson will go before the Columbus Council for approval of his selection on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the next scheduled business meeting of the Council.

Columbus Day Holiday Observance

Monday, September 25, 2023


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Columbus Recycling and Sustainability
Center and Keep Columbus Beautiful Commissions’ Household Hazardous Waste
(HHW) & Electronic Equipment Recycling Project will be held on Saturday, October
7th, 2023, from 9:00a.m.- 1:00p.m.

Columbus Fire and EMS Accreditation Approval

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Columbus Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department has been notified by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) that the Department has met all the requirements to receive international accreditation for a fifth time. The CFAI represents a cross-section of the fire and emergency service entities including fire departments, city and county management, labor, standards development organizations, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Accreditation is granted by the CFAI to agencies that complete a rigorous inventory of self-assessment and peer review every five years

Annual Help the Hooch Community Clean-Up

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Residents of Columbus, Fort Benning, and
Phenix City are invited to participate in the 29th Annual Help the Hooch Cleanup on
Saturday, October 7th from 8:30am to 11:30am. Help the Hooch is the Southeasts largest river
clean-up, with approximately 10,000 volunteers each year.

The New Residential Automated Collection System (ASL)

Friday, September 1, 2023

[Columbus, Georgia, September 1, 2023] – The Columbus Consolidated Government’s Public
Works Department, Integrated Waste Division will roll-out their new “Columbus Blue”
automated side loaders on Monday, September 11, 2023, to begin collecting household garbage
using the city issued black cart only.

Notice of Road Closure 11th Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue

Friday, September 1, 2023

[Columbus, Georgia, September 1, 2023] Starting Monday, September 19th, 2022, the section of 11th Street
between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue will be closed to both east and west-bound traffic. A signed detour route
will be provided along 10th Avenue, 13th Street, and 6th Avenue. The road is expected to be closed for
approximately two months for lighting improvements. Drivers are encouraged to proceed with caution in the
area of the road closure and detour route.


Friday, August 25, 2023

Let’s Get Spooky!
Columbus Civic Center in partnership with Columbus River Dragons, Columbus Lions and Foundry FC
announce the first annual Spookfest Saturday, October 14th 6 PM – 11 PM at Columbus Civic Center
Amphitheater. Halloween fans of all ages are encouraged to come out for a night of fun.

5 -Year Community Work Program of the Comprehensive Plan

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

[Columbus, Georgia, August 22, 2023] – The process of updating the 5-year Community Work Program of the
Comprehensive Plan for the City of Columbus has begun, and this is your invitation to have input! The City
wants you to come to one of the public hearings that will take place in three different locations throughout the

City Manager's Department
1111 1st Avenue, 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone Numbers:
Main: 706-653-4029
Direct: 706-225-3115
Citizens Service Center: 3-1-1 or 706-653-4000