Press Releases

Blue, Brews & BBQ at the Civic Center

Thursday, April 18, 2024

– This Saturday, April 20th, from 1 PM to 9 PM at the Columbus
Civic Center, immerse yourself in the eagerly awaited Blue Brew & BBQ event! This vibrant festival brings
together a love for hearty barbecue, soul-stirring live music, and a diverse array of drinks, creating an
unforgettable experience. As you arrive at the Columbus Civic Center, get ready to be greeted by the sizzling
sounds of grills and the captivating melodies from our live music stage, which will feature an eclectic lineup of
bands and artists ready to entertain and energize the crowd all day long

Columbus Animal Care and Control - Come Save Me Campaign

Monday, April 8, 2024

The “Come Save Me” campaign is an ongoing effort to save the lives of every animal that enters the Columbus
Animal Care and Control Shelter, and they need the help of the community to make this happen.
If you are looking for a new pet or have room for another pet in your home, please consider adopting from
Columbus Animal Care and Control. These babies deserve a loving family and home so why not let it be

Tree Pruning on I-185 Southbound from Manchester Expressway to Buena Vista Road

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Public Works Department, Urban Forestry and Beautification
Division, in collaboration with Georgia DOT, will be conducting a lane closure on I-185, southbound, from
Manchester Expressway to Buena Vista Road. This closure will be in effect from April 1, 2024, starting at 5:00
p.m. until April 5, 2024, at 7:00 a.m.

Judicial Center Groundbreaking Ceremony - Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Columbus Consolidated Government proudly announces the
groundbreaking ceremony for the new Judicial Center, marking a significant milestone in our community’s
development and progress. Scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 1:00p.m. on the northside plaza level of the
Government Center, 100 10th Street.


Monday, March 25, 2024

[Columbus, Georgia, March 25, 2024] Please join us on Wednesday, March 27th at 3:00pm for a conference call Public Meeting to learn about and discuss the Columbus Consolidated Government Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Our vendor will be available for this important plan to answer any questions anyone may have about the Columbus Consolidated Government Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Public Meeting will be held via Conference Call to allow for the greatest opportunity for participation. To participate, just call the Public Meeting Conference Call line on Wednesday, March 27th at 3:00 pm at 617-829-6097. All citizens are invited and encouraged to attend!

Let's Talk With The Mayor

Friday, March 8, 2024

Mayor Skip Henderson will hold a “Let’s Talk Columbus!” townhall forum on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 from 5:30 – 7:30PM in the City Council Chambers at the Red McDaniel City Services Center, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, GA 31906.

Scream on the Green

Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Columbus Civic Center is thrilled to announce the "Scream on the Green" event, a unique
outdoor movie night celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Set for March 2nd, thisfamily-friendly evening
will feature a special screening of the classic film "Leprechaun" in a picturesque open-air setting

Notice of Road Closure- Linwood Boulevard from Dudley Avenue to 13th Avenue

Friday, March 1, 2024

Starting Tuesday, March 12th Linwood Boulevard, from Dudley
Avenue to 13th Avenue, will be closed for four days to upgrade the storm drains.

American Red Cross of Georgia and Columbus Department of Fire and EMS to Install More Than 500 FREE Smoke Alarms

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

On Saturday, December 16, the American Red Georgia will join with the Columbus Department of Fire and EMS as well as community volunteers to install more than 500 free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires during a Sound the Alarm event. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster. That’s why the Red Cross and our partners are preparing families to act quickly through our Home Fire Campaign. Since the start of the campaign in 2014, the Red Cross has installed more than 2.5 million free smoke alarms nationwide and made 1 million households safer across the country.

NOTICE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY CLOSING Christmas – Monday, December 25, 2023 New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024

Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Columbus Consolidated Government has released the holiday schedule for Christmas and New Year’s. Please help us spread the word to your neighbors, organizations, family, and friends by sharing an email, Facebook, and other social media outlets. Your assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

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