Press Releases

28th Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Thursday, January 19, 2023

"The Empty Bowls Project" is an international, grassroots effort to raise funds and awareness about hunger. Each year the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department holds its main charity fundraiser "The Empty Bowl Luncheon" benefitting the Kids Cafe program of Feed ing the Valley Food Bank.

The Columbus Consolidated Government wins National Community Development Award

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The Columbus Consolidated Government has been recognized by the National Community Development Association and chosen to be one of five recipients for the 2023 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award for the development of its Small Business and Nonprofit Grant programs.

Tree Planting and Host Cleanup

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

On Friday, January 13, 2023, Keep Columbus Beautiful, and Trees Columbus are partnering for the 19th year to plant trees in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year there will also be a cleanup effort after the tree planting. We will be planting trees and hosting the cleanup at the Theo McGee Park located at 1175 Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD from 9:00am-11:00am.

Martin Luther King Jr. Serve-A-Thon

Thursday, January 5, 2023

On Monday, January 16, 2023, Keep Columbus Beautiful in partnership with Turn Around Columbus Inc. will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wit their sixth annual community cleanup of the MLK Learning Trail from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Notice of Delayed Opening

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Please be advised that due to the projected impact of the weather tonight and into tomorrow morning, in consultation with Mayor Skip Henderson and EMA Director Chance Corbett, we are delaying the normal 8:00am opening of all CCG Offices until 10:00am tomorrow morning/January 4, 2023.

Emergency and essential personnel will work normal hours of operations as directed by department heads and/or elected officials.

The health and safety of our employees and citizens is our highest priority. Please monitor the weather reports, be vigilant, and stay safe!

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

On Monday, December 26th, Keep Columbus Beautiful is partnering up with Chattahoochee River Conservancy, Columbus Parks and Recreation, and Public Works to host a community-wide recycling campaign. We will be collecting Christmas Trees from select drop-off locations throughout the city from December 26th to January 8th, 2023. Trees will be used for fish habitats in local lakes.

Feeding the Valley and Columbus Family Connection Holiday Food Drive

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

It's the most wonderful time of the year. During this joyous season, we are excited to continue our commitment to the community. Columbus Civic Center in partnership with Community Warriors, Feed the Valley and Columbus Family Connection will host our third annual Holiday Food Drive on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Public Meetings Regarding Replacement of Swimming Pools

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department invites community members to attend public meetings held at local recreation centers to provide input on the replacement of the Psalmond Road Pool, Rigdon Park Pool and Shirley Winston Pool.

Neighborhood Meeting Moye Estates - District 4

Monday, November 21, 2022

City Officials will host its 'Fourth Neighborhood Meeting' on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30pm at 412 Baywood Court in Moye Estates as part of the 'All Hands on Deck Campaign' to clean up our neighborhoods and our city.

Public Meeting Notice: Steam Mill Road Corridor

Friday, November 11, 2022

City Officials will host a public meeting with the residents in the Steam Mill Road area to discuss safety measures and the study for this corridor.

11th Annual Tri-City Veterans Day Parade

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The 11th Annual Tri-City Veterans Day Parade will be held on November 12, 2022, at 10:00am. The parade's Grand Marshall is State Representative Ed Harbison.

ARP Small Business & Non-Profit Grant Workshops

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Columbus Consolidated Government has partnered with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce to develop and administer a small business relief grant program and a non-profit program.

Civic Center Parking Lot Safety/Security

Sunday, November 6, 2022

City Officials will host a public meeting to discuss safety and security concerns within the parking lot(s) at the Columbus Civic Center South Commons. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at the Columbus Civic Center Arena Floor from 6:00 PM to 7:30PM.

2021 Charter Review Commission Recommendations

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The 2021 Charter Review Committee's suggested changes to the City Charter.

Road Closure: Morris Road at Buena Vista Road

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Beginning Tuesday November 1, 2022, Morris Road will be closed between Buena Vista Road and Ace Way Drive.

City Manager Recommends New Director of Planning for Council Approval

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

City Manager Isaiah Hugley has selected John Wl "Will" Johnson III to fill the position of the Director of the Department of Planning for Columbus, Georgia. The City Manager will go before the Columbus Council for approval of his appointment on Tuesday, October 25th, the next scheduled business meeting of City Council.

15th Annual Hometown Connection

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The 15th Annual Hometown Connection/Legislative Agenda meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Sycamore Room, 2nd Floor.

2022 "Let's Talk Columbus"

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Mayor Skip Henderson will hold a “Let’s Talk Columbus!” townhall forum on Tuesday, October
18, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in the City Council chambers at the Red McDaniel City Services
Center, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, GA 31906.

METRA's 2022 Communities in Motion Day Event

Thursday, October 6, 2022

METRA is excited to announce our annual "Communities in Motion Day" event held on October 6th from 11am to 2pm at the METRA transfer Center (814 Linwood Blvd, Columbus, GA 31901)

Road Closure: Illges Road at Buena Vista Road

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Beginning Monday, October 10, 2022, Illges Road will be closed between Buena Vista Road and Ace Way Drive. The closure is a result of the ongoing Spiderweb Road Project.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Monday, October 3, 2022

The Columbus Consolidated Government Public Works Recycling and Sustainability Center and Keep Columbus Beautiful Commissions' Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Equipment Recycling Project will be help on Saturday October 8th, 2022, from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Postponement of the Closure of Illges Road at Buena Vista Road

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The closure of Illges Road between Buena Vista Road and Ace Way Road has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is a lack of available railroad crews to oversee the Jack and Bore procedure of a stormwater line that is part of the overall Spiderweb project.

Road Closure: 11th Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue

Monday, September 19, 2022

Starting Monday, September 19th, 2022, the section of 11th Street between 7th Avenue and 19th Avenue will be closed t both east and west bound traffic.

Road Closure: Illges Road at Buena Vista Road

Monday, September 19, 2022

Beginning Monday, September 19, 2022, Illges Road will be closed between Buena Vista Road and Ace Way Drive. The closure is a result of the ongoing construction of the Spiderweb Road Project.

City Services Center closed Friday, September 2, 2022

Friday, September 2, 2022

The City Services Center, Tag/Property Tax Office and other Offices within the City Services Center are closed for the remainder of today, Friday, September 2, 2022, to determine the cause of a mechanical issue that prevents the building from opening.

Annual Help the Hooch Community Clean-Up

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Residents of Columbus, Fort Benning, and Phenix City are invited to participate in the 28th annual Help the Hooch clean up on Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 am to 11:30am. Help the Hooch is the Southeasts largest river clean-up, with approximately 10,000 volunteers each year.

Temporary Closing of Boxwood Recreation Center

Friday, August 19, 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances with staffing, Boxwood Recreation Center located at 1110 Enoch Drive, Columbus will be temporarily closed until further notice.

River Center Parking Garage Temporarily Closed

Friday, August 19, 2022

Due to a power outage, the River Center Parking Garage located at 919 Broadway will be CLOSED today through Monday, August 22, 2022. We are working to restore the power an apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yard Waste Collection

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

As of August 1, 2022, the City of Columbus's Public Works Department is no longer rotating CONTAINERIZED YARD WASTE collection routes. All citizens who receive waste collection services from the City of Columbus should now be receiving CONTAINERIZED YARD WASTE collection on a weekly basis.

Play, Fetch, Paddle or Swim! Doggie Swim Day is Back!!!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Bring your furry four-legged friend to the Double Churches Pool on Saturday, August 20th from 10am – 3pm for the annual Dog Days of Summer Doggie Swim Day.
Presented by Columbus Parks & Recreation Department, this end-of-season event offers the perfect opportunity for your dog(s) to play fetch, paddle around in the shallow end or take a plunge off the diving board!

Uptown Market Days on Broadway Has Gone to the Dogs!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Each Saturday, four blocks along Broadway, guests can visit over 200 local and regional vendors. Here they can find fresh and organic produce, home goods, jewelry, unique crafts, and delicious baked goods. On Saturday, August 6th, Uptown turns into "Puptown" as visitors can also find adoptable dogs, courtesy of Columbus Animal Care U Control!

2nd Neighborhood Meeting East Urban Heights - District 4 "All-Hands on Deck Campaign"

Monday, July 11, 2022

City Officials will host its 'Second Neighborhood Meeting' on Thursday, July 14th at 7pm at Canaan Baptist Church on 2835 Branton Woods Drive as part of the 'All Hands on Deck Campaign' to clean up our neighborhoods and our city.

Animal Control 4th of July Celebration Reminder

Friday, July 1, 2022

Department of Public Works Animal Care and Control Division would like to remind all animal owners to bring their pets inside during the 4th of July holiday celebrations. If you plan to use fireworks or you hear fireworks being used in your area, please bring your pets inside to prevent them from escaping your yard.

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Columbus, GA 31901
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