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SmileDirectClub Mfg Facility to Locate in Columbia
SmileDirectClub Mfg Facility to Locate in Columbia
09/17/2020
SmileDirectClub, an oral care company and creator of the first medtech platform for teeth straightening, will invest $34 million and create more than 600 new jobs as part of the expansion. The new facility will allow SmileDirectClub to extend its manufacturing capabilities for its clear aligners in support of its continued expansion and growth while also increasing organizational resilience and introducing innovations to its supply chain.
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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
09/17/2020
Enjoy Oktoberfest, an outdoor event benefitting Room in the Inn Mission, on Friday, Sept 25 from 6PM to 9PM. Craft Beers, Entertainment, Food, and More. 206 Depot Street in the Columbia Arts District. Get tickets at: OktoberfestColumbiaTN.com
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6th Annual CommUNITY Day Cookout
6th Annual CommUNITY Day Cookout
09/17/2020
6th Annual CommUNITY Cookout at Riverwalk Park on Tuesday, Sep 29 from 5PM to 7PM. Free event. Fun for the whole family. Free food, fun games, music, outdoor activities and much more! ​
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Stotler is September Employee of the Month
Stotler is September Employee of the Month
09/16/2020
The September Employee of the Month is Jonathan Stotler! Jonathan has been with The City of Columbia for nine years and is a tremendous asset to the MIS Department. He constantly seeks new and innovative ways of providing solutions and services and is not afraid to explore new processes. His prior experience has added knowledge and expertise to the department. MIS has implemented several network monitoring systems since his arrival.
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Osmon Honored for Heroic Act
Osmon Honored for Heroic Act
09/11/2020
Retired Firefighter Lon Osmon received the 2020 Good Samaritan Award for his heroic act that saved the life of a three year old child.
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Iron Bridge Road Project Design Phase
Iron Bridge Road Project Design Phase
09/11/2020
The City of Columbia is beginning the design process for the Iron Bridge Rd Bridge Replacement. In order to ensure the most accurate and current information possible, survey crews from Ragan-Smith Associates, Inc., a surveying firm based in Nashville, will begin gathering data to supplement existing aerial photographs of the area. This will involve ground surveys, which will investigate property lines, underground utilities, detailed stream information, environmental surveys, and more. The ground surveys will begin within the next week, and may continue for a time period of up to eighteen (18) months. Access to private properties may be needed in order to gather the necessary information, and cooperation from citizens would be very much appreciated. The surveyors will attempt to contact you personally prior to entering the property. If there are specific times during the work week to avoid, please make City of Columbia Development Services aware. Surveys will not be required on all properties.
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Columbia Planapalooza
Columbia Planapalooza
09/09/2020
Please join us as we work together to update Columbia's Zoning Code - a regulating document that will protect and enhance the City by guiding future development and redevelopment for years to come.
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Maner Named August Employee of the Month
Maner Named August Employee of the Month
09/01/2020
Melanie Maner has been named the August Employee of the Month for the City of Columbia. Melanie has been a city employee for a year and a half and works in the Finance Department as the Accounting Technician II.
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TN Travel Spending Shattered Records
TN Travel Spending Shattered Records in 2019
08/25/2020
In 2019, Tennessee outpaced the nation in all areas of travel; including tax revenue, expenditures, payroll and employment. The leisure and hospitality industry produced more jobs than any other industry and travelers in Tennessee spent an estimated $64 million per day. Maury County generated $143.27 Million in travel spending, up 3% over the previous year.
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9/11 Ceremony
9/11 Ceremony
08/25/2020
Please join us Friday, September 11th at 8:00 AM for the 9/11 Ceremony at Firefighters Park as we remember and honor the brave men and women of emergency services.
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Columbia For You Kick-off Meeting
Columbia For You Kick-off Meeting
08/21/2020
You are invited to the community kick-off meeting for the City of Columbia Zoning Ordinance Update on Monday, August 31st at 7pm via Zoom. Join the City of Columbia and planning consultant, Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative for an informative presentation about Columbia For You, the City’s Zoning Ordinance update project.
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Facade Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
Facade Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
08/21/2020
The City of Columbia was awarded a Community Development Façade Improvement Grant in April from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for $100,000. This grant is available to Tennessee Main Street Communities and Tennessee Downtowns. Approximately five grants of up to $100,000 were awarded to organizations that illustrated the need for a façade program and the ability to execute an effective design plan for the façade improvements. The monies from this grant will be distributed to local downtown businesses through a City of Columbia Façade Grant process, utilizing South Central Tennessee Development District to administer the grants to qualifying sub-recipients.
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Columbia Selects Retail Strategies Recruitment Firm
08/17/2020
The City of Columbia, in partnership with the Columbia Industrial Development Board, has selected Retail Strategies, LLC., the leading national retail recruitment firm, to create and execute a retail recruitment strategy for Columbia, Tennessee. Retail Strategies will focus on recruiting retail, restaurants, and other commercial development while looking to backfill vacancies in the city’s trade areas.
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Tailgate Pawty and Canine Fashion Show
Tailgate Pawty and Canine Fashion Show
08/06/2020
Bring your furry friends to the Tailgate "Pawty" and Sports Attire Fashion Show! August 22, 2020 from 10AM - 12:30PM MULETOWN BARK PARK Tony Scott Drive (Main Entrance) Columbia, TN 38401 Register online Aug 10-17th
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Walk for the Health of It
Walk for the Health of It
08/06/2020
Walk for the Health of It. Instead of walking the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway, we want to encourage you to walk anywhere you can! All types of activities count. Walking, biking, hiking, and even yard work. You can track and convert mileage to "Walk for the Health of It."
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Changes to Accepted Recycle Items
Changes to Accepted Recycle Items
08/05/2020
Effective Immediately: All Recycle customers please note the City of Columbia's Public Works Department has been notified by the recycle processor that the following items will be the ONLY items they will accept as recyclable:
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Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Selfie Scavenger Hunt
07/28/2020
Join us for a 'Selfie Scavenger Hunt' starting August 1st through August 31st. Find the list of clues and rule on the departments Facebook Page, visit the location, take a selfie and tag the department on Facebook. For each selfie the department is tagged in, that person ill be entered into a random drawing for prizes. Drawings for prizes will be held September 4, 2020.
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State of TN Face It Campaign
State of TN Face It Campaign
07/23/2020
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State is launching a public service announcement campaign that urges all Tennesseans to fight against the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask. The ad campaign, titled “Face It. Masks Fight COVID-19”, will run on broadcast and cable television, digital, social media, print, and billboards statewide.
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Women In Art Exhibit
Women In Art Exhibit
07/20/2020
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional rights to vote. To celebrate, the City of Columbia will feature 'Rightfully Hers', an educational display about Women's Suffrage and "Women in Art", an exhibit of local art showcasing work by women and/or about women. This exhibit is free and open to the public during regular City Hall hours.
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'Columbia for You' Wants Your Input
'Columbia for You' Wants Your Input
07/15/2020
The City of Columbia has kicked off a new project: “Columbia For You.” This effort is an update of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, led by the City of Columbia and planning consultant Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative, LLC (TPUDC). The goal of this project is to modernize the current zoning regulations to better achieve the goals set forth in the ConnectColumbia Framework Plan, adopted in January 2018.
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Wilhoite July Employee Of The Month
Wilhoite July Employee Of The Month
07/14/2020
The City of Columbia would like to recognize Brent Wilhoite as the July Employee of the Month. Brent has been employed with the City since 2007 and serves as a sanitation operator in the Public Works Department.
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Tom J. Hitch Road Closure Alert
Tom J. Hitch Road Closure Alert
07/14/2020
Tom J Hitch Parkway will be closed from July 28-29th for repairs to the bridge near Precast Drive. Northbound and Southbound traffic will be detoured along Mapleash Avenue during this period, with portions of Tom J Hitch Parkway remaining open for local traffic. Thru-traffic will not be permitted, as the bridge will be completely closed.
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Mulehouse Entertainment Venue Coming to Columbia
Mulehouse Entertainment Venue Coming to Columbia
07/14/2020
Broadcaster Blair Garner is opening a 55,500-square-foot music venue in Columbia, Tennessee next year called The Mulehouse. The space was formerly a Baptist church and is next door to the President James K. Polk presidential home, museum, and library and was once part of Polk’s property.
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Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
07/13/2020
City of Columbia's Assistance City Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Thad Jablonski presented the City's first Distinguished Budget Award from Government Finance Officers Association for the FY 2020 Budget to City Council and City Manager Tony Massey.
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Free Health Screenings
Free Health Screenings
07/10/2020
Maury Regional Mobile Health Unit will be offering free health screenings on July 24 & 31 at Fairview Recreation Center and July 14 & 28 at Macedonia Recreation Center. Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen screening.
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July is Parks & Rec Month
It's Parks & Rec Month
07/09/2020
July is Parks & Recreation month. Come experience a variety of outdoor activities at your local parks!
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Summer Shredz Weight Loss Program
Summer Shredz Weight Loss Program
07/09/2020
Join Columbia Parks & Recreation for the Summer Shredz Weight Loss Challenge! Compete for prizes while you get fit.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 14
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 14
07/08/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Dr. Alex Jahangir for Virtual Town Hall #14 to discuss regional, state and local level COVID-19 facts and regulations.
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Under Construction
Under Construction
07/08/2020
Rogers Group is milling and paving Nashville Hwy. from North of Bear Creek Pk (near Waffle House) to Frye Rd. The work will occur in the evening/late night hours Sunday - Thursday from 7:00PM - 6:00AM and is expected to be complete by the end of August.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 13
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 13
06/22/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Hall #13 featuring Maury County Chamber Director Kara Williams to discuss Chamber functions and initiatives, the Maury County Small Business Stabilization Fund, COVID-19 resources, and Leadership Maury Programs.
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City to Recognize Juneteenth as Official Holiday
City to Recognize Juneteenth as Official Holiday
06/19/2020
The City of Columbia is taking meaningful action to focus on community unity by recognizing Juneteenth as a city holiday beginning in 2021. This announcement was made at the Fairview Park Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony on Juneteenth at Fairview Park. City Council plans to approve this measure at the next council meeting to be held July 9, 2020, declaring Juneteenth an official holiday for Columbia.
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Fairview Park Historical Marker Unveiled
Fairview Park Historical Marker Unveiled
06/19/2020
The City of Columbia unveiled the Fairview Park Historical Marker to the public on Friday, June 19th, in conjunction with Juneteenth. The unveiling took place at 8:30am at Fairview Park. City leaders Mayor Chaz Molder, Vice Mayor Dr. Christa Martin, City Councilman Tony Greene, Parks and Recreation Director Mack Reagan and Maury County Historian Jo Ann McClellan spoke to the history, importance and impact of Fairview Park among this community. Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles also presented a Juneteenth proclamation.
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Budget in Brief
Budget in Brief
06/19/2020
Budget in Brief
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 12
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 12
06/12/2020
Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Town Hall #12 featuring Maury County Library Director Zachary Fox, as they discuss library initiatives, summer programming and future plans.
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Tn Business Relief Program
Tn Business Relief Program
06/12/2020
Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Through the Tennessee Business Relief Program, Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue approximately $200 million in business relief payments to reimburse more than 28,000 small businesses for costs incurred as a result of mandatory business closures.
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New Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities
New Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities
06/11/2020
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in coordination with his Unified Command Group will release guidance today on requirements and options permitting Tennessee’s long-term care facilities to provide limited visitation options while keeping their resident populations safe from COVID-19.
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Fairview Park Historical Marker Dedication June19
Fairview Park Historical Marker Dedication June 19
06/10/2020
Join the City of Columbia for the Fairview Park Historical Marker dedication on Friday, June 19th at 8:30am. The ceremony will take place in Fairview Park near the recreation center.
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Flag Retirement Drop-off
Flag Retirement Drop-off
06/10/2020
Drop off your old and worn out U.S. flags for proper retirement. Flags will be collected Monday, June 15, 2020 from 8am to 9am at Fire Station No. 1, 1000 South Garden Street, Columbia. Sponsored by Woodman Life Chapter 18 and Columbia Fire & Rescue.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 11
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 11
06/05/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Town Hall #11 featuring Tennessee Media Specialist June Iljana, as they discuss the importance of responding to the #2020Census. Respond today at 2020CENSUS.GOV.
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Knoepfel is June Employee of the Month
Knoepfel is June Employee of the Month
06/04/2020
Captain Donnie Knoepfel has been recognized as the June Employee of the Month by the City of Columbia. Donnie has been employed with Columbia Fire & Rescue since 2000 and was promoted to captain in 2013.
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James Patterson Foundation for Veterans in Need
James Patterson Foundation for Veterans in Need
06/03/2020
Join Columbia Fire & Rescue for the kick off event June 18th 2p-6p for the James Patterson Foundation for Needy Veterans to be held in Firefighters Park located at 1000 S. Garden St. Columbia, TN 38401. The event will include live music, food trucks and MORE!
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Free COVID-19 Drive Through Testing
Free COVID-19 Drive Through Testing
06/03/2020
Anyone with health concerns about themselves or a family member is invited to receive testing for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to participants, and those who come for testing can remain in their vehicles throughout the process. Monday-Friday from 1PM - 3PM behind the Maury County Health Department, 1909 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN.
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Summer Vibes Art Exhibit
Summer Vibes Art Exhibit
06/01/2020
The Art Gallery at Columbia City Hall is pleased to display a summer gallery of local art called "Summer Vibes" ranging from all ages, talent levels, and mediums. This art gallery provides a fun, safe way for the community to view local artists’ work while supporting our local community. If you live in Columbia or Maury County and would like to have your art exhibited at City Hall, please review these guidelines.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 10
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 10
06/01/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder presents Virtual Town Hall #10. Conversation with Kristi Martin, Downtown Main Street Director.
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Hardy Promoted to CFR Captain
Hardy Promoted to CFR Captain
05/26/2020
Columbia Fire & Rescue Chief Ty Cobb has announced the promotion of Firefighter Jon Hardy to Captain effective May 25, 2020.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 9
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 9
05/22/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Maury County Health Department Director Andrew Kenney for Virtual Town Hall #9 regarding COVID-19 testing and resources at the local level.
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Tn Gov Bill Lee Executive Order 38
Tn Gov Bill Lee Executive Order 38
05/22/2020
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released Executive Order No. 38 on May 22, 2020: An order expanding the number of Tennesseans who may return to work safely while urging continued adherence to health and social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Summer Meals for Kids
Summer Meals for Kids
05/21/2020
Columbia Parks & Recreation and the Maury County School District offer Free Summer meals for kids May 26 through June 30 from 9:30am-12 noon Monday-Friday, while supplies last. The program is designed for children 18 years and younger. Children must be present to receive meals.
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Flat Budget to Recoup 1.1 Mil COVID-19 Deficit
Flat Budget to Recoup 1.1 Mil COVID-19 Deficit
05/19/2020
Columbia’s upcoming budget has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet despite expected setbacks and losses, staffers say they’re confident the city’s finances can weather the storm. The Columbia City Council approved the first of two readings to adopt the city’s proposed 2020-2021 “no frills” fiscal budget, which totals $56,057,045 in expenditures, with approximately $32 million in the general fund. According to Columbia’s Finance Department, the COVID-19 crisis has also created a $1.1 million deficit, primarily due to impacted areas in sales, beer and hotel/motel tourism tax revenue. City Manager Tony Massey said property taxes within the city limits have remained “flat” and will not change, something city staff made a priority when adapting to the financial impacts of COVID-19. This year’s budgeted property tax is also the city’s largest annual revenue draw, bringing in approximately $11.6 million.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 8
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 8
05/18/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Town Hall #8 featuring Columbia Power and Water Systems President & CEO Scott Dahlstrom, as they discuss COVID-19 precautions and storm restoration.
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CDC Decision Trees for Reopening
CDC Decision Trees for Reopening
05/15/2020
CDC Decision Trees for Reopening
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Governor's ERG Lifts Capacity Restrictions
Governor's ERG Lifts Capacity Restrictions
05/15/2020
As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced today it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22. New Tennessee Pledge guidelines will be released early next week.
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TN Gov Lee Issue Executive Order 36
TN Gov Lee Issue Executive Order 36
05/14/2020
Executive Order No. 36 is an order suspending provisions of certain statutes and rules and taking other necessary measures in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.
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Howell Named May Employee of the Month
Howell Named May Employee of the Month
05/12/2020
The City of Columbia would like to recognize Sharon Howell as our May Employee of the Month. Sharon works in the City Recorder’s Office and has been an employee of the City for 23 years.
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TN Gov Lee Issue Executive Orders 33, 34, 35
TN Gov Lee Issue Executive Orders 33, 34, 35
05/08/2020
TN Gov Lee Issue Executive Orders 33, 34, 35
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Columbia Police Dept Promotions
Columbia Police Dept Promotions
05/08/2020
The Criminal Investigations Division has welcomed four new detectives recently. (from left to right) Detective Ryan Webb , Detective Michael Brown, Detective Landen Barber, and Detective Darrell Freeman were transferred from Patrol Division to CID to fill recent vacancies. Congratulations Detectives!
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Governor Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 31
Governor Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 31
05/07/2020
Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 7
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 7
05/06/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Town Hall #7 featuring 'The Big Payback' day of giving to benefit local non-profits. Guests include Joe Kilgore, Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation and Candice Candeto, President James K. Polk Home & Museum.
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Maury County Economic Recovery Task Force
05/06/2020
Maury Alliance, in coordination with Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, Columbia Mayor, Chaz Molder, Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham and Mt. Pleasant Mayor Bill White, announced the recent formation of a local economic recovery task force.
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An order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-emergency dental procedures
TN Governor Lee Issues Executive Order No. 31
05/01/2020
An order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-emergency dental procedures
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 6
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 6
04/30/2020
Virtual Town Hall #6 with Mayor Chaz Molder features local merchants Bleu 32 Vintage Marketplace, Smith & York Co., and Puckett's Restaurant.
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TN Governor Lee Executive Order No. 30
TN Governor Lee Executive Order No. 30
04/29/2020
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 30 April 28th, 2020. Of particular note is the update on places of worship. And continued closure of salons, spas, bars, night clubs, live performance venues, etc.
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Farmers Market Opens May 2nd
Farmers Market Opens May 2nd
04/29/2020
The Columbia Farmers Fresh Market will officially open for the 2020 season on Saturday, May 2. The farmers market located in Columbia’s Riverwalk Park will run from May 2 until October 31 and be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The farmers market has prepared for COVID-19 and will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of customers and vendors.
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Virtual Town Hall 5 with Mayor Molder
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 5
04/28/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder chats with Public Works Director Jeff DeWire and Wastewater Director Donnie Boshers about the work of their departments and how they have adapted for the current health crisis.
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Exercise Facilities Reopen May 1
Exercise Facilities Reopen May 1
04/28/2020
TN Governor Bill Lee announced today that exercise facilities are scheduled to reopen Friday, May 1st in accordance with the safety and social distancing guidelines outlined in the Tennessee Pledge.
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Reopening Tennessee Responsibly
Reopening Tennessee Responsibly
04/24/2020
Governor Bill Lee issues Tennessee Pledge, Reopening Tennessee Responsibly City of Columbia leaders follow Tennessee Pledge guidelines, City Hall remains closed, Parks are open
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Clint Blankenship April Employee of the Month
Blankenship April Employee of the Month
04/23/2020
The City of Columbia would like to recognize and thank our April Employee of the Month, Clint Blankenship. Clint has worked for the City of Columbia in the Wastewater Department for 17 years. He is a dedicated employee that is prompt and faithful in his attendance and rarely missed work.
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Drive Through Testing Moved to DMV
Drive Through Testing Moved to DMV
04/23/2020
Free COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Saturday, April 25th from 9:00am-Noon moved to DMV, 1701 Hampshire Pike.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 4
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 4
04/22/2020
Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Town Hall #4 featuring Visit Columbia's Tourism & Marketing Director Kellye Murphy and Communications Coordinator Jacey Bomar to discuss their work during COVID-19.
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Gideon and Fall Receive Promotions
Gideon and Fall Receive Promotions
04/22/2020
Chief of Police Jeremy Alsup announced the promotions of Joey Gideon to Assistant Chief of Police and Nicole Fall to Police Captain.
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Federal Fair Housing Law
Federal Fair Housing Law
04/22/2020
We Do Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law. Brought to you by the City of Columbia, recipient of federal CDBG grant funds, and an entity that promotes fairness in housing.
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State of Tennessee Seal
Governor Lee Announces Phased Reopening of State
04/20/2020
Today, Governor Bill Lee announced the order for Tennesseans to remain at home will expire April 30, with the vast majority of businesses in 89 counties allowed to re-open on May 1.
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COVID-19 Drive Through Testing
COVID-19 Drive Through Testing
04/16/2020
The Maury County Health Department is hosting COVID-19 drive-through testing events for the community April 18, 2020 from 9AM-NOON.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 3
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 3
04/15/2020
Mayor Chaz Molder hosts Virtual Town Hall #3 featuring Mack Reagan, Director of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department discussing COVID-19 and the effects on local parks & recreation facilities.
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Maury Regional Health Care System
Maury Regional Urges Staying Healthy
04/15/2020
According to Chaney, if your injury or illness is severe enough that you would typically visit an urgent care or emergency department, you should still do so.
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Downtown Columbia
Commercial Facade Improvement Grants Available
04/15/2020
Apply for the City of Columbia Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program!
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City of Columbia Extends Closures
04/14/2020
Governor Extends Stay at Home Order, City of Columbia Extends Closures Columbia City Hall and Recreation Facilities Remain Closed to the Public, Parks Remain Open
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Tn Gov Bill Lee Issues Executive Order No. 27
Tn Gov Lee Issues Executive Order No. 27
04/14/2020
On Monday, April 13th, Tn Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 27 extending the 'stay at home' order until April 30, 2020. Here is an excerpt from this order:
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April Council Meeting
April City Council Meeting Virtual Live Streaming
04/09/2020
City Council meeting this Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 5:30pm will be a virtual meeting that is live streaming to the public to protect public health, safety, and welfare in light of COVID-19.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 2
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 2
04/08/2020
Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder holds his second Virtual Town Hall Meeting with City Manager Tony Massey and first responders Police Chief Jeremy Alsup and Fire Chief Ty Cobb to discuss how the City of Columbia is serving its citizens during the pandemic.
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Executive Order No 23
Tn Governor Bill Lee issues Executive Order No. 23
04/03/2020
Tn Governor Bill Lee issues Executive Order No. 23 on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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City Hall Closes to the Public, Parks
City Hall Closes to the Public, Parks Remain Open
04/03/2020
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 23 requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state. The executive order remains in effect until April 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. In support of the Governor’s executive order, effective at noon today April 3 through April 14, 2020, Columbia City Hall will be closed to the public, however, essential staff will continue to work a staggered schedule.
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Columbia Virtual Town Hall 1
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 1 - COVID-19
04/01/2020
Columbia Virtual Town Hall 1 on COVID-19 with Mayor Chaz Molder; Alan Watson, CEO of Maury Regional Health Systems; and Dr. Deborah Goldsmith, Infectious Disease Specialist
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Shape Your Future 2020 Census
Shape Your Future 2020 Census
04/01/2020
Shape Your Future 2020 Census
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Columbia City Hall
Changes to Work Hours & Curbside Recycling
03/31/2020
Changes to Work Hours & Curbside Recycling
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Tn Governor Lee Issues Executive Order No. 22
Tn Governor Lee Issues Executive Order No. 22
03/30/2020
AN ORDER DIRECTING TENNESSEANS TO STAY HOME UNLESS ENGAGING IN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES TO LIMIT THEIR EXPOSURE TO AND SPREAD OF COVID-19.
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Police Chief Jeremy Alsup
Alsup Sworn In As New Police Chief
03/30/2020
Jeremy Alsup, 22-year law enforcement veteran, has been named the new Chief of Police of the Columbia Police Department. City Manager Tony Massey announced Alsup’s appointment as the Chief of Police following the retirement of Chief Tim Potts on March 27, 2020. Alsup was sworn in to his new role as Police Chief by the Assistant City Manager/City Recorder Thad Jablonski on March 30, 2020.
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City of Columbia Mayor, City Manager Sign Executive Order
City of Columbia Issues Executive Order
03/23/2020
City of Columbia Issues Executive Order
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Mayor Molder Update on COVID-19
03/20/2020
Video update on COVID-19 by Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder
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City
Update on Closures & Cancellations
03/18/2020
City of Columbia • All city mass gathering, non-essential events scheduled during this time frame are cancelled. • All city meetings scheduled at City Hall (Litter Task Force, IDB, Arts Council, development review meeting) are cancelled. • All Columbia Parks and Recreation Facilities will be closed o Fairview Community Center – (931)380-2740 o Macedonia Community Center – (931) 380-2838 o Armory – (931) 380-2742 • Ridley Sports Complex sport tournaments are cancelled. o Please direct all questions to (931) 388-8119 • Dog Park Ribbon Cutting will be rescheduled. o Please direct all questions to (931) 560-1512 • Portrait Park will be rescheduled. o Please direct all questions to (931) 560-1512 • City Municipal Court are cancelled for the following dates: o March 17, 2020 o March 24, 2020 o March 31, 2020 o If you were scheduled on one of the dates above, you will now need to appear in court on April 7, 2020. o Please direct all questions to (931) 560-1520. *Columbia City Hall will remain open. *Columbia Parks Systems will remain open for the public’s use. *Columbia Police and Fire Services will continue with no change.
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President Polk Home Closed
03/18/2020
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the President James K. Polk Home & Museum will join museums across the nation in temporarily closing to the public, effective March 18, 4 p.m. through March 31, in the interest of the health and safety of our staff, guests, and community. We will continue to evaluate and consult with local officials regarding a safe date to reopen.
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Columbia Fire & Rescue COVID-19 Readiness Video
Columbia Fire & Rescue COVID-19 Readiness Video
03/17/2020
Columbia Fire & Rescue Department prepared this video to educate citizens on how the fire department will treat any suspected cases of COVID-19.
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Tim Boshers March Employee of the Month
Boshers March Employee Spotlight
03/17/2020
The City of Columbia would like to recognize Tim Boshers as our March Employee of the Month.
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Mule Day 2020 Cancelled
Mule Day 2020 Cancelled
03/16/2020
In accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state government regarding COVID-19, Maury County Bridle and Saddle Club, the organizers for the annual Mule Day celebration and parade, along with the City of Columbia and Maury County government have made a joint, vital decision to cancel this year’s Mule Day April 2nd-5th.
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Parks & Recreation Programs and Events Cancelled
03/16/2020
In the interest of taking precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19, all group activities sponsored by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will be cancelled until Monday, March 30th. Our parks and recreation centers will remain open at this time. However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and use local, regional, and national public health agency recommendations to make any further decisions or closures. Please check back for more information and updates as they are announced.
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Maury Regional Health COVID-19 Information Line
Maury Regional Health COVID-19 Information Line
03/13/2020
Maury Regional Health has established an information line for community members who have questions about COVID-19, including those concerned about symptoms and treatment.
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Important Notice
Midstate Classic Cancelled
03/12/2020
The City of Columbia has made the decision to cancel the Midstate Classic Collegiate Softball Tournament on March 17th for the protection of our community and citizens as Tennessee copes with the coronavirus.
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City Receives Excellence Awards
City Receives Excellence Awards
03/04/2020
The City of Columbia, represented by Development Services Director Paul Keltner and City Engineer Glenn Harper, brought home three awards at the annual conference of the Tennessee Chapter of American Planning Association and American Council of Engineering Companies for excellence in strong growth strategies and best practices.
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