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City Offices Open Wednesday Feb 17
City Offices Open Wednesday Feb 17
02/17/2021
City of Columbia Offices are open Wednesday, February 17th starting at 9am and close at 3pm.
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Sunnyside Community Meeting
Sunnyside Community Meeting
02/17/2021
The City of Columbia will host a public meeting at City Hall on February 22, 2021 at 4pm regarding Sunnyside neighborhood flooding issues.
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African American History Month - Week Three
African American History Month - Week Three
02/17/2021
Betty Booker-Parks, one of eleven children, was born and raised in Hampshire, Tennessee. She attended Hampshire High School, where she excelled in basketball. Booker-Parks received an athletic scholarship to attend Memphis State University. She continued to excel on and off the court at Memphis State, where she set several records that she still holds. During her collegiate athletic career, she averaged 20.7 points per game and scored 2,835 points during her career. She is the all-time leading scorer for both women and men at Memphis State University (now called the University of Memphis.) Following her career at Memphis State, Booker-Parks was first round draft choice in the Women’s Professional Basketball League, where she averaged 10 points a game. She was inducted into the Memphis State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1994, Booker Parks was selected to play for the newly formed Memphis Blues professional baseball team. During that same year, the coach was unable to fulfill his coaching duties, so Booker-Parks took on the task of manager and coach and led the team to a second place finish. In 2005, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame; and the Inaugural Class of the “Memphis Sports Hall of Fame” in October 2019. Booker-Parks’ other accomplishments include Memphis Living Legend Honoree, Administrator of the year finalist, “Best of the Prep” Coach of the Year, the “Joe Clark” Administrator Award, and one of the Shelby County 100 Most Inspiring Women. After an outstanding athletic career, Booker-Parks taught sociology, health, and physical education at White Station High School. She also coached basketball, volleyball, and track. Her teams competed on the sub-state and state level. She served as assistant principal, as well as principal in the Shelby County School System. She currently serves as Vice-Principal for the Memphis Virtual School in the Shelby County School System. Booker-Parks received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in education, and an Advanced Studies degree in administration and supervision. During her 30-year tenure, she has made a positive impact on the lives of many students, parents, and teachers.
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Valentine Pawparazzi Fashion Parade
Valentine Pawparazzi CANCELLED
02/11/2021
Valentine Pawparazzi Fashion Parade! Dress your pups in their best Valentine Costume on February 13th from 12:00PM-1:00PM at Riverwalk Park Amphitheater. Register online: bit.ly/CivicRecPortal Registration deadline: February 12th For more information, contact: Rita Ingram (931)380-2740 or by email: ringram@columbiatn.com
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Blood Drive
Blood Drive
02/09/2021
Blood Assurance is holding a blood drive Saturday, Feb 27th from 9am-1:30pm in Riverwalk Park located at 102 Riverside Drive.
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Take Part in Downtown Columbia Survey
Take Part in Downtown Columbia Survey
02/09/2021
Take Part in a Community Input Survey for Downtown Columbia. We would like your input! Downtown Strategies Consultants will be working with the City of Columbia, downtown businesses, and property owners to assess the Design, Tourism & Promotion, Economic Vitality, and market potential for Downtown Columbia.
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African American History Month - Week Two
African American History Month - Week Two
02/09/2021
Robert Abernathy, born in Columbia, TN in 1918, began playing sandlot games in Nashville with the N & T Tigers and other teams until 1940 when he moved to California to work in the defense industry during World War II.
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Mule Day 2021 Cancelled Due to COVID Concerns
Mule Day 2021 Cancelled Due to COVID Concerns
02/02/2021
The City of Columbia and the Maury County Bridle and Saddle Club - organizers for the annual Mule Day Parade and festivities – have announced the cancellation of Mule Day 2021, which had been planned for April 8-11, 2021. This mutual decision was made after careful consideration of all potential options, and included input and recommendations from local health and public safety officials.
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Street Closure
Street Closure
02/02/2021
Public Works will close W. 9th St and Woldridge Drive on Tuesday, Feb 2nd, between Myers Ave. and Turpin Circle from 7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. for tree removal.
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African American History Month - Week One
African American History Month - Week One
02/01/2021
African Americans participated at the top levels of popular sports early in American sports history. However, racism and segregation became the order of the day by the first two decades of the 20th century. African Americans were pushed out of the sports where they excelled and excluded from other sports that were becoming popular. African-American baseball clubs were organized in Maury County in the early 1900s.
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Retail Strategies Report
Retail Strategies Report
01/28/2021
Consulting firm Retail Strategies was hired in July 2020 by the Columbia Industrial Development Board (IDB) to assist the City in taking a more proactive approach towards retail recruitment. At the January 26, 2021 IDB meeting, the firm presented the culmination of several months' worth of analysis and planning, the resulting retail recruitment plan helps target the focus of the City and Retail Strategies regarding new retail opportunities for Columbia citizens.
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Road Work on Fairview Drive
Road Work on Fairview Drive
01/28/2021
City of Columbia's Public Works Department will be closing Fairview Drive from Iron Bridge Road to Evergreen Avenue today, 1/28/21, to repair the roadway base. Fairway Drive will be closed from 7:00AM – 3:30PM.
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Documotion Research, Inc. Locating New Manufacturing Operations in Columbia.
Documotion Research Comes to Columbia
01/26/2021
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Documotion Research, Inc. officials announced today that the company will establish new manufacturing operations in Columbia.
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January Employee Spotlight on Phil Mash
January Employee Spotlight on Phil Mash
01/22/2021
The City of Columbia is proud to announce Columbia Fire & Rescue’s Phil Mash as January Employee of the Month! Phil demonstrates hard work and dedication to CFR daily. He played a vital part in constructing CFR's new training facility.
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Adult Municipal Court Rescheduled
Adult Municipal Court Rescheduled
01/19/2021
ADULT MUNICIPAL COURT IS RESCHEDULED: If you had Adult Municipal Court Scheduled between the dates of December 29, 2020 through January 26, 2021, it has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:30am
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed
01/15/2021
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we reflect on the history of Civil Rights in America and honor Dr. King for the power of his intellect, the truth of his words, and the example of his unwavering courage. The City of Columbia offices will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021.
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Newly Elected Councilmembers Marshall, Hardison, and Coleman Sworn In at Special Session
City Councilmembers Sworn In
01/06/2021
Congratulations to our three newest councilmembers for the City of Columbia sworn in at Tuesday night's special council meeting. Davena Hardison of Ward 1, Kenny Marshall of Ward 4, and Danny Coleman of Ward 5 took the oath of office. The ceremony included the swearing in of re-elected Councilmember Tony Greene and elected Councilmember Ken Wiles who was serving as an appointed member of the city council to fill a vacant seat.
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Final Meeting for Three Council Members
Final Meeting for Three Councilmembers
12/11/2020
Thursday night's City Council meeting was the final meeting for three councilmembers: Carl McCullen, Ward 1; Mike Greene, Ward 4; and Ernie Allen, Ward 5. The Mayor and Council presented each with a plaque and shared their fond memories and farewell messages.
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Sanders Named December Employee of the Month
Sanders Named December Employee of the Month
12/11/2020
The City of Columbia is proud to announce Melissa Sanders as December Employee of the Month. Melissa works in the Department of Development Services and has been with the city for 8 years.
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Council Recognizes Retiring Employees - Tony Scott pictured
Council Recognizes Retiring Employees
12/11/2020
December's Columbia City Council Meeting was a busy event as council recognized five retiring city employees: Tony Scott, Doug Kinnard, Joe Grooms, Joey Potts, Michael Hudson, and Kevin Burns. Their combined years of service total well over 150 years. The city council thanked each employee for their service and commitment to the City of Columbia.
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Trifecta of Awards for Finance Department
Trifecta of Awards for Finance Department
12/11/2020
The City of Columbia Finance Department just received their latest award for financial reporting this year from the Government Finance Officers Association, rounding out the trifecta of recognition awards for excellent financial practices: GFOA Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting Award, GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, and GFOA Popular Annual Financial Report Award. The Finance Department is led by Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer Thad Jablonski. His top-notch finance team includes Julia Wooten, Kim Dale, Melanie Maner, and Sommar Jaynes.
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Holiday Lights in the Park
Holiday Lights in the Park
12/04/2020
Come visit Columbia's drive through winter wonderland at Fairview Park and Woodland Park nightly from December 14-26 between 5:30pm-8:00pm.
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Alred is November Employee of the Month
Alred is November Employee of the Month
11/17/2020
The City of Columbia is very pleased to announce Montrai "Tre" Alred as the November Employee of the Month! Tre is a part of the Public Works Department and has has been with the city for almost one year.
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Noon Rotary Presentation
Noon Rotary Presentation
11/17/2020
The Noon Rotary Club presented the Rotary Wheel to Mayor Chaz Molder and Council at the November City Council Meeting. The Wheel will be placed in the sidewalk in front of the Memorial Building.
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Free Flu Shots
Free Flu Shots
11/04/2020
Protect yourself. Protect your loved ones. Protect your entire community. Free flu shots on November 19th from 8:30AM to 4:40PM at the Maury County Health Department, 1909 Hampshire Pike, Columbia. Evento Gratis Devacuna Contra La Gripe 19 de Noviembre de 2020. Evento especial de vacunacion gratis contra la gripe a traves de los departamentos de salud locales en Tennessee.
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Veterans Living History Exhibit
Veterans Living History Exhibit
11/03/2020
Nov 9-11 from noon-7pm each day at Macedonia Recreation Center. Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of our Veterans with personal displays from local veterans, living history with Veterans sharing their experiences, and military artifacts: uniforms, posters, vehicles and more.
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City Receives CAFR and PAFR Finance Awards
City Receives CAFR and PAFR Finance Awards
10/27/2020
The City of Columbia is pleased to announce it has received two national awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The first award is for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) and itis the second year in a row the City of Columbia has received this award, which represents significant achievement, as the reporting must meet the standards of creativity, presentation, understandability, and reader appeal required by the GFOA. The second award is the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and marks the 22nd consecutive year the City of Columbia has received this award.
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 CPD Receives Outstanding Law Enforcement Awards
CPD Receives Outstanding Law Enforcement Awards
10/27/2020
Director Sims along with 'Treble' from the Center of Hope presented Assistant Chief Gideon and Officer Baublitz each with the annual "Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Award" for 2020. This award is for exemplary conduct in working with victims of domestic violence by going above and beyond to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
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Bomar Named October Employee of the Month
Bomar Named October Employee of the Month
10/15/2020
The City of Columbia is excited to share the news that Jacey Bomar has been named Employee of the Month for October. Jacey is the Communications Coordinator for the city and has been on staff since January 2020. She stepped into a newly created role and has done a remarkable job building the social media marketing presence for both the City of Columbia and Visit Columbia.
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Food Drive-thru Wednesday
Food Drive-thru Wednesday
10/14/2020
Columbia Central High School will host a drive-thru food distribution event with The Well Outreach on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students in need and remote learners will be able to pick up their free breakfast and lunch from the Nutrition Department, along with an additional 10 meals and 10 snacks in a box for each student from The Well Outreach's Galilee Food Distribution initiative.
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City Recognized for 40 Years of Membership
City Recognized for 40 Years of Membership
10/09/2020
Michael Fann, President/CEO of Public Entity Partners (formerly the Tn Municipal League Risk Management Pool) recognized the City of Columbia for 40 years of membership in the organization. Barrett Jones, former Columbia City Manager, was recognized for being the first Chairman of the Board for the TML Pool.
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Updated Guidance for Tn Pledge
Updated Guidance for Tn Pledge
10/09/2020
In accordance with the current scientific understanding of COVID-19, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidance today for businesses and other activities under the Tennessee Pledge. The updates follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and maintain emphasis on key preventative measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent disinfection. The update follows executive orders signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee last week.
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Parks & Rec Fall Events
Parks & Rec Fall Events
10/05/2020
Parks & Recreation Fall Events include Holiday Cards for the Troops, Finding Woody the Owl, Howling Halloween Doggie Paw Fashion Show Parade, Pumpkin Painting Party, Zumba, Pickleball at Macedonia, Veterans Living History Exhibit, Agility & Strength Class, Youth Basketball Skills Camps, Mighty Mites, Community Secret Santa
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Maury Alliance Candidate Guide
Maury Alliance Candidate Guide
10/01/2020
Prior to each election Maury Alliance compiles a nonpartisan candidate guide to ensure voters have the information they need to make an informed decision on election day. All State and Local candidates were contacted during the development of this guide and no responses have been edited or altered in any way. This is a guide to the 2020 General Election candidates from President of the United States to local elections. Early voting begins Wednesday, October 14th. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.
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Governor Lee Removes Restrictions
Governor Lee Removes Restrictions
09/29/2020
Gov. Bill Lee removes all business restrictions, but says state of emergency will continue as long as feds have one
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New Columbia Fire Station No. 3 Opens
New Columbia Fire Station No. 3 Opens
09/25/2020
Newly constructed Columbia Fire Station No. 3 had its official ribbon cutting today atop the new location at 705 Tom Sharp Road off Bear Creek Pike(US-412). Fire Chief Ty Cobb led the ceremony with Mayor Molder, Vice Mayor Martin, City Manager Tony Massey speaking to the small outdoor gathering of citizens, business leaders and elected officials.
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City Leaders Meet with TEMA Director Sheehan
City Leaders Meet with TEMA Director Sheehan
09/25/2020
Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder, City Manager Tony Massey, Fire Chief Ty Cobb, Police Chief Jeremy Alsup, and Assistant Fire Chief Chris Cummins met with TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan to discuss Columbia’s emergency management operations.
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Walker Court Apartments Grand Opening
Walker Court Apartments Grand Opening
09/24/2020
With the cutting of a ribbon on Wednesday, September 23rd, Hallmark Mobile Developer, in a joint venture partnership with SOCAYR, Inc, Louisville, KY, will officially open its new, 88-unit, Walker Court Apartments, 1900 Archway Drive, just off the Nashville Highway, in Columbia. The property, managed by Enfield Management, Nashville, features two and three-bedroom apartment homes.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Budget in Brief
Budget in Brief
06/19/2020
Budget in Brief
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CDC Decision Trees for Reopening
CDC Decision Trees for Reopening
05/15/2020
CDC Decision Trees for Reopening
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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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