Columbus News Briefs

Published 9:16am Friday, April 26, 2013

LABA requests funds for July 4 event

• Molly Dunn, president of the Landrum Business Association, requested $325 from Landrum City Council to pay for advertising the organization’s first July 4 event. Dunn said the event is in its planning stages but would be all about family. Each store is asked to host a game for kids to participate in and there will be a dunking booth with local officials and volunteers. Any money raised from the event will benefit Operation Hope.

Landrum police report for March

• Landrum Police gave 44 traffic citations in the month of March, including 21 citations for speeding. The department made eight arrests with three of those for open containers and one for failure to pay for gasoline. Officers also conducted three criminal investigations, including two for shoplifting and one for theft of a financial transaction card.

Landrum Rescue Squad report

• Landrum rescue squad assisted with 38 calls in Greenville County, 28 in Spartanburg and none in Polk County during the month of March. The squad also celebrated the addition of three new EMTs to the department.

Handmade in America team to visit Columbus May 14

• The Handmade in America Resource Committee Team, consisting of seven individuals is scheduled to spend two days in Columbus from May 14 to May 16. Columbus Town Council discussed the upcoming event during its April 18 meeting. During the two days the team will meet and interview Columbus residents and business owners to get a feel for the town and what opportunities exist there. The findings from the team will be presented to the public from 4-6 p.m. prior to the May 16 town council meeting.

Columbus approves resolution in support of Polk tag office

• Columbus Town Council joined Polk County, Saluda and Tryon in approving a resolution in support of a tag office being located in Polk County. Columbus Town Council approved the resolution during its April 18 meeting. Polk commissioners hope to have a tag office located in the current early college, which the county owns in downtown Columbus. The state is taking over vehicle tax collections beginning July 1 this year.

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