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General John Tipton bought the land now known as the city of Columbus, and named the town Tiptonia. When residents changed the town name to Columbus a year later, Tipton was so upset he moved. When he became the Highway Commissioner of Indiana and was given the task of building a highway from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY, he constructed the first ever bypass road. Notable residents of Columbus have included Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters host), shoe designer Chuck Taylor, author Ryan Nerz (Eat This Book), and producer Herbert Wright (StarTrek: The Next Generation).

Population: 40434
Local Newspapers: Republic Indianapolis Star
Local Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Indiana Fever (WNBA) Indiana Firebirds (AFL) Indiana Pacers (NBA)
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Zip Codes associated with columbus, indiana: 47201 47203
Towns/Cities near columbus, indiana : Edinburgh Taylorsville Elizabethtown Seymour

Columbus News
Student posts school threat

A male student from Columbus East High School is in custody on a preliminary charge of intimidation, accused of posting on social media that he was going to shoot up the school in two days. The threat was discovered in a Snapchat message to students, who made the school aware of it at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Larry Perkinson, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. employee and student assistance coordinator.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Columbus man

A local man was arrested on drug-related charges after he was spotted driving a vehicle without a license plate. Bartholomew County sheriff's deputy Jessica Pendleton stopped the vehicle in the 9600 block of South County Road 100W at 12:32 p.m. Saturday, deputies said.

Columbus Pride street closing OK'd

A Columbus Signature Academy-New Tech student is planning a Columbus Pride event in downtown Columbus this spring as her senior project. Erin Bailey received approval from the Columbus Board of Works on Tuesday to close Fourth Street between Jackson and Washington streets from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 for the event.

Man arrested on drug-related charges

Columbus police arrested a Franklin man at a local gas station on drug-related charges after determining he was wanted on a warrant. Police saw Jarred A. Parton, 26, outside a gas station in the 400 block of South Gladstone Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Monday, said Lt.

Ivy Tech providing free student-aid help

Financial aid professionals from Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus will provide free assistance to help local families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday as part of College Goal Sunday at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. Students who plan to attend college must file a FAFSA to be considered for federal and state grants.

Public meeting set on I-65 widening

You can get up to speed on what's coming up for I-65 during a meeting Wednesday in Seymour. A public information meeting on the state's $143 million I-65 Southeast Indiana Project will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 249 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour.

Teacher transforms to give students lesson on history

Students at Columbus East High School made another trip back in time to learn more about one of the nation's former presidents. For the 22nd straight year on Presidents Day, social studies teacher Greg Lewis took on the character of a U.S. commander in chief.

BCSC superintendent: Locking doors won't stop gunman

There are no guarantees that a school shooting similar to what occurred at a South Florida high school last week would be preventable in Columbus. That's what Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. superintendent Jim Roberts told about 60 people who attended Monday's weekly Third House legislative session in Columbus.

FFA chapters meet in Broken Bucket Game

Bartholomew County's two FFA chapters will square off Wednesday in their annual Broken Bucket Basketball Game, held during FFA Week. This year's event, between the Columbus and Hauser FFA chapters, will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hauser High School Fieldhouse, 9273 State Road 9, Hope.

Local Police, Fire a " February 20

EDITORS NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Brittnee B. Bryant, 26, of 1327 Ninth St., Columbus, resisting law enforcement, probation violation and Bartholomew County warrant, 3:43 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, held with no bond.

Euchre tournament planned Saturday

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a euchre tournament Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 500 E. 7th St., Auburn.

Senior helps students with autism learn to play piano

Columbus North senior Varshita Venkatachalam, left, helps Seth Rankin, a student at Central Middle School with autism, work on his finger placement during a piano lesson at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Ind., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Venkatachalam started giving piano lessons to students with autism as part of a independent project for her biomedical innovation class at North.

Gen Con expects to sell-out of all badges in July

The announcement Monday came with the news that organizers expect to sell out on badges for the second year in a row. Last year was the first time they'd done so, coinciding with the 50th anniversary for the gaming convention.

Good morning Columbus. What you need to know today - Texts from ...

The voices of the teenagers who spent Valentine's Day in the midst of bullets were strong this weekend. They are mobilizing and speaking out about their concerns, grief and fears.

Drivers arrested for OWI in separate incidents within four hours

Columbus Police officers arrested two drivers on separate traffic stops for operating a vehicle while intoxicated within four hours late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Columbus Police Officer Robert Mitchell saw a vehicle traveling west in the eastbound lane of McKinley Avenue near McClure Road at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, said Lt.

Couple notifies bank after unexpected $10,000 arrives

Andy Watkins and his fiance, Kimberly Redmon received a $10,000 mystery deposit into their account at Centra Credit Union on Jan. 26. Another woman named Kimberly Redmon, who recently lost her husband, made the deposit at a branch in Shelbyville. The woman didn't use a deposit slip or provide an account number when she made the deposit.

University News a " February 19

The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the school, 4444 Kelly St. Students may attend classes, meet with faculty and staff and learn more about student life. Parents will learn about financial aid and tuition assistance for students.

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