March is Irish American Heritage Month...Happy St. Patrick's Day---March 17th
March 2012
In This Issue
City Maintenance Crew Gets Kudos!
New Hires,Promotions and Retirees
Clean Air Campaign
CCG Fire Fighters
CCG Memorial Tribute
Fire/EMS Holds Promotion Ceremony
4th Quarter 2011 Winners
Healthy Recipe
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
City Maintenance Crew Gets Kudos!

"Dear Councilor,  

Just wanted to let you know that the city maintenance division did a GREAT job mowing and making the right away more appealing. The area that was on the schedule is from Blackmon Road to Veterans Parkway (Hancock Road). We as homeowners and citizens appreciate the city's support in continuing to make Columbus, Georgia a wonderful place to live. Thanks for your support. " 
- Columbus Resident


Welcome and Congrats to Our New Hires, Promotions, & Retirees
January 2012

New Hires

Edward Gibson


Bull Creek Golf Course
Amanda S Bassett


Clerk of Superior Court

Peggy Little


Community Reinvestment

Amy Carbajal


Elections & Registration

Maigen C Skeleton


Fire Department

Miranda B Baras

Dustin C Belt

Richard K Carter

William J Elrod

Brian F Herring

Aaron T Hiscox

Charles R Knight

Phillip A Marsh

Travis Matthews

Micheal R Mccollum

Clint Powell

Jarrett Reese

Justin D Reynolds

Martin Rogers

Jamyron Steward

Vincent Szentadorjany

Jerwayne G Terry

Nephtali Vazquez

Benjamin W Weaver

Benjamin Burdette


Juvenile Court

Frances G Dykes

Marcus A Ransom


Judge Arthur Smith

Peggy Little


Parks & Recreation

Rashakeva C Davis

Brian Henderson

Anthony S Brock

Regina E Clay

Rashelle T Solomon

Avery V Rosser

Wayne L Scott

Keyston Brison

Kanovva Browning

Shawn Cooper

Michael J Farley

William T Jessee

Darius Kimbrough

Chantell J Roberts


Police Department

Ashley Childs

Eric Schwind

Joseph Testani

Marlon D Spraggins

Allan Brown

Rachel Denney


Public Services

Derrick L Lewis

Brandon L Wright

Christophe Robinette

Justin Smallwood

Andy Young

Wendy Sullivan

Scott Waller


Probate Judge

Julia Chambers


Recorders Court

Ashan R Caldwell

Rosemary Johnson

Holly Sene


Sheriff's Office

Gerald D Davis

Sonja D Lehmann

Andrew Einsel

Mary Woods

Larry Nawara

Pablo Sanchez

Ryan Smith

Leroy Ward

Joel White

Kimberly Webb

Charles Flora


Tax Assessor

Glen Thomason

Vanessa Cintron



Eddie Griffin

Charles Hezekiah

Howard Maddox



Juvenile Drug Court

Laurie Smithson GT Mentor Coordinator


Naval Museum

Ken Johnston Museum Supervisor


Parks & Recreations

Hermanda Demines  

Recreation Program Specialist II

Chloe Newman Site Supervisor


Public Services

Ralph L Blakely  

Storm Water Crew Supervisor


Recorders Court

Barbara J Coleman  

Judicial Administrative


Sheriff Department

Louie Abney Deputy Sheriff

Milton Powell Deputy Sheriff

Ray L Thornton Deputy Sheriff


Public Services

John L Webb

Equipment Operator III

27.5 Years


Sheriff Department

Paul J Morris

Health Services Administrator

15 Years


Newsletter Archives
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Newsletter Staff

Vickie Armstrong

Norma Ausburn

Sherry Garcia

Jackie Goodwin 

Reather Hollowell

Rosana Juestel

Donnie Kent

Jenni McDonald

Sheila Risper

Jenny Teague

Sofia White


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Clean Air Campaign
Kenneth Hull
kenny hull 

This month, Clean Air Commuter Champion Kenneth Hull, an employee with the Columbus Police Department, will be recognized for reaching a significant milestone - 25,000 pounds of pollution reduced through the use of commute alternatives.


Hull's individual efforts have eliminated more than 12.5 tons of pollution since he started in The Clean Air Campaign's program. He has logged some 1,300 carpool commute trips and also saved more than $2,800 in commute costs.


About The Clean Air Campaign

The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that works with Georgia's employers, commuters and schools to encourage actions that result in less traffic congestion and better air quality.

For more information, call 1-877-CLEANAIR (1-877-253-2624) or visit


CCG Fire Fighters
Top 25 Finalist of Live United Photo Contest 

Over 120 United Ways participated with over 300 photo entries. The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley sent in a photo of CCG Fire Fighters and made the top 25 finalists of LIVE UNITED photos for United Way WORLD WIDE! 


Firemen from Fire Station #1 that participated in the LIVE UNITED photo shoot- Jeff Saller, Johnathan Brooks, David Bolen and Mike Mutchie


CCG Memorial Tribute
Honoring Those Who Served 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Plaza Level at the Government Center


The Columbus Consolidated Government recognizes the dedication and commitment of deceased local government employees who gave so much in the service of this City. A Celebration of Life Memorial Tribute is planned for Tuesday, March 13, 2012,

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM on the Plaza Level at the Government Center.


Those who served realized the importance of their civic responsibility to take part in making this community a better place to live. Public safety officers and general government employees will be honored, who despite the inherent sacrifice involved in being part of any organization that enforces order, took pride and honor in their service.


The honorable Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and City Manager Isaiah Hugley will be among friends, relatives, and colleagues of deceased public servants to help remember, honor and pay tribute to those who served this community.


The public is invited to share in this Celebration of Life.


Fire/EMS Holds Promotion Ceremony

The Fire/EMS Command Staff held a promotions ceremony in the Public Safety Community Room on January 6th. Three veteran employees were promoted and congratulated. Co-workers, family and friends were there to show support and express best wishes.


Those promoted were:

Cynthia Sims to Administrative Coordinator

Bruce Powell to Lieutenant

Labrit D. Jackson to Sergeant

fire promotions


4th Quarter 2011 Winners
Congratulations to Employee Recognition Program Winners  

Individual Excellence Award Winner is:

Jim Waites, Fire/EMS


PEER Award Winners are:

Ebony Scott, Finance

Thomas Lee, Engineering

Kyle McGee, Engineering

Terry Sizemore, Engineering

Tom Truett, Parks and Recreation


These employees have shown dedication and a commitment to excellence in supporting the City's mission.

employee awards


Healthy Recipe
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Tuscan White Bean Soup

40 ounces low sodium chicken broth

15 ounces white kidney beans with liquid

1 small zucchini, sliced

1 cup fresh spinach leaves, torn

1 cup diced tomatoes, canned

2 tablespoons basil pesto

1 cup ditalini pasta, cooked


Pour broth, tomatoes, and vegetables in stockpot and simmer for 25 minutes. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 minutes, drain and add to soup. Add basil and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 5 minutes then serve. 8 Servings. Calories 168; sodium: 275.7mg; Carbohydrate: 28.2g; Fat: 2g ( for 1 serving).


Upcoming Community Events
For more information,
call 706-653-4482 or visit

Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Games at the Columbus Civic Center 


vs. Augusta River Hawks

March 2 - 7:30 pm


vs. Mississippi River Kings

March 9 - 7:30 pm


vs. Augusta River Hawks

March 10 - 7:30 pm


vs. Knoxville Nighthawks

March 17 - 7:30 pm


vs. Augusta River Hawks

March 24 - 7:30 pm


vs. Alabama Hammers

March 31 - 7:30 pm

Columbus Lions Arena Football Games

Preseason Exhibition Game

March 4 - 6:00 pm

Columbus Civic Center


Other Events


Lady Antebellum

For more information,
call 706-653-4482

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will be performing with special guests Thompson Square.

March 3 - 7:30 pm

Columbus Civic Center

For more information, call 706-653-4482 or visit


Empty Bowl

Columbus Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring our annual "Empty Bowl" fundraiser to feed the hungry featuring handmade bowls, soup, desserts, and tea.. All proceeds go to Feeding the Valley -Second Harvest Food Bank - The Kids' Cafe. The Kids' Cafe is a program here locally that feeds meals each day to the needy children of our community.

March 4 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Northside Recreation Center

For more information, contact Lisa Castile at 706-653-4193 or


Harlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour

You think you know The Globetrotters? Think again because you've NEVER seen them like THIS.  This year's team will not only feature your favorite Globetrotters - Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, Scooter, etc., but also a whole new exciting class of rookies that will have your family talking about this year's show forever.

March 13 - 7:30 pm

Columbus Civic Center

For more information, call 706-653-4482 or visit


Free in the Spirit

Charlie Jr. Promotions Presents: "Free In the Spirit" live in concert with full band, Donald Lawrence and Company, William Murphy, and William McDowell. Three of the top Gospel/Christian artist in the country will be here live at the Columbus Civic Center and you don't want to be left out.

March 30 - 7:00 pm

Columbus Civic Center

For more information, call 706-653-4482 or visit 


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