Water Works in running for honor

The Columbus Water Works is in the running for the most prestigious award a Georgia business can receive.

Columbus Water Works President Billy Turner said the Water Works is one of a few applicants to receive a site visit in the competition for this year's Georgia Oglethorpe Award.

"It is a high honor," Turner said in a press release, "to receive an Oglethorpe site visit and it recognizes the extraordinary and world class performance of the Columbus Water Works organization." An Oglethorpe interview team was at the Columbus Water Works April 21-25.

The awards will be presented in October.

St. Francis Hospital, Fort Benning and Synovus have won Oglethorpe Awards.