It is illegal to set one price for two beers.

Sec. 3-12.1. Same–“Happy” hours; jumbo drinks, two-for-one; etc. All on-premises licensees are prohibited from selling or giving away alcoholic beverages under the following circumstances: (a) Serving multiple drinks for a single price or offering all you can drink for a set price during a set time. (b) Making a single price the basis for a required purchase of two or more servings. (c) Selling or furnishing alcoholic beverages after 9:00 p.m. at “Happy Hour” or a price lower than the normal retail cost. (d) Offering free drinks or reduced-price drinks to any segment of the population for any period of time as an inducement to patronize the premises such as a “Ladies’ Night” or “Men’s Night.” (e) Selling alcoholic beverages for less than half ( 1/2) the normal retail price. (f) Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit the dispensing of drinks in pitchers or in jumbo sizes, provided that such pitchers or jumbo sizes shall be available at all times that the licensee is open for business and the usual, customary or established retail price shall not be reduced; for the purposes of this sub-paragraph, a jumbo drink is defined as any drink containing more than 1.5 ounces of alcohol. (Ord. No. 84-121, § 1, 12-11-84)

No person may be buried under a sidewalk of a cemetery.

Sec. 9-1. Burial in streets, etc.; in lots, authorization, holding city harmless. No body shall be buried in any of the streets, lanes, nor walkways in any city cemetery. No body shall be buried in any lot in any city cemetery until after the written interment request has been properly executed by the lot owner or relative of the deceased or the funeral director in charge of the funeral arrangements. Such interment request shall be submitted to the sexton or cemetery superintendent at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of burial services. Such interment request shall be of the following form:
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INTERMENT REQUEST–CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA Date_________, 19_________. You are hereby authorized and instructed, subject to your rules and regulations to enter the remains of _________ Grave Space No. _________, Lot No. _________, Section _________ Cemetery _________ Owner of said lot being (or Deed) _________ The deceased was age _________, Sex _________, Social Security No. _________, Residence _________ DATE OF DEATH _________, DATE OF BIRTH _________ I hereby certify that I am the _________ (Relative, Lot Owner Or Funeral Director) of the above named decedent and this is your authority to make disposition of the remains of said decedent as above indicated. I further certify and represent that I have the right to make this authorization, and I agree to hold the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia harmless from any liability on account of said authorization and interment.

Authorized Signature _________ Address _________ (Name of Funeral Director)

This request shall be submitted to the sexton or cemetery superintendent not less than 24 hours before the burial service is scheduled. The burial service shall not be scheduled later than 4:30 p.m.

I hereby authorize the above interment: Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, By: _________

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The interment request shall be executed in triplicate, the original of which shall be filed at the cemetery, one copy shall be forwarded to the clerk of council for his files and the third copy shall be submitted to the funeral director in charge of the funeral arrangements. It shall be the duty of the sexton or the cemetery superintendent to obtain the executed interment request prior to the opening of the grave. (Code 1914, § 582; Ord. No. 72-197, § 1, 10-10-72)

Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.

Sec. 9-7. Injury to property, trees, etc.–Picnicking; firearms. No person in the city cemeteries shall pick flowers of any kind, break branches from shrubs or trees, or climb fences to the cemeteries or trees located therein. Picnicking, lunching, lounging, shooting or loud and boisterous or disorderly conduct are forbidden in the cemeteries. No person with firearms shall be permitted to enter the cemetery grounds. (Code 1914, § 585; Ord. of 10-14-24, § 33; Ord. of 5-17-49, § 23)

Stink bombs are not allowed in the city limits.

Sec. 14-7. Annoying substances or devices; use, sale, possession. It shall be unlawful to sell, or keep on hand for sale, or offer for sale, or use, or possess in the city or its police district, any substances or articles commonly known as itch powder, sneeze powder, stink bombs or similar substances or articles. (Ord. of 11-20-34, § 1)

To swim in any pond in the city, one must wear a “suitable bathing suit”.

Sec. 14-9. Bathing in public; suits required when. It shall be unlawful for any one to bathe in any pond or branch within the corporate limits of the city between daylight and dark unless provided with suitable bathing suits, and no person shall bathe in the river anywhere between the north limits of the city and the southwest corner of the Exposition Park between daylight and dark, unless provided with suitable bathing suits; and from the southwest corner of park to southeast limit of the city persons may go in bathing at will. (Code 1914, § 661)

Crosses may be burned on someone else’s property, so long as you have their permission.

Sec. 14-12. Cross, symbol, etc.; burning, placing, painting; consent required. (a) Burning, on private property. It shall be unlawful for any persons to set fire to or burn, or attempt to set fire to or burn, or assist in setting fire to or burning, any cross, symbol or emblem upon private property owned or occupied by another within the city or its police district, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in committing any such act secures, in advance, the consent so to do of all the owners and occupants of such property. (b) Placing, on private property. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or install, or attempt to place or install, or to assist in placing or installing, any cross, symbol or emblem upon private property owned or occupied by another, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in committing any such act secures, in advance, the consent so to do of all the owners and occupants of such property. (c) Burning, on public property. It shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to or burn, or attempt to set fire to or burn, or assist in setting fire to or burning any cross, symbol or emblem in the public streets, roads, or other public places. (d) Painting, on private property. It shall be unlawful for any person to write, paint, mark, place or install, or attempt so to do, or assist in so doing, upon private property owned or occupied by another, any mark, writing, sign, cross, symbol or emblem, upon private property owned or occupied by another, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in committing any such act secures, in advance, the consent so to do of all the owners and occupants of such property. (e) Painting, on public property. It shall be unlawful for any person to write, paint, mark, place or install, or attempt so to do, or assist in so doing, in the public streets, roads or other public places, any mark, writing, sign, cross, symbol or emblem, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in so committing any such act is permitted so to do by ordinance or action of the governmental authority in charge of such public streets, roads, or public places. Where a person is on trial for violation of this section, the burden shall be upon him to establish that he has secured the consent required hereby. (Ord. of 3-8-49, §§ 1–7)

It is illegal to wear a hat in a movie theater.

Sec. 14-28. Hats; wearing in theaters. It shall be unlawful for any person to wear a hat or any other covering of the head which obstructs the view of other persons, in any theater, opera house, motion picture theater or any other building where an entertainment is given and an admission charged, during any performance at such theater, opera house, motion picture theater or any other building where an entertainment is given and an admission charged. It shall be unlawful for any proprietor, manager, or any other person in charge of any theater, opera house, motion picture theater, or any other building where an entertainment is given and an admission is charged to permit any person to wear a hat, or any other covering of the head which obstructs the view of other persons in any theater, opera house, motion picture theater or any other building where an entertainment is given and an admission charged. (Code 1914, §§ 665, 666)

No one may tease an idiot.

Sec. 14-34. Idiots, etc.; teasing, harassing. It shall be unlawful and disorderly conduct for any person to tease or harass, either by words, signs or acts, on the streets or public places in the city any simple minded, idiotic, or crazy person, or any cripple, or other unfortunate person, and it is hereby made the especial duty of the police department to enforce the terms of this section. (Code 1914, § 662)

Model airplanes may be flown so long as they stay on either private property or city property adjacent to the county morgue.

Sec. 14-44.1. Model airplanes, unlawful to fly except in designated areas. It shall be unlawful to fly within the city limits of Columbus, Georgia, model airplanes that are propelled by gasoline engines, except in the following described area: (a) Privately owned property where the flight of such planes is confined within the boundary line of the privately owned property. This exception shall be applicable only prior to a complaint having been made to the police department by a person residing in a building the nearest part of which is within 500 feet of the ground over which such planes are flown and notice of such complaint has been given to the private owner by the police department. (b) Property of Columbus, Georgia, north of Macon Road, which lies adjacent to the county morgue. (Ord. No. 60-14, § 1, 1-18-60; Ord. No. 60-32, § 1, 3-28-60; Ord. No. 88-114, 11-15-88)

No one may practice the business of tattooing on Sunday.

Sec. 14-60.3. Same–Prohibited on Sunday or Sabbath days. It shall be unlawful for any person, individual or firm to conduct the business of tattooing or marking or coloring the skin by pricking in coloring matter so as to form marks or figures or scars on any portion of the body of any individual on Sunday or the Sabbath days. (Ord. No. 57-72, § 3)