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Muscogee County Prison inmate walks away from Amber Drive work detail

Fugitive squads and K9 units are hunting for a 27-year-old drug trafficking convict who escaped from an Amber Drive work detail Friday afternoon, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said.

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1 hr ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Muscogee County Prison inmate walks away from Amber Drive work detail

Fugitive squads and K9 units are hunting for a 27-year-old drug trafficking convict who escaped from an Amber Drive work detail Friday afternoon, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said.

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4 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

'Cold Justice' releases preview of tonight's Kirby Smith episode

Tonight's episode of TNT's "Cold Justice" sends the cold case investigators to Columbus to help crack the 2004 homicide of Kirby Smith.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Fifty Years Ago Today, July 11, 1964

A report that a University of Georgia survey team findings on Muscogee County Commission had been "watered down" to de-emphasize criticism was emphatically denied Friday by the commissioners and by the head of the university's survey team.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia

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Maj. Gen. Scott Miller to assume command of Fort Benning on Friday

Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, who has extensive special operations experience, assumes command of Fort Benning from Maj.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Monroe, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Columbus, GA

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How hot will Columbus be after 100 more years of climate change?

Georgia summers get a lot of heat -- sorry -- for their oppressive humidity and tendency to linger well into September.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Weather

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Report: Woman attempts to rob Circle K with ice pick

Armed with an ice pick and a pair of scissors, a 45-year-old woman attempted to rob a Victory Drive Circle K Wednesday, according to a Columbus police report.

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L-E, your biases are showing

Our local Democratic delegation to the State Legislature, the Honorable Representatives Calvin Smyre, Carolyn Hugley, Debbie Buckner, and Sen. Ed Harbison, have worked closely together for a number of years to protect our environment and the water rights of Columbus and its environs.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, US News, Journalism, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Storm knocks out power in Green Island Hills

A thunderstorm with gusting winds rolled through Columbus late Wednesday, knocking out power to about 40 homes in the Green Island Hills neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Weather, Columbus, GA, Peachtree City, GA, Fayette County, GA

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MercyMed merger to benefit thousands of area residents needing medical care

Steve Noblett put the merger of MercyMed of Columbus and Good Shepherd Healthcare in perspective Wednesday, saying it had “the mark of God all over it” and is something he doesn’t see everyday.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Medicine, Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA, Stewart County, GA, Lumpkin, GA

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Grand Opening of MercyMed of Mission Columbus

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Rev. Jimmy Blanton, far right, leads the group in prayer Wednesday afternoon at a ribbon cutting and barbecue lunch at MercyMed of Mission Columbus to celebrate the merging of Good Shepherd Healthcare with MercyMed of Columbus.

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Teen reports child molestation off St. Mary's Road

A 15-year-old girl told police she was molested June 30 in a residence off St. Mary's Road, according to a Columbus police report.

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Report: Robbery suspects accost teens in Maricopa Drive residence

Several teens told police four men robbed them at gunpoint Tuesday after entering through a Maricopa Drive residence's garage door, according to a Columbus police report.

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Ohio man's online potato salad effort takes off

Zack "Danger" Brown, of Columbus, says he's now considering throwing a huge public potato-salad party with the money, which started pouring in after his request took on a life of its own.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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CRCT scores show schools improving but still below state average

The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests are administered to students in grades 3-8 in the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

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Dive team suspends search in Chattahoochee River for possible jumper

A dive team suspended a search on the Chattahoochee River north of Dillingham Street Bridge late Tuesday after a teen reported a man jumping from the bridge’s concrete rails.

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Columbus avoids July 4 traffic deaths but totals spike statewide

The Columbus area avoided traffic deaths during the July Fourth weekend, but fatalities more than doubled throughout Georgia and Alabama compared with highway deaths in 2013, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Georgia, Villa Rica, GA, Carroll County, GA, Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA

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List of Columbus' best restaurants goes viral

Recognizing both "Southern favorites" and "some surprisingly stellar Asian options," Movoto, a California real estate website, has tackled the eternally important question: Where's the best place to eat in Columbus? The list has been seen more than 17,000 times; and it's been shared, commented on or liked by Facebook users more than 3,000 times.

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Councilor wants city to rethink 'unsafe' bike lanes on Dillingham

Mike Owen/ mowen@ledger-enquirer.comCyclists riding from Phenix City to Columbus on the Dillingham Street Bridge will be riding into oncoming traffic.

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Fort Benning soldier killed in Grenada Drive crash

A 27-year-old Fort Benning soldier was killed Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Grenada Drive, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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Related Topix: Fort Benning, GA, Chattahoochee County, GA

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