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3 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Columbus police name new head of Investigative Services

At midnight Friday, 38-year Columbus Police Department veteran Capt. Gil Slouchick will take the reigns of the department's Investigations Services.

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6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Yamisha Thomas-Sylvester Davis: Columbus, GA., fatal attraction murder timeline

Yamisha Thomas Fatal Attraction -Stalker case: Yamisha Thomas, aka Yamisha Brown Thomas, is an African American woman who was murdered by her live-in-boyfriend, Sylvester Davis in 2011.

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10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Carolyn Gates remembered as compassionate counselor, gracious host

She did so in her professional and personal lives. Whether it was compassionately guiding students as a counselor or graciously welcoming guests as a host, countless folks are grateful for the shining example she set in Columbus.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Education Etc., University of Georgia Columbus State

14 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Fifty Years Ago Today, August 1, 1964

Muscogee County Airport Manager Guy Kilgore refused to comment this morning on a printed report which quoted a Fort Benning official as saying Kilgore had provided box lunches for troops being moved from the post by bus.

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

18 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Grisamore: Northside High senior hasn’t followed the script

Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen Olivia McMillan reacts as she is named the Miss Georgia Pageant Outstanding Teen 2014 in June at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus.

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Related Topix: Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA, Columbus, GA, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, University of Missouri

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Alva James-Johnson: Never too late to learn

The Burger King on Veterans Parkway bustles at breakfast time. As a vegetarian, I don't eat there much, but I stop by occasionally for french toast sticks -- one of my secret vices.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Computers, Columbus, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Russell murder retrial: Victim's head battered, throat crushed and slashed

Prosecutors in Russell County’s capital murder retrial of James Allen Harrison Jr. spent Thursday ripping up Harrison’s account of cutting 41-year-old Thomas Fred Day Jr.’s throat the night of Jan. 13, 1998.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Home Listing, Home

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Sound Off for Thursday, August 1, 2014

When I see pictures of young criminals in the newspaper, I wonder were Mom and Dad were while their kids were turning into convicted felons.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Muscogee County Sheriff's deputy charged with smuggling drugs

A Muscogee County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with smuggling contraband into the Muscogee County Jail, according to a release.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Police searching for aggravated stalking suspect

Police are looking for an aggravated stalking suspect accused of harassing a Kool Smiles employee on Woodruff Road Wednesday, according to a Columbus police report.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Film 'Korengal' explores soldier life in Afghanistan

Four years after the documentary "Restrepo" focused on American soldiers fighting in a dangerous valley of northeast Afghanistan, a new film "Korengal, This Is What War Feels Like," opens Friday in Columbus and Fort Benning.

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Chattahoochee Chatter: My. how times have changed

As we march into the dog days of summer -- even though the 63-degree wake-up call on Wednesday didn't feel much like the end of July -- we are starting to see something different in downtown Columbus.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Chattahoochee (Atlanta, GA), Columbus, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

U.S. sales model broken, Aflac's Amos made critical change

Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos had been keenly watching insurance premium sales in the U.S. sputter through the recession and into the nation’s economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

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Gun laws still don't protect women from abusers: ColumnGun laws still ...

Gun laws still don't protect women from abusers: Column We need stronger laws so people like me don't die in a shotgun blast.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Opinion

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Richard Hyatt: Wells' loss is a reminder that the public is watching

John Wells has been hanging around local ballots for close to 40 years, so it was shocking when he lost what is probably his final political race by close to 60 percentage points.

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Related Topix: Bibb City, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Suspected drunk driver hits road signs on Manchester Expressway

Police arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with possession of cocaine and drunk driving after he allegedly knocked down a directional pole and reflector pole on Machester Expressway Tuesday, according to a Columbus police report.

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Suspected drunk driver hits road signs on Manchester Expressway

Police arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with possession of cocaine and drunk driving after he allegedly knocked down a directional pole and reflector pole on Machester Expressway Tuesday, according to a Columbus police report.

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Report: Man threatens to shoot fiance after anniversary

When his 32-year-old fiance's nephews thwarted his anniversary plans, a 33-year-old man allegedly beat and threatened to shoot her, according to a Columbus police report.

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Quote Roundup: Stephen A. Smith/Sam Mitchell at SaMarc Foundation camp

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith was in Columbus to speak at the annual SaMarc Foundation basketball camp hosted by Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Sam Mitchell.

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Related Topix: First Take, SportsCenter, Entertainment, Television, Columbus, GA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Marshal Office: Drugs, stolen car found during Farr Road eviction

Muscogee County Marshal Office deputies recovered a stolen car and more than $200 worth of marijuana at a Farr Road trailer Friday while conducting an eviction, according to a report.

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