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Saturday | WALB-TV Albany

Second wave of allergy season hits Chattahoochee Valley

Hot and wet days mean the worst of fall allergies according to Dr. Robert Chrzanowski with the Allergy Center at Brookstone. Chrzanowski says ragweed season started in late August for Columbus, which is earlier than usual.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy, Health, Columbus, GA, Pollen, Common Cold, Sneezing

Saturday | Examiner.com

Mother pit bull sacrifices herself to save her puppies during fatal house fire

A small miracle has come out of the tragedy that took the life of Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old son Dylan, who were found dead inside a burned Columbus, Georgia home earlier this week. Fox Carolina reported the story September 12. Although he claims his innocence, Brandon Connor has been arrested and charged with stabbing Mitchell to death and then setting the Winifred Lane house on fire to cover up the murders.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Patch.com

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Arnold Duren, 93, of Douglasville

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Arnold Duren, age 93, of Douglasville, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was born on August 28, 1921, in Powder Springs, Georgia, the daughter of the late James Pinkney Arnold and the late Lucy Clonts Arnold.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas County, GA, Cobb County, GA, Powder Springs, GA, Columbus, GA, Paulding County, GA, Dallas, GA

Village Life

Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as "jump school," at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Should schools have a dress code for parents?

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has invited all adults to the Annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday at the Montgomery County fishing ponds. This fishing rodeo is being held at the ponds, which The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has invited all adults to the Annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday at the Montgomery County fishing ponds.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Historic riverfront mansion gutted by fire

A historic mansion on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus has been severely damaged by fire. The Sunday blaze gutted the home known as the Mott House, built by the second mayor of Columbus and later owned by some of the city's pioneering businessmen, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Columbus, GA

Sat Sep 06, 2014

LaGrange Daily News

The crime fighters

The entire LaGrange Police Department is committed to fighting crime, but one unit helps stop the violence before it even starts LPD Crime Suppression Unit Officer Curtis Spivey chats with a young man seen leaving the back yard of a home off Cary Street.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker Receive a Huge Honor

If you've been following Kandi's By all accounts the first show of the tour was a huge success, and Kandi took to Instagram to gush and  share some exciting news . “Tonight was an amazing show!!! On top of that Columbus gave @todd167  & I the key to the city!!! Thank you so much to everyone that came out tonight!,” she captioned a photo of said key.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA, Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA, Entertainment

Thu Sep 04, 2014

School Bus Fleet

American Traffic Solutions releases school zone safety report

As the school year begins, American Traffic Solutions is highlighting school zone safety in an effort to remind drivers about the need to be cautious, alert and attentive, especially around schools and school buses. To help raise awareness about school zone safety, ATS released its report, "How to Help Eliminate Dangers of Traveling to and from School ."

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Related Topix: Cobb County, GA

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Alabama Live

Is double killing at Birmingham biker club linked to death of Georgia rapper?

Authorities are looking into the possibility that a double killing outside a Birmingham motorcycle club over the weekend could be linked to a deadly shooting a week earlier in Georgia.

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Related Topix: Midtown (Atlanta, GA)

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Stay safe on the road this Labor Day weekend

This Labor Day weekend, more law enforcement officers will be patrolling on the road to stop reckless drivers, and keep the road safe.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Lowndes Sheriff's office warns about scam

The Lowndes County Sheriff's office is warning the public that once again, scam artists are calling people, pretending to be a Lowndes County Deputy, and asking for money to pay fines and avoid arrests.

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Related Topix: Auburn University, Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA

CBS Atlanta

DNR honors Wade as 'Ranger of the Year'

The law enforcement division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has named Cpl.

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Related Topix: Talbot County, GA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTVM

1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

Community leaders and members of the Columbus clergy met on Friday, Aug. 29, to talk about what came be done to stop the wave of violence that some say seems out of control right now.

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Chattanooga Times Free Press

DeKalb arson dog helps solve fatal Georgia fire

A K-9 accelerant dog traveled from Alabama to Georgia with his handler, Deputy State Fire Marshal Ray Cumby, to investigate a suspicious fire that took the lives of a mother and child in Columbus, Ga., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

An accelerant K-9, Andy, was used in double homicide case in Columbus, GA.

Columbus, Georgia Sheriff, Jimmy Harris, reported the use of the K-9 accelerant dog in a double homicide fire on Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

LaGrange Daily News

Police release more info on weekend homicide

Police released a security video showing a person of interest in the murder case of DeJerius Hardnett.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA

LaGrange Daily News

US Renal Care opens LaGrange dialysis center, clinic

The staff of the new U.S. Renal Care Dialysis Center and clinic in LaGrange stand in front of the building Thursday during an open house and ribbon cutting.

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Related Topix: Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA, Columbus, GA, Warm Springs, GA, Meriwether County, GA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

President Carter greets new American citizens in Plains

President Jimmy Carter welcomed 20 new American citizens in a rare naturalization ceremony at Plains High School today.

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, Columbus, GA

Alabama Live

Soldier found severely beaten inside Columbus, Ga. club where rapper was fatally shot

Columbus police found a soldier severely beaten inside the club where rapper HiWay was shot multiple times over the weekend.

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