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4 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Council approves $680K in crime prevention grants

Columbus Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve $680,000 in crime prevention grants brought before them by the city's Crime Prevention Director Seth Brown.

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5 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

UPDATE with reaction, L-E calls race: Thomas beats Wells in school board runoff

ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com Newly-elected Muscogee County School Board member John Thomas and his wife Marjorie Mitchell Thomas acknowledge their supporters after election results show Thomas winning the Muscogee County School Board District 2 seat Tuesday.

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10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

TSYS posts profit of nearly $110 million in second quarter

The TSYS financial machine picked up steam in the second quarter, with the credit-card and payment processor topping $600 million in quarterly revenue for the first time in its history.

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11 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Report: Suspect follows, assaults woman with knife on Benning Drive

A 30-year-old woman told police a suspected assailant tailed her for some time on Benning Drive before confronting her with a knife Sunday, according to a Columbus police report.

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15 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Airport Thruway Applebee's robbed

Police are searching for an unknown number of suspects after the Airport Thruway Applebee's was robbed Monday, according to a Columbus police report.

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16 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

Perdue, Kingston make final campaignpushes before Election Day

COLUMBUS, Ga. - GeorgiaA s two Republican candidates for US Senate, David Perdue and Jack Kingston, are facing off in the polls Tuesday, and they are taking different approaches with their last-minute strategies.

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Yesterday | Patch.com

Report: Columbus Fugitive Apprehended in Gwinnett

A fugitive from Columbus, Ga., was arrested last week in Gwinnett County for his involvement in a May shooting after an argument over a card game.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Cathy Williams leads Muscogee County School Board questioning of no-bid contracts

It's called the consent agenda. It's a tool for governing boards to streamline meetings by bunching into a single vote routine items requiring approval.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Fifty Years Ago Today, July 22, 1964

A "flood-type downpour" late Tuesday up routed some 35 families from their homes as waters flooded streets, businesses, and houses, drowned car engines and brought traffic to a virtual standstill in many areas of Columbus and Phenix City.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Local doctors, experts talk benefits of new-to-Columbus 3D mammography

A Columbus radiologist says that the new-to-the-area 3D mammography is a big improvement in testing for breast cancer and reduces anxiety for both doctor and patient.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Military news a " 7/21

Army Pvt. Jeremy M. Krick has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., after completing a nine-week course.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Man charged with public indecency on Benning Drive

Police charged a 24-year-old man with public indecency Saturday after responding to reports of a potential intoxicated driver, according to a Columbus police report.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Five suspects sought after man shot in wrist

Police are searching for five suspects after a 28-year-old man was shot in the wrists on Brown Avenue Sunday, according to a Columbus police report.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Douglasville police chief may learn fate Monday

The police chief in Douglasville may learn his possible fate on Monday a week after making controversial comments about officer pay and force attrition.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Columbus, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Sound Off for Monday, July 21, 2014

Rush Limbaugh and most conservative talk show hosts were Vietnam cowards. Rush got a deferment for a cyst on his butt, an easily treatable condition.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Inquirer: Some weeks you just can't catch a break

MIKE OWEN/mowen@ledger-enquirer.comRelax, the unorthodox spelling of "school" on the sign outside Clubview Elementary School has been corrected.

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Deorio's Pizza ToGo outlet opens on Moon Road

Photos by ROBIN TRIMARCHI/rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.comJessica Patterson serves a drive-thru customer at her family's Deorio's Pizza ToGo location on Moon Road at the intersection with Whitesville Road.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Man charged with aggravated assault

Columbus police say that 25-year-old Ketrone R. Blanks pointed a gun at another man and have charged him with aggravated assault.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Five questions with Mike Howard, artist

After the Marine Corps, I attended the University of Georgia and was then accepted to The Whitney Museum Independent Program in New York City.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tim Chitwood: Time for more political camp

It's been a while since we had an election -- so many weeks it now seems like a whole season ago.

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