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38 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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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2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

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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6 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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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Business Journal

Aflac Q2 profit decreases to $810M

The Columbus, Ga.-based insurance company reported its second-quarter profit shrunk 8.8 percent due in part to lower after-tax net realized investment gains and the weaker yen/dollar exchange rate.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Council hears pitch for tax measure on November ballot

For more than two hours Tuesday morning, Columbus Council listened to three experts from Atlanta outlining the advantages of Tax Allocation Districts, an economic development tool that allows newly created tax revenue to be plowed back into specially designated areas for infrastructure improvements to encourage redevelopment.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Columbus, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Sound Off for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Enough is enough. It's time for Obama to go back to wherever he came from. Not Washington but his original homeland.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Columbus, GA

LaGrange Daily News

LaGrange man shot three times11:01 am

Police said they responded to a call around 9 p.m. Monday evening of a male who had been shot.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Man charged with attempted arson on St. Francis Avenue

A 33-year-old man was charged with damaging a 50-year-old St. Francis Avenue man's property and attempting arson Monday, according to a Columbus police report.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Sound Off for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's economically shocking that Muscogee County School Board continues to award huge money contracts annually without a simple bid process.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tips, tricks so your child gets the most out of school lunch

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Courtney Brooks, a registered dietitian at Columbus Regional Healtcare System, offers tips for creating healthy school lunches children can take to school.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Life, Food, Nutrition, Recipes, Fruits

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Mother pleads guilty in case of child whose skull was 'cracked like an egg'

The Columbus mother of a 1-year-old whose skull was “cracked like an egg” when he was life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital in 2012 will serve nine years in prison for her role in his abuse, authorities said Monday.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Mother pleads guilty in case of child whose skull was 'cracked like an egg'

The Columbus mother of a 1-year-old whose skull was “cracked like an egg” when he was life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital in 2012 will serve nine years in prison for her role in his abuse, authorities said Monday.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

7-28-14: Spotted @ Muscogee County Jail: DUI Arrests

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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Kellogg to close Victory Drive snack plant in Columbus by late 2015

Food manufacturer Kellogg is closing its snack plant on Victory Drive in Columbus by the end of next year as part of a massive corporate restructuring.

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Shots fired outside Big Cat gas station

A 32-year-old man's Honda Odyssey was struck by bullets after several shots were fired outside the North Lumpkin Road Big Cat gas station Sunday, according to a Columbus police report.

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Myrtle Beach Online

People and achievements, July 28

School, military and community achievements for Midlands residents may be emailed to state@thestate.com.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Columbus, GA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NJ.com

Joe Torre shed some tears, but doesn't cry through Hall of Fame speech like Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas, a giant of a slugger in his day who still goes by The Big Hurt, sobbed all the way through his 17-minute speech Sunday.

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