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Saturday | 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

Saturday | 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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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

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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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

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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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

LaGrange Daily News

Separate weekend shootings injure two men

The first shooting occurred Friday in the 200 block of Heritage Way around 10 p.m. LaGrange police officers responded to an armed robbery in which a man was exiting his vehicle and approached by an unknown assailant.

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

Sun Aug 24, 2014

SavannahNow

Ga. teacher aims for stars through NASA program

If you visited one of Melissa Niemi's eighth-grade physical science classes at Arnold Magnet Academy last Thursday, you might have needed to duck.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Columbus, GA, Space, University of Georgia Columbus State, Troy University

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

History repeats itself

On Feb. 11, 1965, I was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, and had just gotten back from Fort Stewart, Georgia, for our annual tank gunnery program, testing our combat readiness.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Stewart, GA, Liberty County, GA, Columbus, GA, Opinion

Daily Press & Argus

History repeats itself

It was my 20th birthday, and three members of my unit took me to town to celebrate.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Stewart, GA, Liberty County, GA, Columbus, GA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

13WMAZ.com

Missing Columbus man thought to be in Macon

Columbus police believe a missing elderly man may be heading to Macon. Emory Gilbert, age 88, was last seen in a blue 2002 Toyota Camry.

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Related Topix: Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, Columbus, GA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

CBS Atlanta

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Columbus

Authorities are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle on a bridge in Columbus.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Retailing Today

Two Walmart Care Clinics to open in Georgia

Walmart will be opening two Walmart Care Clinics in Columbus, Ga., and in Carrollton, Ga., on Aug. 29, according to a report in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Carrollton, GA, Carroll County, GA

Magic 98.3 Columbus

Columbus Short Fails To Show Up For Court, Warrant Raised

According to TMZ.com, Short failed to show up for a scheduled hearing in his domestic violence case on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Stars and Stripes

SOA Watch may protest on Fort Benning Road under new plan

Two months after the city of Columbus placed restrictions on a permit for the annual School of the Americas Watch protest at the Fort Benning Road gate, city officials offered a compromise plan on Tuesday that would allow the group to protest and keep two lanes of traffic open as requested by Fort Benning.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Activism, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Kandi Burrus to Hit the Road with a Mother's Love; Cast Announced

With the critically-acclaimed stage play "A Mother's Love" just weeks away from embarking on its first national run, Executive Producers Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker , alongside Theatrical Works Live have revealed the star-studded cast that will bring this loosely biographical family drama to audiences in 29 cities this Fall.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Williams, Classical, Columbus, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Pregnant woman reports battery on 23rd Street

A pregnant 23rd Street woman was battered by her live-in boyfriend early Wednesday after a verbal altercation turned physical, according to a Columbus police report.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

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