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6 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Fifty Years Ago Today, April 23, 1964

J.R. Allen, a 33-year-old Columbus businessman and civic leader, leaped quickly today into the vacuum left Wednesday afternoon by the announcement that a powerful Muscogee County political figure -- Roy Waller Sr. -- would not seek re-election to the county commission.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Stewart, GA

11 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Report: Columbus workers need to earn $11.44/hour to afford a decent one-bedroom

Eleven dollars and forty four cents: that's how much one person in Muscogee County would have to make to afford a one-bedroom at "fair market rent" — while working 40 hours a week, every week of the year.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

19 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Columbus discusses future of first public school for blacks

It was one last plea to save a historic building in Columbus. City council members invited the public to a forum in hopes of determining the future of the Claflin School Building.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Q&A with Muscogee County School Board District 2 candidates John Wells, John Thomas, Victor Morales and John Steed

MARK RICE/mrice@ledger-enquirer.com John F. Thomas, an accountant working as an IRS revenue agent in Columbus, announced Wednesday at the Burger King on Wynnton Road, his candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Muscogee County School Board.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Education Etc.

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Muscogee school board approves region chiefs, pre-K consolidation

The Muscogee County School Board on Monday night unanimously approved superintendent David Lewis' recommendation to appoint three educators as the district's regional chiefs.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Standardized Testing, Education

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City stats show 24 percent crime drop from end of 2013

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com Columbus Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting Friday morning in the parking lot of Muscogee County DFCS.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

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School performance index: Muscogee slips while Harris, ChattCo, state improve

The Muscogee County School District's rating slipped this past year while the ratings for Harris and Chattahoochee counties improved along with the state average.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee County, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

04-21-14 Spotted @ the 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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Sun Apr 20, 2014

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Man shot in the head, another injured in shooting

April is Autism Awareness month, and despite the rain, several people turned out to Uptown Columbus Friday, April 18, to pound the pavement for a good cause.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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School board expected to vote on early success centers

The Muscogee County School Board is expected to vote Monday night on the proposal by superintendent David Lewis to create early success centers that regionalize the existing pre-kindergarten classrooms across the county.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Students participate in National PTA Reflections program

Muscogee County School District students recently participated in the National PTA Reflections program, an arts recognition program that provides children in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with the opportunity to express themselves through the arts.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Gallup: Many residents report feeling unsafe in Columbus

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com Columbus Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting Friday morning in the parking lot of Muscogee County DFCS.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Prison

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Former CSU basketball player charged with stealing student credit cards

A former Columbus State University basketball player made $544 worth of fraudulent after stealing two students' credit cards in early April, according to court testimony.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Columbus State, Prison

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Buena Vista Drive shooting investigation leads to cocaine trafficking arrest

Searching a gunman in a Dodge Charger led police to a suspected cocaine trafficker Thursday, according to a Columbus Police report.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Muscogee County School Board candidates vie for votes at forum

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com Frank Myers, running for a Muscogee County School Board Distrct 8 seat, speaks during a forum held by the Columbus branch of the NAACP at the Columbus Public Library Thursday evening.

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Double Churches principal Chris Cox dies

"Chris was one of the really good guys," Williams said. "He was a real leader and a team player.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Double-murderer back in Columbus to seek new trial

Convicted March 7, 2011, and sentenced to life without parole for gunning down his daughters' mother, Tyesha McNair, and her friend Terence Clark, Brock is back in the Muscogee County Jail, having been moved from prison for a new trial hearing before Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Prison

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Three suspects nabbed in drug raid on Twin Chapel Drive

Three people were arrested Tuesday after the Special Operations Unit raided a Twin Chapel Drive home and found methamphetamine and heroin, Columbus police said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Columbus, GA

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Georgia officials scheduled to set tuition rates

The Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security and the Auburn Police Division are investigating a threatening message found on campus.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Auburn University, Fort Benning, GA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Teen charged with intent to distribute marijuana at Howard Avenue apartments

A 19-year-old man was charged with intent to distribute marijuana after witnesses reported him for drinking and doing drugs in a Howard Avenue apartment parking lot, according to a Columbus Police report.

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Related Topix: Drugs

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