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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

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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

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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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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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Related Topix: Kellogg, Food, Agriculture, Columbus, GA

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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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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

5 Questions with Grif Morpeth, co-owner of Country's Barbecue

ROBIN TRIMARCHI/rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.comGrif Morpeth manages Country's On Broad, one of three Country's Barbecue restaurants in Columbus.

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Sunherald.com

Nehi operation now distributes soft drinks

As the Nehi Bottling Company celebrates its 85th year in business, it no longer manufacturers the soft drinks.

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Burglary attempted at Fairview Baptist Church

According to the Columbus police report, sometime early Saturday morning, someone attempted to burglarize the church by smashing a north glass window.

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The Macon Telegraph

Teen identified in Chattahoochee River drowning

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says 14-year-old Justin Thomas died after drowning Saturday in an area of the river near Woodruff Park.

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Sound Off for Sunday, July 27, 2014

My elderly uncle believes Obama is a "Muslim Communist with no birth certificate."

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

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Job Spotlight: Ryan Willoughby, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia

ROBIN TRIMARCHI/rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.comRyan Willoughby, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia, stands with Nitasya Roland and her three children in front of Roland's 20th Avenue home.

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Related Topix: Georgia, University of Georgia Columbus State, Bibb City, GA, Columbus, GA, Americus, GA, Sumter County, GA, Crisp County, GA, Cordele, GA

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Sunday Interview: Mat Swift says urban development 'is a journey without an end'

Mike Haskey/mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.comMat Swift, president and chief executive officer of the W.C. Bradley Real Estate Division is shown.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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Columbus newcomer among state's Young Gamechangers

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Tremaine "Teddy" Reese of Columbus, director of community operations and affairs for the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, was among 35 young professionals selected by GeorgiaForward as a Young Gamechanger.

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