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2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Man suffers life-threatening wounds in Adair Avenue shooting

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are on the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Wynnton Road and Adair Avenue.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

4 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Graduation rate the hot topic at school board candidates forum

No matter the question, the graduation rate was the issue the Muscogee County School Board candidates mentioned most during Thursday night's forum.

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23 hrs ago | Examiner.com

U.S. Senate Democratic candidates meet in Columbus, Nunn is no-show

Steen Miles, Todd Robinson and Branko Radulovacki showed up, but Michele Nunn declined the invitation to sit on the same stage with fellow candidates to answer various questions.

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Related Topix: Fort Benning, GA, US Military, Robins Air Force Base, US Air Force, University of Georgia Columbus State

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate set for tonight's debate

Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the pending retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss will gather at 7 p.m. today at the Riverside Theatre Complex on CSU's downtown campus.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Saxby Chambliss, US News

WTVM

Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Ga.

From now through May 2, 2014, the Columbus, Georgia legal community is participating in the Third Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to raise donations for Feeding the Valley.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Columbus, GA, Auburn University

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Q&A with Muscogee County School Board District 8 candidates Beth Harris, Frank Myers

The Ledger-Enquirer's weeklong series of Q&A articles continues with candidates for the District 8 seat of the Muscogee County School Board.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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

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

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.

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

WTVM

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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

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