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Teen beaten with pistol in store parking lot

A Columbus teen was beaten with a pistol Friday in the parking lot at the Lucky Food Mart on Floyd Road, police said.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

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MLS suspends Red Bulls D Armando for 2 games

Armando was disciplined for "endangering the safety of an opponent" in the 94th minute of New York's 2-2 tie at Houston on July 4. Armando's appeal through the players' union was denied.

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True Gospel Baptist sets up at local YMCA

The place where Michael Kelly preaches on Sunday features a gym, a large swimming pool and a room filled with treadmills and strength training equipment.

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Sound Off for Saturday, July 12, 2014

They say stay in touch with the world. I don't know what part of the world I want to be in touch with these days.

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Woman arrested for bringing pistol into City Services Center

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office has identified a woman who tried to bring a .380 caliber pistol into the City Service Center in her purse on Thursday.

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Muscogee County Prison inmate walks away from Amber Drive work detail

Fugitive squads and K9 units are hunting for a 27-year-old drug trafficking convict who escaped from an Amber Drive work detail Friday afternoon, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said.

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Muscogee County Prison inmate walks away from Amber Drive work detail

Fugitive squads and K9 units are hunting for a 27-year-old drug trafficking convict who escaped from an Amber Drive work detail Friday afternoon, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said.

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'Cold Justice' releases preview of tonight's Kirby Smith episode

Tonight's episode of TNT's "Cold Justice" sends the cold case investigators to Columbus to help crack the 2004 homicide of Kirby Smith.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Fifty Years Ago Today, July 11, 1964

A report that a University of Georgia survey team findings on Muscogee County Commission had been "watered down" to de-emphasize criticism was emphatically denied Friday by the commissioners and by the head of the university's survey team.

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Maj. Gen. Scott Miller to assume command of Fort Benning on Friday

Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, who has extensive special operations experience, assumes command of Fort Benning from Maj.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Monroe, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Columbus, GA

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How hot will Columbus be after 100 more years of climate change?

Georgia summers get a lot of heat -- sorry -- for their oppressive humidity and tendency to linger well into September.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Weather

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Report: Woman attempts to rob Circle K with ice pick

Armed with an ice pick and a pair of scissors, a 45-year-old woman attempted to rob a Victory Drive Circle K Wednesday, according to a Columbus police report.

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L-E, your biases are showing

Our local Democratic delegation to the State Legislature, the Honorable Representatives Calvin Smyre, Carolyn Hugley, Debbie Buckner, and Sen. Ed Harbison, have worked closely together for a number of years to protect our environment and the water rights of Columbus and its environs.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, US News, Journalism, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Storm knocks out power in Green Island Hills

A thunderstorm with gusting winds rolled through Columbus late Wednesday, knocking out power to about 40 homes in the Green Island Hills neighborhood.

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MercyMed merger to benefit thousands of area residents needing medical care

Steve Noblett put the merger of MercyMed of Columbus and Good Shepherd Healthcare in perspective Wednesday, saying it had “the mark of God all over it” and is something he doesn’t see everyday.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Medicine, Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA, Stewart County, GA, Lumpkin, GA

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Grand Opening of MercyMed of Mission Columbus

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Rev. Jimmy Blanton, far right, leads the group in prayer Wednesday afternoon at a ribbon cutting and barbecue lunch at MercyMed of Mission Columbus to celebrate the merging of Good Shepherd Healthcare with MercyMed of Columbus.

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Teen reports child molestation off St. Mary's Road

A 15-year-old girl told police she was molested June 30 in a residence off St. Mary's Road, according to a Columbus police report.

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Report: Robbery suspects accost teens in Maricopa Drive residence

Several teens told police four men robbed them at gunpoint Tuesday after entering through a Maricopa Drive residence's garage door, according to a Columbus police report.

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Ohio man's online potato salad effort takes off

Zack "Danger" Brown, of Columbus, says he's now considering throwing a huge public potato-salad party with the money, which started pouring in after his request took on a life of its own.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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CRCT scores show schools improving but still below state average

The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests are administered to students in grades 3-8 in the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

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