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  1. Local man from Cuba skeptical of diplomacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    President Barack Obama's attempt to thaw Cold War tensions with Cuba only will benefit the Communist regime, a Columbia man who emigrated from the island nation said. While the move may benefit American business interests, Cuban-born Jose Yrabien said the country's people will not see any advantages.

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  2. Snow on Christmas? Showers likely Wednesday afternoonRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    It might not be a pipe dream this holiday season, the National Weather Service said Saturday. But it's a long shot.

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  3. Editor's Notes: Ounce of prevention literally would be worth pound of cureRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Maury Regional Medical Center CEO Alan Watson delivered good and bad news to a Leadership Maury group touring the hospital last week. The good news: The hospital treats a heavy volume of patients with a motto of "extraordinary people, extraordinary care."

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  4. Police arrest suspected firearms thievesRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Two Marshall County men have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a Columbia gun store, Columbia Police Lt. Joey Gideon said Friday.

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  5. Health group: most states unprepared to combat infectious disease outbreaksRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases" found that half the states and the District of Columbia scored five or lower out of a possible 10 on measures related to the prevention, diagnosis, detection and response to disease outbreaks.

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  6. Community Christmas Card: Mother of 3 looking for helpRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    A 35-year-old single mother is asking for help from the community to give her children a merry Christmas. The Columbia woman filled out an application for the Community Christmas Card program, a 501 charity that provides Christmas for many families throughout Maury County.

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  7. Crime Briefs: Thief hits Columbia gun storeRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Over $4,000 worth of firearms were stolen from Steve's Gun and Archery early Thursday morning, according to a Columbia Police Department report. Officers responded to a call about 2 a.m. Thursday that the alarm at the store on Bear Creek Pike was sounding.

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  8. Editor's Notes: A long life dedicated to serviceRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    The lifelong Columbia resident worked nearly 40 years as a teacher, served on prominent advisory boards, spent thousands of hours serving her church and dressed impeccably. "I'm not sure how she did it," said her niece, Sandra Seaton.

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  9. For the record: Lack of funding creates digital backlogRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Maury County Archives Director Bob Duncan holds the county's first marriage license Tuesday that dates back to 1808. Maury County Archives Director Bob Duncan thumbs through a few of the millions of unarchived documents Tuesday at a storage area on East 6th Street in Columbia.

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  10. Merry swapRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Jennifer Johns, left, and Kim Hughes give each other a high five after they both wind up with the same ornament at the Women of Wisdom ornament exchange party Tuesday at the club house of Lakes of Columbia. Margurette Oliver, center, shares their laughter.

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  11. Columbia man arrested following bathroom mirror vandalism spreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    A Columbia man was arrested after a series of gang-related vandalism incidents, according to multiple Columbia Police Department reports. Officers received a call from O'Reilly Auto Parts in the 800 block of Nashville Highway on Friday afternoon, when an employee told police someone had entered the store's bathroom and wrote on the mirror with some type of paint, the report stated.

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  12. Grandmother pulls gun on stepsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    A Columbia man told police his stepmother pointed a gun at him Saturday night and demanded to see her grandchild, according to a Maury County Sheriff's Department report. Grant Sharpton, 31, told police he and his girlfriend Jennifer Sharpe were at their Old Zion Road home about 10 p.m. Saturday when his stepmother, Kimberly Sharpton, allegedly came to the house and said she wanted to see her granddaughter, the report stated.

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  13. Columbia native earns auctioneer championship titleRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    At times he is Dr. Rhinehart, a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Springfield specializing in beef cattle, animal science, and animal reproduction. On other occasions he is a licensed auctioneer, chanting numbers in a microphone, scanning the crowd of bidders as he sells surplus industrial supplies and liquidations for the Nashville division of Compass Auctions and Real Estate.

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  14. Rotary helps with Christmas CardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Eddie Allred, president of the Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club, searches through a binder containing applications for the Community Christmas Card program. It only took one glance at the five-inch thick binder for Eddie Allred to realize his task for the day just may not be as easy as he initially thought.

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  15. Columbia State graduates enjoy moment in the sunRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Six students receive the President's Leadership Society medallion Saturday at Columbia State Community College for completing all requirements of the leadership training program before graduation. Throughout the course of the program, students attend a leadership retreat, enjoy exposure to the arts, participate in workshops and campus life, develop civic understanding and give back to the community through service.

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  16. Area businessman recognized for entrepreneurial successRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    From left, Leroy Cunnigham, Tennessee Small Business Development Centers at MTSU senior business specialist, Mike Thompson, Service Corps of Retired Executives Nashville Chapter director, Jacqueline Merritt, U.S. Small Business Administration business loan specialist, and Walter Perry, U.S. SBA Tennessee District Director. Columbia's Sears Hometown Store owner John Pointer recently received the 2014 Tennessee Small Business Administration Award for Entrepreneurial Success.

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  17. Candy Land in ColumbiaRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Parents and children took the opportunity Saturday morning to share juice and donuts with Santa and play a life-size version of a classic board game at Riverside Elementary School. Columbia Parks and Recreation sponsored the free holiday event and director Brian Borden said it keeps growing every year.

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  18. City council votes new members to departmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Kennedy with plaque presented by Mayor Dean Dickey with the inscription, "As presented to Vice Mayor Wayne Kennedy in appreciation for 12 years of exceptional leadership and dedicated service to the City of Columbia Tennessee." Mayor Dean Dickey presents Vice Mayor Wayne Kennedy a commemorative plaque during Thursday's City Council regular meeting.

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  19. Mother fights for her 14-year-old son's custody rights as fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Ivy Beard shows some of the baby items she bought, thinking she would have a baby living in her Santa Fe home. The two started playing around, and next thing the seventh-grader knew, he was going to be a father of a girl shortly after his 14th birthday.

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  20. Columbia State honors students at fall commencementRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Columbia native Judge Randolph Baxter told students and guests at Columbia State Community College's fall commencement he would be brief as the graduation speaker. The long-time bankruptcy judge, who spent most of his career working in Cleveland, Ohio, previously spoke at the 1995 spring commencement and asked the graduates if they wanted a long or short speech.

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