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  1. Plans to improve MLK Boulevard move forward to preserve Kinga s legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 15 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a four-lane street that runs through a blighted south Columbus neighborhood, carries the name of the civil rights icon. But some say it undermines his legacy. 3 comments

  2. Lots of MLK events in the Chattahoochee Valley this weekend, herea s a run-downRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    If you're looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, there's no shortage of local activities from which to choose this weekend. So if you can't make it to every event, don't fret.

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  3. Suspect seeks lower bond in brutal Upatoi triple homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A Superior Court judge Tuesday refused to lower the $1 million bond for one of three suspects charged in the brutal Jan. 4, 2016, homicides of a grandmother, son and granddaughter in Columbus' Upatoi area. Judge Gil McBride said he would let bonds totaling $1 million stand for Raheam Daniel Gibson, who with Rufus Lanard Burks and Jervarceay Tapley is charged in the slayings of Gloria Short, 54; her son Caleb Short, 17; and her granddaughter Gianna Lindsey, 10. Gloria Short's husband Robert Short, a nurse, found the bodies in his 3057 Bentley Drive around 8 a.m. that Monday when he got home from working the night shift at a local hospital.

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  4. Garrison Keillor show at RiverCenter canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 1 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Keillor will be performing on March 9 at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, March 11 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre in Montgomery, Ala., and on May 10 at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Ga.

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  5. Georgiaa s top prep football players to clash in Columbus; military admitted freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Admission is $5 but free for those with military ID, according to a news release from GACA executive director Bobby McAllister. Georgia High School Association passes also will be honored.

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  6. Muscogee County School District improves on performance index 3rd straight yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    For the third straight year, the Muscogee County School District has improved its overall score on the scale the state uses to measure public school performance. According to results the Georgia Department of Education released Thursday, MCSD scored a 70.5 on the 100-point College and Career Ready Performance Index in 2016, improving by 1.5 points from 2015.

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  7. Columbus prisoner reentry program runs out of funds: Doors to close Dec. 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    During that time, she provided free job training and referral services to numerous clients, resulting in nearly 100 gaining employment, she said. But now Wilson, founder and director of NewLife-Second Chance Outreach Inc., said she is shutting down the program due to lack of funding.

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  8. Hundreds vote early in Muscogee sheriffa s runoff heading into last dayRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    As of 2:15 p.m. Thursday, 2,455 had cast ballots in the race between incumbent John Darr and challenger Donna Tompkins, with 712 voting Monday, 627 Tuesday, 577 Wednesday and 539 by Thursday afternoon. Early voting continues 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday in the community room on the ground floor of the City Services Center, 3111 Citizens Way, off Macon Road by the Columbus Public Library.

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  9. More than 700 vote early on first day in Muscogee sheriffa s runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    On the first day of early voting Monday for the Dec. 6 Muscogee County Sheriff's runoff, 712 people cast ballots, averaging almost 80 voters an hour. For a single election held over the holidays, that's a "pretty decent" kickoff to a week of early voting, said elections director Nancy Boren.

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  10. Former psychologist facing new sex charges has history of allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A former Columbus psychologist arrested Monday on sexual assault charges has a court record showing he twice before faced the same allegations. John Clarence Evans Jr., 65, was arrested at 11:50 a.m. Monday at the Bibb County Jail in Macon, according to Muscogee jail records, which listed his home as a residence on Hickorywoods Drive in Auburn, Ala.

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  11. Man, 65, arrested after allegedly raping child in ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A 65-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly raped a young girl in unspecified Columbus location in 2006, authorities said. John Clarence Evans Jr. was incarcerated in the Bibb County Jail in Macon when the Columbus Police Department's Fugitive Squad took him into custody on an outstanding warrants for rape, child molestation, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and one other sexual assault charge.

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  12. You can see them coming ... out of the mattress': Bugs turn her home into nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Clara Hunter of Macon needs help ridding her home of a bedbug infestation. Hunter, 75, has battled the pests for two years.

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  13. Early voting for sheriffa s runoff has a pretty decenta kickoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    About 450 people cast ballots in the first six hours of early voting Monday for the Dec. 6 Muscogee County Sheriff's runoff. For a single election held over the holidays, that's a "pretty decent" kickoff to a week of early voting, said elections director Nancy Boren.

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  14. Election analysis can be taxingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    We near the eve of winter now that December's coming up. The gathering night grows longer until the winter solstice arrives at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, when the sun taps the Tropic of Capricorn and comes south again, and the daylight lengthens incrementally.

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  15. Early voting starts Monday for Muscogee County sheriffa s runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Monday is the first day of early voting for the Dec. 6 Muscogee County Sheriff's runoff between incumbent John Darr and Donna Tompkins. Voters can cast ballots FROM 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday in the community room of the Citizens Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way, off Macon Road by the Columbus Public Library.

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  16. Superintendent releases Muscogee County School Districta s progress reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    David Lewis, superintendent, Muscogee County School District, discusses a report he has released on the school district's progress after three years of his leadership. Improved graduation rate.

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  17. Official: Marion wildfire under control but smoke may linger in areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A wildfire in Marion County was brought under control Tuesday afternoon more than two hours after it started on Montgomery Road and burned 250 to 300 acres, a Georgia Forestry Commission official said. "They have it contained and controlled and are still there mopping it up," said Wendy Burnett, public relations director in Macon.

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  18. One Peach County deputy dead after shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Two Peach County deputies were shot Sunday evening, Nov. 6, 2016, and were taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health. Emergency personnel from multiple agencies line Ga.

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  19. Columbus area art events | November 6-13, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The annual concerto competition featuring the best young musicians in Columbus, all of whom compete for a solo performance with the CSU Philharmonic. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway.

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  20. Early voting hits 27,000 here with two days leftRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The precise total was 26,967, averaging 169 an hour since early voting started Oct. 17. If that keeps up for the final days, the total of those voting in person in advance will be 31,023, near the 32,012 who voted early here in 2008. A total 70,962 ballots were cast here in 2012, a 60 percent turnout of all registered voters.

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