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  1. Herea s your chance to review, revise Muscogee County School Districta s improvement planRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The Muscogee County School District will conduct three public meetings around Columbus this week so residents can help review and revise the system's improvement plan. Two of the meetings will be Tuesday, the first from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Macon Road, the second from 6-7 p.m. in the Double Churches Middle School cafeteria, 7611 Whitesville Road.

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  2. Columbus police investigating possible arsonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    According to a police report, it was 2:55 a.m. when an police officer was dispatched to a vehicle on fire.

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  3. Man reports begin robbed at gunpoint in ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    According to a police report, the crime occurred around 11:45 p.m. in the area of 15th Avenue and 27th Street. The man told officers that he was approached by a black male who pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded money.

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  4. Tonza Thomas - a few thoughts from the NAACP Columbus presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Students in the Phenix City Housing Authority "YES!" summer program studied writing and storytelling, then wrote their own stories under the guidance of Troy University English professors. Muscogee County Teacher of the Year for 2016 mixes history, sociology, popular culture and art to bring poetry to life for his 11th-grade English students at G.W. Carver High A Superior Court jury found Chandler Saxton guilty of malice murder in the July 2014 shooting death of John Shelby Jones at the Buena Vista Big Cat gas station.

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  5. Chick-fil-A employees save the day after boy rejected from play areaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Galaxy Night at Chick-fil-A restaurant in Columbus, Georgia was an event for the entire family, but a few employees turned a negative experience for one family into a sweet and memorable time. During the event, one young boy in a wheelchair asked a group of boys in the play area if he could join them, but their response was one that no child ever wants to hear.

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  6. Twenty-five years ago, a young sportswriter had much to learnRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Over the years, many people have asked me how I got into the newspaper business. The simple, honest answer is, "I'm not exactly sure."

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  7. Voters to decide direction of the school board on TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Frank Myers started a movement two years ago to oust the Muscogee County School Board's establishment. Whether it continues will be determined Tuesday.

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  8. Sunday Interview with Tonza Thomas: a Ia ve been fighting ... to gain my youth and my dignity back.aRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    As president of the Columbus branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Tonza Thomas has been a visible grassroots leader in the community. She was at the center of local controversy for demanding the termination of the city's Crime Prevention Director Seth Brown over a July 1 reference he made about a "redneck bomb" on Facebook.

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  9. Early art appreciation drew Michael McFalls to a lifelong careerRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Michael McFalls is an associate professor of arts at Columbus State University, teaching inside the Corn Center downtown. He also is director of Pasaquan, the historic site near Buena Vista, Ga., which CSU is working to reopen in October following a major restoration.

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  10. Developer Chris Woodruff reactivates two downtown Columbus buildings in 1200 blockRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The ground floor of the 1232 Broadway building has been leased for a restaurant that will open before the end of the year. It's all about timing, and Columbus real estate developer Chris Woodruff is confident he perfectly timed the revitalization of the 1200 Broadway block in downtown Columbus.

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  11. LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events a " July 23-24, 2016Read the original story

    Yesterday | LaGrange Daily News

    Listings for 'In our community' are presented for events happening in the next three-day period, space permitting.

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  12. Officials seldom get credit for the things they do wellRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Let hindsight and imagination merge for a few moments as we examine some local examples of government getting it right. Imagine driving on the North Columbus Bypass - now the J.R. Allen Parkway - and coming to a stop at traffic lights wherever major local arteries cross its path.

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  13. Columbus police investigating death of infantRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    COLUMBUS, GA Columbus police are investigating the death of a six-week-old boy who was found unresponsive on Saturday. According to police, the baby was sleeping with his dad and a two-year-old when his dad noticed the baby was unresponsive.

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  14. Coronera s office and police probing death of 6-week-old boyRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Authorities are investigating the death of a 6-week-old boy after the child was found unresponsive in bed with an older child. The child, whose name wasn't released, was pronounced dead at 1:36 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Hospital, said Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.

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  15. Ethics commission looking into political group run by Frank Myers, John ThomasRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    The state's ethics commission is investigating the committee two Muscogee County School Board members established to prevent one current and one former representative from being re-elected. Stefan Ritter, executive secretary of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, confirmed Friday the agency is determining whether District 8 representative Frank Myers and District 2 representative John Thomas violated state law through their organization NoMorePatAndCathy, which is campaigning against District 1 incumbent Pat Hugley Green and District 7 candidate Cathy Williams, who served for eight years as the nine-member board's lone countywide candidate but didn't seek re-election in 2014.

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  16. Here are this weeka s top stories from the Ledger-EnquirerRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Nadine Moore, leader of the Four Points Parents Association, castigates the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and defends Muscogee County School Board member Frank Myers Three adults and two children were killed Monday morning in a head-on collision between two vehicles on U.S. 80 west of Phenix City, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor confirmed. The 25-year-old Phenix City man who died in Monday afternoon's fatal single-vehicle crash on J.R. Allen Parkway pushed the driver's head into the steering wheel prior to the collision, according to an accident report from the Columbus Police Department.

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  17. Most coaches agree with pitch-count rules, say impact will be moderateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    A case study of last season's GHSA Region 1-5A baseball teams indicates only a moderate impact on teams from new pitch-count regulations that will take effect in Alabama and Georgia in 2017. The National Federation of State High School Associations approved a rule change that will require all of its member state associations to develop rules governing pitch counts and overuse in baseball.

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  18. Bullet shatters front and rear windows of SUV on Lambert DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    No one was injured late Friday after a bullet was fired into a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer on Lambert Drive, Columbus police said. A woman told police that a gunshot was heard sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. A closer inspection of the SUV revealed the shot was fired at the rear window and traveled through the front windshield .

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  19. Man, 24, faces charges after vehicle hijacked and police chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ... of a firearm during the commission of a crime and several traffic offenses . Fortson is held in the Muscogee County Jail for an 8 a.m. Tuesday hearing in Recorder's Court. Police said an officer was on his way to a domestic dispute on Buena Vista ...

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  20. Discussions get lively at the race relations and policing forum in ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ... cruisers. They say the driver of the other car said he was playing Pokemon Go right before the collision. Muscogee County Teacher of the Year for 2016 mixes history, sociology, popular culture and art to bring poetry to life for his 11th-grade ...

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