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  • Time Magazine says Columbus residents are "terrified", Mayor Tomlinson responds

    Time Magazine says Columbus residents are "terrified", Mayor Tomlinson responds

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:11:02 GMT
    Columbus officials say crime is down for the first quarter of 2014 by 24 percent. However, Time Magazine listed Columbus as number four in an article entitled 10 Cities Where Americans Are Pretty Much
    Columbus officials say crime is down for the first quarter of 2014 by 24 percent. However, Time Magazine listed Columbus as number four in an article entitled 10 Cities Where Americans Are Pretty Much
  • Couples challenge Georgia’s gay marriage ban

    Couples challenge Georgia’s gay marriage ban

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:06:07 GMT
    Seven people have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state of Georgia's ban on gay marriage. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit Tuesday, going after the state registrar, the clerk of Gwinnett County Pro
    Seven people have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state of Georgia's ban on gay marriage. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit Tuesday, going after the state registrar, the clerk of Gwinnett County Probate Court and a Fulton County Probate Court judge.
  • Colin Martin receives endorsements from elected officials

    Colin Martin receives endorsements from elected officials

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:43:07 GMT
    On May 20, voters in Columbus will head to the polls to cast their vote for mayor. Mayoral candidate Colin Martin received some key endorsements on Tuesday, April 22. State Senator Josh McKoon, Muscogee
    On May 20, voters in Columbus will head to the polls to cast their vote for mayor. Mayoral candidate Colin Martin received some key endorsements on Tuesday, April 22. State Senator Josh McKoon, Muscogee
  • Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:33:54 GMT
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week. Those organizing the presentation
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week.
  • Ft. Benning to host college fair

    Ft. Benning to host college fair

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:57:04 GMT
    Fort Benning's Education Center will be hosting a College Fair at the Main Post Exchange Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. More than 30 representatives from colleges and universities
    Fort Benning's Education Center will be hosting a College Fair at the Main Post Exchange Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. More than 30 representatives from colleges and universities
  • Epperly Tire to donate all proceeds from April 23 oil changes to Scott’s Ride for Miracles

    Epperly Tire to donate all proceeds from April 23 oil changes to Scott’s Ride for Miracles

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:39:04 GMT
    On April 23, all three Columbus-area Epperly Tire locations will continue their Changing Oil Changing Lives event by donating 100 percent of the oil change proceeds to Scott's Ride for Miracles. This even
    On April 23, all three Columbus-area Epperly Tire locations will continue their Changing Oil Changing Lives event by donating 100 percent of the oil change proceeds to Scott's Ride for Miracles. This event takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Create effective complaint letter

    Create effective complaint letter

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:25:58 GMT
    Sometimes products we get are good; but sometimes we receive the bad and the ugly, warranting a complaint email or letter to the company.To write an effective one, MoneyTalksNews suggests...Avoid sending
    Sometimes products we get are good; but sometimes we receive the bad and the ugly, warranting a complaint email or letter to the company.
  • 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Tea to be held April 26

    3rd Annual Mother’s Day Tea to be held April 26

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:18:00 GMT
    Bee Hive All-Stars will host the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Tea, "Tea Time with Mom." This event will take place at The Gallery at Fountain Park, 4261 Macon Road this Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Bee Hive All-Stars will host the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Tea, "Tea Time with Mom." This event will take place at The Gallery at Fountain Park, 4261 Macon Road this Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fox Elementary 3rd grade video production wins Best Movie honor

    Fox Elementary 3rd grade video production wins Best Movie honor

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:49:01 GMT
    A Fox Elementary third grade team earns the Best Movie (Grade 3-5) category for A Day in the Life of Being Brave video production from the Georgia Movie Academy. Fox students portray acts of bravery to
    A Fox Elementary third grade team earns the Best Movie (Grade 3-5) category for A Day in the Life of Being Brave video production from the Georgia Movie Academy.

    Fox students portray acts of bravery to show others how important it is to face challenges and to be courageous by helping others.
  • Mom begs school board to intervene in son's welfare issues

    Mom begs school board to intervene in son's welfare issues

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:41:47 GMT
    Columbia County mother Melanie Lee is going public with her struggle to get help for her son. She went before the Columbia County Board of Education on Tuesday night to make her case. Lee said she has
    Columbia County mother Melanie Lee is going public with her struggle to get help for her son.
  • Westover trio signs scholarships

    Westover trio signs scholarships

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:14:33 GMT
    After a state semifinal run, a trio of Westover Patriots will play college basketball.Forwards Timothy White and CJ Davis signed to play with Georgia Perimeter College, while Dunavon Robinson is headed
    After a state semifinal run, a trio of Westover Patriots will play college basketball.Forwards Timothy White and CJ Davis signed to play with Georgia Perimeter College, while Dunavon Robinson is headed
  • Lady Cavs dominant in regular season finale

    Lady Cavs dominant in regular season finale

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:08:10 GMT
    The Darton State Lady Cavaliers closed out a perfect home record Tuesday, sweeping Andrew in the regular season finale.Sophomore Savannah Carlisle threw a no-hitter in a 12-0 game one victory. It was the
    The Darton State Lady Cavaliers closed out a perfect home record Tuesday, sweeping Andrew in the regular season finale.Sophomore Savannah Carlisle threw a no-hitter in a 12-0 game one victory. It was the
  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studied
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.
  • Crisp clinches region title, Trojans grab playoff spot; other area scores

    Crisp clinches region title, Trojans grab playoff spot; other area scores

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:01:04 GMT
    CRISP CO. 24, WESTOVER 0The Crisp County offense was clicking early on Tuesday afternoon against Westover, as the Cougars clinched the Region 1-AAAA title.The Cougars scored six runs in each of the first
    CRISP CO. 24, WESTOVER 0The Crisp County offense was clicking early on Tuesday afternoon against Westover, as the Cougars clinched the Region 1-AAAA title.The Cougars scored six runs in each of the first
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue and
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue and
  • Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:56:54 GMT
    Voters heard from more than a dozen political candidates at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Albany Civil Rights Institute. People running in Dougherty County Commission, Dougherty County School Board
    Days before early voting opens, candidates for several races in Dougherty County get together to try earn voters' support.
  • Albany marathon volunteers hold appreciation party

    Albany marathon volunteers hold appreciation party

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:53:18 GMT
    Volunteers who made the 2014 Albany Marathon a success got some recognition tonight. Organizers held their first volunteer appreciation party at the Art Park. Volunteers were encouraged to wear their pink
    Volunteers who made the 2014 Albany Marathon a success got some recognition tonight. Organizers held their first volunteer appreciation party at the Art Park. Volunteers were encouraged to wear their pink
  • Mother lobbies to change age of consent in Georgia

    Mother lobbies to change age of consent in Georgia

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:49:09 GMT
    When is a teen mature enough to say yes to sex? It's an uncomfortable question for parents.
    When is a teen mature enough to say yes to sex? It's an uncomfortable question for parents.
  • Fullerton kicks-off campaign rally

    Fullerton kicks-off campaign rally

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:47:25 GMT
    State Representative Carol Fullerton held a campaign rally at the Flint Riverquarium this evening. She says if she's re-elected she'll work to secure money for a fine arts center at Albany State and funding for
    State Representative Carol Fullerton held a campaign rally at the Flint Riverquarium this evening. She says if she's re-elected she'll work to secure money for a fine arts center at Albany State and funding for
  • Elderly farmer in Gwinnett County could lose his only 'family:' his beloved animals

    Elderly farmer in Gwinnett County could lose his only 'family:' his beloved animals

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:38:11 GMT
    Police and animal control in Gwinnett County are meeting Wednesday to see if they need to take a farmer's cattle from him.
    Police and animal control in Gwinnett County are meeting Wednesday to see if they need to take a farmer's cattle from him.
  • Albany could see a new grocery store

    Albany could see a new grocery store

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:34:34 GMT
    A new grocery chain could be coming to Albany. City commissioners approved a rezoning request at the southeast intersection of Gillionville Road and Westover Boulevard. Developers say the 41,000 square
    A new grocery chain could be coming to Albany. City commissioners approved a rezoning request at the southeast intersection of Gillionville Road and Westover Boulevard. Developers say the 41,000 square
  • City leaders need community feedback on parking regulations

    City leaders need community feedback on parking regulations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:29:48 GMT
    You can still park your car on your front lawn in Albany at least for now. City commissioners postponed a vote that could ban the practice in some neighborhoods. They say they need more feedback from the
    You can still park your car on your front lawn in Albany at least for now. City commissioners postponed a vote that could ban the practice in some neighborhoods. They say they need more feedback from the
  • Five Guys honors local heroes with free meal

    Five Guys honors local heroes with free meal

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:06:12 GMT
    The Five Guys Burgers and Fries in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center honored local heroes with a free meal on Tuesday night.
    The Five Guys Burgers and Fries in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center honored local heroes with a free meal on Tuesday night.
  • Students can save money by avoiding schools that advertise heavily

    Students can save money by avoiding schools that advertise heavily

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:00:19 GMT
    For-profit colleges, many of which advertise heavily for students, are coming under increased scrutiny for alleged predator student lending. ITT Tech has been sued by the federal government for alleged
    For-profit colleges, many of which advertise heavily for students, are coming under increased scrutiny for alleged predator student lending.
  • State of the Technology Industry Address in Augusta

    State of the Technology Industry Address in Augusta

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:00:15 GMT
    The address was put on by the Technology Association of Georgia, or TAG for short, and the association opened it's Augusta chapter in 2012. Some of the major highlights focused on security and job growth.
    The State of the Technology Industry Address was held in downtown Augusta today and the report shows technology in Augusta is growing and bringing jobs to the city.
  • Gov. Deal to sign sweeping gun bill

    Gov. Deal to sign sweeping gun bill

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:54:41 GMT
    Jann Oldham, who flies into and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport several times a year, doesn't like the idea that someone other than a police officer could be carrying a gun as she walks
    Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will let licensed owners carry guns into any part of Georgia municipal airports that are not behind security checkpoints.
  • City still has not responded to firefighters' lawsuit

    City still has not responded to firefighters' lawsuit

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:06:58 GMT
    The class action lawsuit of some 50 Savannah Fire captains against the city continues. The lawyer representing the firefighters is taking the next step toward litigation over pay issues.
    The class action lawsuit of some 50 Savannah Fire captains against the city continues. The lawyer representing the firefighters is taking the next step toward litigation over pay issues.
  • Historic loft tour scheduled for 2014

    Historic loft tour scheduled for 2014

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:25:10 GMT
    Now in its tenth year, Historic Augusta's Downtown Loft Tour is a fun way for people to experience what makes living and working in downtown Augusta, Georgia so special. Held during National Preservation
    Now in its tenth year, Historic Augusta's Downtown Loft Tour is a fun way for people to experience what makes living and working in downtown Augusta, Georgia so special.
  • Chamber CEO: Georgia bringing more business

    Chamber CEO: Georgia bringing more business

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:18:39 GMT
    Georgia's Chamber of Commerce said some policy changes about tax breaks have helped them land some large industries to bring jobs and revenues to the state. That's helping Georgia's economy improve.
    Georgia's Chamber of Commerce said some policy changes about tax breaks have helped them land some large industries to bring jobs and revenues to the state. That's helping Georgia's economy improve.
  • Exterminator wins $1 million in instant lottery game

    Exterminator wins $1 million in instant lottery game

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:39:57 GMT
    Mathew McGhee, an exterminator from Eden, bought a lottery ticket at a gas station after a client rescheduled an appointment. He ended up winning a $1 million prize.
    Mathew McGhee, an exterminator from Eden, bought a lottery ticket at a gas station after a client rescheduled an appointment. He ended up winning a $1 million prize.
  • Georgia Southern named green college for fourth straight year

    Georgia Southern named green college for fourth straight year

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:29:20 GMT
    Georgia Southern University was named to the "Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges" for the fourth year in a row.
    Georgia Southern University was named to the "Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges" for the fourth year in a row.
  • City of Austell buying more than a dozen homes destroyed by historic flood

    City of Austell buying more than a dozen homes destroyed by historic flood

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:28:52 GMT
    The great flood of 2009 damaged and destroyed dozens of homes, including Glenn Taylor's. "The flood waters came in and went four foot in," said Taylor. Although he said he endured a lot of red tape,
    The great flood of 2009 damaged and destroyed dozens of homes, including Glenn Taylor's. "The flood waters came in and went four foot in," said Taylor.
  • Strickland is one step away

    Strickland is one step away

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:55:35 GMT
    Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission interim president Justin Strickland is one step away from having the job permanently. The EDC's presidential search committee voted to recommend Strickland
    Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission interim president Justin Strickland is one step away from having the job permanently.
  • Prescription drug take-back planned for Saturday

    Prescription drug take-back planned for Saturday

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:53:00 GMT
    You can get rid of your unwanted prescription medications this weekend during National Pescription Drug Take Back Day. 
    You can get rid of your unwanted prescription medications this weekend during National Pescription Drug Take Back Day. 
  • Men burglarize defunct Holley School

    Men burglarize defunct Holley School

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:36:24 GMT
    Sylvester Police arrested two men for stealing items from a Sylvester school that closed several years ago. Lt. Ronnie Graddy of the Sylvester Police Department says that late Friday afternoon, Lt. Tracy
    Lt. Ronnie Graddy of the Sylvester Police Department says that late Friday afternoon, Lt. Tracy Jones noticed a red pick-up truck backed up to the old Holley Elementary School building, on Carter Road in Sylvester.
  • Police investigate fatal ATV crash in Liberty County

    Police investigate fatal ATV crash in Liberty County

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:47:24 GMT
    An investigation is underway after a 30-year-old Hinesville man died Sunday in an ATV wreck in Liberty County.
    An investigation is underway after a 30-year-old Hinesville man died Sunday in an ATV wreck in Liberty County. 
  • Community gathers for Double Churches Middle School principal's final goodbye

    Community gathers for Double Churches Middle School principal's final goodbye

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:29:29 GMT
    His fist bumps in the hallways and being their favorite are the things many at the funeral say they'll remember about former Double Churches Middle School principal Chris Cox. They say Muscogee County
    Saying goodbye to former Double Churches Middle School principal, Chris Cox. Hundreds packed into Solid Rock Assembly of God today to pay their last respects to a man who gave more than two decades of his life to educating students in Muscogee County. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy was there for the home going.
  • Two dozen arrested during Orange Crush

    Two dozen arrested during Orange Crush

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:21:14 GMT
    More than 20 people arrested during Tybee Island's Orange Crush party. Officials say one of their biggest problems, drugs and weapons. Nearly half of the arrests made by Tybee Police were for possession
    More than 20 people arrested during Tybee Island's Orange Crush party. Officials say one of their biggest problems, drugs and weapons.
  • Woman charged in fatal accident on I-285

    Woman charged in fatal accident on I-285

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:35:05 GMT
    A woman is facing charges after police say she struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday morning on I-285 Southbound near Langford Pkwy. Atlanta police said they responded to a call around 4:45 regarding
    A woman is facing charges after police say she struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday morning on I-285 southbound near Langford Parkway.
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to children
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to children
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