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Jim R Pickens
Scandal draws questions about IRS role in enforcing Obamacare
The blossoming IRS scandal over the targeting of conservative groups is provoking new scrutiny and terse questions about the agency's role in shaping and implementing the controversial new national health care law, with the biggest changes set to begin next year.
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Dimon Kendrick-Holmes: Random thoughts on a holiday weekend
Some random thoughts as we enter the Memorial Day weekend. Warning: Two of them are related to the Muscogee County School District, one is kind of related but really about whitewater, and one is a story about my dog.
Fri May 24, 2013
Do not let challenges discourage you from achieving your dreams
Most of us have had dreams for our lives since we were children. Some have been accomplished.
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June 6: Bidding for Hope Silent Auction to benefit domestic violence shelter Hope Harbour
Local domestic violence shelter Hope Harbour hosts Bidding for Hope Silent Auction, a fundraising event that will take place at the W.C. Bradley Co.
Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Casey N. Allison has graduated from the Army Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Indians' Huff designated
Huff was called up from Columbus on May 13. In three appearances this season, he allowed five runs over three innings.
Richard Hyatt: Brazen enough to meet The Duke
Someone recovered enough to suggest we forsake the heat and go inside where the air conditioner was running full speed.
Thu May 23, 2013
Baby Bear Day Care grows into south Columbus
"We're looking for mid-June at this point," said Milton Hodges, co-owner and director of Baby Bear, of the new center's opening at 2039 Torch Hill Road in Torch Hill Plaza .
Long-shot vision becomes visible, tangible reality
Truth be told, there have to have been times over the years when even the most passionate and committed champions of the Columbus whitewater project privately conceded that it just wasn't going to happen.
Columbus unemployment rate slides to 7.9 percent in April; city is No. 45 in development rankings
The city’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.4 percent March to 7.9 percent in April, its lowest level since 7.7 percent in December 2008.
Historic District fires: Reward offered for information leading to arrests
Officials are offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Historic District vehicle fires last weekend, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said.
Top award for Muscogee County middle school student announced
Veterans Memorial Middle School eighth-grader Cameron Chandler is the 2013 winner of the T. Hiram Stanley Award, considered the most prestigious honor a Muscogee County School District middle school student can receive.
Silver City Sun-News
The Second Division Association is searching for anyone who ever served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Wed May 22, 2013
Chattahoochee Chatter: Nothing like wearing white to a funeral
Robert Wadkins, Muscogee County's chief public defender, appeared before Columbus Council Tuesday morning to appeal the budget cuts his department is being asked to make.
Fifty Years Ago Today, May 23, 1963
An estimated 26,300 city voters will be eligible to cast ballots in a special election June 5, to decide if Columbus will change from a five to a seven-man commission, including an elected mayor.
CCC Softball Official Chosen to Work NAIA Final Site
Don Thompson is set to join a long list of CCC softball officials chosen to work the NAIA softball championships final site Thompson will travel to Columbus Georgia for the 2013 NAIA Softball Championships being held May 24-30. A resident of Salem, Thompson has been officiating collegiate softball for the past 10 years with this being his first ... (more)
Aflac shuffles executives; Dan Amos and Kriss Cloninger to remain at least until age 70
Aflac said Wednesday it is shuffling key management positions and duties to strengthen the company, with the moves obviously setting up an eventual succession plan.
'Austerity' education is bad policy
I need to hear more about the deliberations within the superintendent's cabinet that led to support for closing schools knowing it means larger class sizes.
Tue May 21, 2013
Small Business Week culminates with boot camp, networking breakfast and awards
Small Business Week in Columbus continues Wednesday with “boot camp” sessions on contracting and social media, with the half-day event taking place at Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd.