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Northside High School students make "Music in the Falls"
Northside High School senior Chris Fesco looked at the sculpture he and his classmates produced and summed up its significance.
Sat May 18, 2013
Someone should investigate investigations
Except a lawyer was beaten and robbed near the Government Center a while back, and early Saturday an arsonist torched cars on Front Avenue, but how often does that happen? The local NAACP wants someone to look into how a black police officer kept his job after targeting white motorists for traffic stops.
Columbus police arrest couple for shoplifting at Burlington Coat Factory
Columbus police arrested James Shue, 52, of Bradley Circle and Carrie Miller, 41, of Midland Chase Loop on a felony charge of theft by shoplifting Thursday night.
Alert neighbor helps Columbus police make burglary arrest
An alert neighbor who was doing yard work Friday helped Columbus police arrest Tommie Lee Bailey, 30, of 23rd Street on a felony charge of first-degree burglary.
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Report: IRS Deliberately Chose Not to Fess Up to Scandal Before Election
NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election: The IRS commissioner "has known for at least a year that this was going on," said Myers, "and that this had happened.
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McCaskill Calls For Firing Of All Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal << CBS St. Louis
“We should not only fire the head of the IRS, which has occurred, but we’ve got to go down the line and find every single person who had anything to do with this and make sure that they are removed from the IRS and the word goes out that this is unacceptable,” she said. “It is un-American, it is wrong, and it cannot occur again.”
Jim R Pickens
Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case
Obama administration officials were aware of the explosive matter in the midst of the president's re-election campaign.
Fri May 17, 2013
Dimon Kendrick-Holmes commentary: Not quite the MCSD growth we expected
The bomb was Myles Caggins, chief of operations and facilities for the Muscogee County School District, telling a crowd at a public hearing that the district must close not two schools, but six.
Teen questioned after crashing car through garage
A teenager who took his mom's car without permission could be facing criminal charges after crashing it into a house just east of 13400 South and Redwood Road.
United Way awards funding to 50 local programs
The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley announced Friday that it will fund 50 programs in the 2013-2014 fiscal year, pumping a total of $5 million into the community.
Learn more ways to keep your kids safe
The month of May brings nice weather, which means the calendar is full of exciting and fun activities.
Thu May 16, 2013
Father AND son accused in tire shop robbery
Emory Douglas Chatwood, 49, and his son Scott Allen Chatwood, 26, of Phenix City, are accused of robbing a Phenix City tire shop.
Inaugural CutBait Music Festival begins Friday
"We are trying to bring national acts and new music that Columbus hasn't heard before," said Jacy Jenkins, who handles programming and public relations for the event.
2012 Lakebottom homicide set for guilty plea Friday
The case of an Atlanta-area suspect accused last year of fatally stabbing a man living across from Columbus' Lakebottom Park is set for a guilty plea today in Muscogee Superior Court.
Southwest Farm Press
Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.
Report says Columbus man had 5 bags of marijuana in pocket
Columbus police have arrested 27-year-old Joey Garron and charged him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
The Las Cruces High School Class of 1983 will be holding its 30th reunion June 28 to 30.
Wed May 15, 2013
Paul, Courtney Amos donate $1.5 million toward Columbus Regional's Pediatric Emergency Department
The Columbus Regional Medical Foundation has received $1.5 million -- its largest donation ever -- toward completion of a new Pediatric Emergency Department at The Medical Center that is scheduled to open June 12.
Officer who accused Boren of racial slur boasted in squad car that he targeted 'white folks'
A former Columbus Police corporal who resigned under pressure last week after falsely accusing Chief Ricky Boren of using a racial slur in reference to Marshal Greg Countryman, had been suspended six years ago for making discriminatory comments about "white folks." According to reports obtained Wednesday under Georgia's Open Records Act, officer ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Housing authority brings new plan for BTW revitalization
Columbus Housing Authority CEO Len Williams gave Columbus Council a preview Tuesday of his new plan for revitalizing the Booker T. Washington Apartments, a plan that steers clear of the Liberty District.