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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.
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'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.
Councilor Gary Allen restores some fire department budget cuts
Faced with the possibility of laying off firefighters to meet proposed budget cuts, Columbus Councilor Gary Allen restored about $700,000 in Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Services funding for fiscal 2014, temporarily at least.
Jim R Pickens
Officials on Benghazi: "We made mistakes, but without malice"
"We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots," said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. "It's actually closer to us being idiots."
Publicist: Major motion picture 'Need for Speed' will film in Columbus in June
DreamWorks Studios movie "Need for Speed" will film scenes in Columbus during the first week of June, a publicist for the movie confirmed today.
Three-day motions hearing in Heath Jackson capital case now set for one day: Friday
Another round of pre-trial hearings on multiple defense motions was to begin Monday in Columbus’ death-penalty murder case against Ricardo Strozier, the alleged burglar accused of killing disc jockey David Heath Jackson on Sept.
Mon May 20, 2013
Run for the Heroes passes campaign goal days before it begins
This year's Run for the Heroes does not begin until Wednesday, but its fundraising goal of $100,000 has already been passed.
Jim R Pickens
The White House's shifting IRS account
The White House on Monday once again added to the list of people who knew about the IRS investigation into its targeting of conservative groups - saying White House chief of staff Denis McDonough had been informed about a month ago.
Chuck Williams: Remember the Chattahoochee River race? I do -- sort of
What happens after those words are uttered is usually spectacular — and often really stupid.
Would all you Sound-Offers stop yelling and hold a pleasant thought for just one hour? I'm trying to take a nap.
Tim Chitwood: Open the school HQ doors, Hal
Today's opening is from Proverbs. And speaking of birds, Hal Kirven paid Habitat for Humanity $100 for the birdhouse sculpture I made for a fundraiser, and he since has been trying to give it away, as evidenced first by this email to Richard Bishop of Uptown Columbus, and second by his follow-up message to me: I have in my possession, a "sculpture" ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
That handmade touch
Above, members of the Bi-City Woodturners demonstrate woodturning on lathes Sunday afternoon during Arts in the Park, an annual art show and sale at Lakebottom/Weracoba Park in Columbus.
Columbus man arrested for having sawed off shotgun
He was also charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, concealing the serial number of a weapon, and disorderly while intoxicated.
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Mrs. Faye Marlene Moody
Faye Marlene Moody, a joyful resident of both Waynesville and Vero Beach, Florida, was called to receive her just reward, on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Noise complaint leads to marijuana arrest
Charles Brown Wood, 24, of Columbus was arrested by police Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana.
Jim R Pickens
Review: Cutbait Music Festival
So here's your chance to comment.
What did you like?
What didn't you like?
What do you think?
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.