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Stories with place: Columbus
  • Deal signs law creating veterans' court divisions 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:57 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a law allowing courts with jurisdiction over criminal cases to create veterans' divisions.

  • Ala woman reunites Ga soldier with lost journal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - An Alabama woman has helped a Fort Benning soldier reclaim a writing journal he lost after being deployed to Afghanistan in 2003.

  • Grueling 'Best Ranger' competition begins 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:51 am
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - While most folks are still in a slumber, 50 teams in the 31st Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition planned to hit the pavement with a buddy run early Friday to kick off the grueling event at Fort Benning.

  • Police investigating Columbus church vandalisms 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:58 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - Police say five churches in south Columbus were vandalized over the weekend.

  • Fallen Rangers posthumously awarded Bronze Star 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:10 am
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - Six months after they were killed by an IED in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins and Spc. Cody J. Patterson of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment were posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device during a combat awards ceremony Tuesday at Fort Benning.

  • Inmate stabbed in Muscogee County jail 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:41 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - Western Georgia sheriff's officials are investigating a stabbing inside the Muscogee County jail.

  • Soldier dons scuba gear to re-enlist under water 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:19 am
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - With an American flag as a backdrop beneath the surface, a Georgia-based soldier wore scuba gear as he swore to defend the nation during an under-water ceremony.

  • Ga. university releases details on fatal shooting 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:32 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - A Glock pistol and eight rounds of ammunition were found near the body of a man who was fatally shot by a campus police officer at Georgia's Columbus State University, school officials said in a statement Tuesday.

  • City considers $244,000 project to build restroom 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:08 am
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - Columbus officials are considering a plan to build a public restroom beneath a bridge that would cost more than the value of many Georgia homes.

  • Convicted Ga. child molester gets life sentence 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 4:57 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - A Columbus man convicted of molesting three young girls has been sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 20 years.

  • Soldier saves children from Chattahoochee River 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 12:01 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Georgia - A soldier is being hailed as a hero for pulling two boys from the Chattahoochee River in Columbus.