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The PAWS Humane shelter in Columbus, Ga., is taking donations and seeking a satellite location for pets rescued from Hurricane Florence. [Read More]
A judge in Columbus, Ga., postpones the county's only pending death-penalty case because the defendant can't pay private attorneys anymore and needs the state Office... [Read More]
A Columbus, Ga., man's now being held without bond on two felonies after allegedly writing a jail letter trying to get someone to threaten a... [Read More]
Overall Columbus crime for the first six months of 2013 was up compared to the same period last year, when the city had 5,579 crime... [Read More]
Tags: Columbus - crime - Map
U.S. District Court Judge Emily Marks sentenced Ramone Jardon Nickerson of Phenix City to 37 months in federal prison on the gun charge Tuesday in... [Read More]
Columbus, Ga., police say two men brought a girl, 13, from Cusseta, Ga., and had sex with her at a local motel. [Read More]
The Phenix City, Ala., city council by a 3-2 vote appoints Todd Stanfill the latest school board member before the city switches to an elected... [Read More]
The Georgia Court of Appeals overturned Bartholomew London's 2010 child molestation conviction because of inadmissible evidence. London was to be retried this week in Columbus,... [Read More]
Michael Bush of Columbus, Georgia, was accused of committing two robberies in two days in the same area. He pleaded guilty to reduced charges and... [Read More]
Two weeks before trial, the only defendant now facing the death penalty in Columbus, Ga., has run out of money and needs a state indigent... [Read More]
Deonn Carter's mother, Suzette Ragland, and sister, Kimillia Carter, are accused of falsifying records to defraud the state of $22,035.86 between Aug. 10, 2012, and... [Read More]
Columnist Tim Chitwood advises readers to "take a breather" if they have any close calls in the final months of 2018. [Read More]
The Georgia Court of Appeals overturns a Columbus man's 2010 child molestation conviction, ruling a recorded telephone call with the victim, 15, was inadmissible evidence.... [Read More]
After pleading guilty to stealing $25,000 from a Columbus, Ga., health clinic, an ex-administrator was arrested on similar charges from Gwinnett County, Ga., where he... [Read More]
The only pending death-penalty case in Columbus, Ga., still is set for trial on Oct. 1, 2018, after the judge rejected a defense motion for... [Read More]
Tags: Columbus - Judge - delay
A woman is sentenced to probation after she pleads guilty to skimming $10,777 from a St. Francis Hospital clinic in Columbus, Ga. [Read More]
The county coroner says Thalmus Jones, 41, was the 25th homicide victim of 2018 in Columbus, Ga., where Jones died after a Saturday night shooting. [Read More]
Things are different in the West compared to life in the South, but letting your guard down while taking photos during a rodeo shouldn't have... [Read More]
Labor Day may not be as fun as Memorial Day, Thanksgiving or Independence Day, but for those who do celebrate it with gusto, the AAA... [Read More]
The family of a 17-year-old facing multiple felony charges in an after-school brawl Sept. 16 on the playground of Columbus' Fox Elementary School has... [Read More]
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