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July 1, 2014 

State's First Step Toward 4th Bridge

A feasibility survey for a fourth bridge across the Chattahoochee River in the northern sector of Columbus has been authorized by the Georgia State Highway Department.

The announcement was made here today by State Sen. Harry Jackson who said the state will send a survey team to Columbus to "begin immediately" to make studies on possible location sites and plans for construction of a fourth river bridge.

Armed Robbery

A masked man wielding a snub-nosed pistol believed to be a toy robbed a downtown loan company office of "several thousand dollars" early today and fled after handcuffing two of the firm's employees to a water pipe in the basement.

Gaylon M. Jowers, manager of the Sun Finance Co., 1301 Broadway Ave., said that a gunman with a handkerchief over his face walked into his office at 7:15 this morning and told him to unlock the safe.

'Speed Trap'

Charges of operating a "speed trap" have again been hurled at Cusseta, the small seat of Chattahoochee County located 20 miles south of Columbus on Highway 27.

The Ledger has received several complaints by letter from out-of-town motorists who claimed they had been detained and victimized by "speed trap" tactics in Cusseta.

But Cusseta Mayor H.E. Hobbs told The Ledger today: "We don't have a speed trap and we are not going to tolerate a speed trap in our town."

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