Columbus High robotics team first from Georgia to reach world finals

The Columbus High School students representing the Columbus Space Program came home Sunday from Houston as the first Georgia team to have reached the finals at the FIRST Robotics World Championships. “Out of over 3,000 teams in the world, our team was two wins away from being the World Champions,” Columbus High School physics and computer science teacher Luther Richardson, who directs the Columbus Space Program, which comprises Columbus Robotics, wrote in an email to supporters.

For bike mechanic Byron Thornton, it’s the journey, not the money

If life indeed is a highway, there’s no doubt that Byron Thornton would want to ride it all night long on one of his five bicycles — and then hop right back on it again the very next day. The Columbus resident and Army brat-turned-Baker High School graduate admittedly eats, sleeps and breathes bicycling to the point that 21 years ago he left the automotive industry entirely to become a bike mechanic. He honed his craft at the old Mike’s Bikes store in north Columbus, then landed at Ride on Bikes on Broadway downtown in 2003.

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Snakes, gators and bigger snakes at the annual Oxbow Meadows Reptile Fest

The annual event lets youngsters of all ages get up close and personal with reptiles large and small
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer
Snakes, gators and bigger snakes at the annual Oxbow Meadows Reptile Fest 2:21

Snakes, gators and bigger snakes at the annual Oxbow Meadows Reptile Fest

Sunday Interview with Dr Sylvester McRae 4:55

Sunday Interview with Dr Sylvester McRae

Hundreds wait in line at Chipper Jones book signing 2:23

Hundreds wait in line at Chipper Jones book signing

Rev. Willie Phillips keeps fighting for a crime-free Winterfield neighborhood 1:03

Rev. Willie Phillips keeps fighting for a crime-free Winterfield neighborhood