Tibetan Buddhist monks with the Mystical Arts of Tibet spent a week in residency at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts building a mandala sand painting dedicated to conflict resolution and world harmony. About 100 onlookers watched the ritual dismantling, then walked with the monks to the Chattahoochee River where the sand was poured into the water
It's been 10 years since John Greenman first reported about Agent Orange's impact on Vietnamese citizens. Greenman recently returned to see what, if anything , has changed. Greenman says what struck him then, and still resonates today, is that Agent Orange is the cruelest remnant of the Vietnam War. This is a video excerpt from his full report. You can read it in the Sunday print edition of the Ledger-Enquirer or online at www.ledger-enquirer.com.
Timothy Crumbley is founder and CEO of Kenneth B. Walker Residential Home in Columbus. The organization works to counsel and teach troubled males from ages 10 to 21 the behaviors and skills that will make them productive citizens and keep them out of prisons.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson answered Friday afternoon several questions during the State of the City event at Columbus State University's Cunningham Conference Center. This is an excerpt from her comments about the issue of crime in Columbus.
The management and catering services at RiverMill Event Center in Bibb City recently changed hands. Columbus-based Valley Hospitality Services through It’s Your Day Catering has assumed management and food service responsibilities. Since taking over Feb. 1, they've been busy getting the facility ready. We dropped by earlier this week as workers were busy finishing renovations and preparing for weekend events.
Researchers visited downtown Columbus this week to look at the overall health of trees located on the Broadway median. In particular, they pointed to the stage in the 1000 block as an area to improve. Here are some solutions they offered to extend the lives of the trees.
After 13 hours of deliberations in the triple murder trial of Rufus Leonard Burks, jurors Thursday had reached unanimous agreement on only three of the 10 counts against the 17-year-old, the judge announced before the jury was dismissed at 4:45 p.m.Those counts are burglary, kidnapping and auto theft. Burks also faces these charges: three counts of malice or intentional murder; three counts of felony murder for allegedly killing the three victims while committing the felony of aggravated assault; and a second count of auto theft.
Eric Crouch’s fifth-grade class at Double Churches Elementary School started not feeling well, everyone started sanitizing and washing their hands. Then they decided, Crouch said, “we would look on the humorous side of things and try to bring a smile by exaggerating the extent we will go to to avoid the flu.”