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Here’s a look at the state’s latest proposal for failing schools and what local leaders think about it

Three months after 60 percent of Georgia’s voters rejected the constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state to take over chronically failing schools, a similar proposal is being considered. Now, instead of the proposed Opportunity School District led by Gov. Nathan Deal, this education reform initiative, called Georgia House Bill 338, is being led by state Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville.

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Karen Allen brings author's short story to the screen

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” actress Karen Allen will make her directorial debut in short film “A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud,” based on a Carson McCullers story. The “Carson at 100: The McCullers Centennial” celebration will culminate on Feb. 19, when Allen will show the first movie she has directed, “A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud,” a short film based on the McCullers story by the same name, although McCullers used periods in her title. Columbus State University's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians served as the film's executive producer, with Brian Long and Diane Pearlman serving as the producers.

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Mayor to community: Crime is down and significantly so

During Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson's State of the City speech Friday at Columbus State University she spoke on several topics, including crime. Here are her remarks on crime in Columbus.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-enquirer
Mayor to community: Crime is down and significantly so 4:19

Mayor to community: Crime is down and significantly so

Karen Allen brings author's short story to the screen 1:13

Karen Allen brings author's short story to the screen

Murder suspect pleads not guilty in death of his son 2:01

Murder suspect pleads not guilty in death of his son

Local businessman offers exclusive look inside historic downtown building 1:53

Local businessman offers exclusive look inside historic downtown building