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LaGrange College opens $21 million science complex

Instead of using the traditional supersized scissors, LaGrange College officially opened its $21 million science complex Friday with a chemical reaction that burned the ceremonial ribbon. The creative ceremony symbolized the project’s purpose: produce top-notch science facilities, designed to prepare top-notch science graduates, poised for top-notch science careers.

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Broadcasting pioneer receives Legacy Leadership Award

Greg A. Davis, Sr., founder, president and CEO of Davis Broadcasting, received the of the 2017 Legacy Leadership Award Monday morning at the 32nd Annual Black History Month Observance Breakfast at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.

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Camp educates students about poverty and homelessness in the valley

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley recently hosted its 8th annual Youth Camp. The camp, for seventh graders from 22 area middle is sponsored by Aflac. It focused on teaching students about homelessness and poverty and showing the students how through service they can make a difference.The students visited local several agencies, including Open Door Community House, Homeless Resource Network, MercyMed, Stewart Community Home, The House of T.I.M.E., and SafeHouse Ministries.

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Congressman tells crowd: ‘It was black history that made America great’

Reflecting on the sacrifices made by Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and other black pioneers, Congressman Cedric Richmond said many black Americans are anxious about the election of President Donald Trump. He said they see it as an affront to all that was accomplished by the civil rights movement and the election of the country’s first black president.

Crime

Columbus woman charged with prostitution

Shanita Evetee Cannon, 36, was arrested February 19, 2017, and charged with prostitution in connection with an incident that occurred in the North Lumpkin Road area in Columbus, Georgia. She is set to appear in Columbus Recorder’s Court at 2 p.m. February 21, 2017.

Chris Johnson

I’m no ‘snowflake,’ but I now have a safe space nonetheless

I just finished building a little 8-by-10 addition to a shed at my home. It sits atop the hill that slopes downward from my house. It’s fairly open with a tin roof and a bar overlooking the woods and creek below. As a huge Parrothead (that’s a Jimmy Buffett fan for you uncultured folks), naturally I refer to this place as Margaritahill.

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Broadcasting pioneer receives Legacy Leadership Award

Greg A. Davis, Sr., founder, president and CEO of Davis Broadcasting, received the of the 2017 Legacy Leadership Award Monday morning at the 32nd Annual Black History Month Observance Breakfast at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Broadcasting pioneer receives Legacy Leadership Award 3:13

Broadcasting pioneer receives Legacy Leadership Award

Congressman to audience: 4:25

Congressman to audience: "We didn't wake up an exceptional country, we became an exceptional country."

Camp educates students about poverty and homelessness in the valley 1:15

Camp educates students about poverty and homelessness in the valley

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

Karen Allen brings author's short story to the screen