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Columbus High students to report from Trump inauguration

A group of 39 Columbus High School students and four adult chaperones will be among the expected crowd of 800,000 to 900,000 Friday on the National Mall in Washington during the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America. And two of the students, 11th-graders Jessica Nix and Josh Barton, will be the Ledger-Enquirer’s correspondents for the historic event.

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Road trip to Trump inauguration chance to witness history firsthand

For some, Friday’s journey to Washington to attend the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is a road trip. A handful of Chattahoochee Valley residents will be making the journey, but few will be making it like Matt Law and four of his buddies. Law, Phil Douglass, Matt Horne, Matt Saylor and Michael Belew have rented an RV and are turning an election night idea into an adventure.

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Woman raped, beaten at Macon Road hotel

A woman was raped and beaten January 17, 2016, at the Quality Inn hotel at 3443 Macon Road in Columbus, Georgia, according to a report from the Columbus Police Department. No arrests have been made.

Education

What are the top 10 education issues in Georgia for 2017?

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence Education has released its “Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2017.” The partnership is an independent and nonprofit organization with a mission to “inform and influence Georgia leaders through research and nonpartisan advocacy to impact education policies and practices for the improvement of student achievement.”

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Phenix City Council honors Mayor’s Ball scholarship recipients

Sixteen high school students were honored at the Phenix City Council meeting Wednesday for receiving scholarships from the nonprofit Mayor’s Ball for Education and Charity to dually enroll at Chattahoochee Community College. The recipients, 13 from Central High School and three from Glenwood School, will use the money to take CVCC classes and earn college credit while still in high school.

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Road trip to Trump inauguration chance to witness history firsthand

For some, Friday’s journey to Washington to attend the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is a road trip. A handful of Chattahoochee Valley residents will be making the journey, but few will be making it like Matt Law and four of his buddies. Law, Phil Douglass, Matt Horne, Matt Saylor and Michael Belew have rented an RV and are turning an election night idea into an adventure.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Road trip to Trump inauguration chance to witness history firsthand 1:20

Road trip to Trump inauguration chance to witness history firsthand

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Street reopens after being closed 20 years

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Community leaders unveil $4 million expansion at Central High School

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Boy Scouts scoutmaster has mentored nearly 100 Eagle Scouts