Richard Hyatt

Richard Hyatt

Studying virtue of vice

Long ago, as a new guy in an old building, I stayed around until the morning newspaper rolled off the press and consumed the clippings in scrapbooks about the cleanup of Phenix City.

Richard Hyatt

Blessed are the backpacks

Blessing the backpacks sounded like a hollow ritual. What meaningful words could a preacher say about a bag filled with unsharpened pencils and blank sheets of notebook paper?

Richard Hyatt

Spec loved the game

He was a husband to Tommye, and until the day she died she tried to make him behave. He was a one-man neighborhood watch, who never stopped peeking through his blinds. He was a surrogate grandfather to the cute little girl next door, and for 26 years she loved Mr. Spec. He was a baseball man, who sold peanuts, swapped players and rooted for the home team.

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Sewing a Love for Learning: Columbus family establishes college scholarship fund

Descendants of mill workers, Jeanette and Gene Craig were the first in their families to graduate from college. That enabled them to become dedicated educators with a combined 70 years of service in the Muscogee County School District before they retired in 1995. Now, thanks to the Craig family’s generosity, more folks have the chance to pursue higher education.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Sewing a Love for Learning: Columbus family establishes college scholarship fund 1:31

Sewing a Love for Learning: Columbus family establishes college scholarship fund

Jury still out on man’s 2nd murder trial for 2008 fatal shooting 1:01

Jury still out on man’s 2nd murder trial for 2008 fatal shooting

Pinkalicious the Musical at Columbus State University 1:39

Pinkalicious the Musical at Columbus State University

Phenix City police need your help identifying this man 0:21

Phenix City police need your help identifying this man