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Make holiday weekend a safe one

The long Memorial Day weekend is considered a holiday period, and despite its somber origin and meaning, it is a time-honored American tradition to celebrate it as one.

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If you missed it …

About 40 spectators turned out for the historic game, historic because it's the first time Georgia has played Auburn in Columbus since 1958. The Georgia-Auburn football classic was arguably the biggest sports and social event of the year in Columbus. It outgrew Memorial Stadium and left town.

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Atlanta lands 2019 Super Bowl

For the third time, the biggest single event in the National Football League, and probably in all of American sports, will be coming to Georgia. It was officially announced this week, as first reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, that Atlanta has beaten out Tampa and Miami to host the 2019 Super Bowl, the next one not already committed to a venue. It will be played in the not-yet-finished Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the future home of the Falcons when they vacate the aging (at least by current Atlanta pro sports facilities standards) Georgia Dome.

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For those in need

The fifth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association, and is a statewide fund and food drive supporting local Georgia food banks. More than $5 million has been raised in five years with this campaign.

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Fallen heroes remembered during Memorial Day program at Linwood Cemetery

Col. Andrew C. Hilmes, garrison commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, remembers Army Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, 34, of Apollo, Pennsylvania. Booker was killed by enemy fire in Iraq. He died on April 5, 2003.The Historic Linwood Foundation and The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning hosted Sunday a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day at Linwood Cemetery.
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
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Fallen heroes remembered during Memorial Day program at Linwood Cemetery

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Authors state case for Columbus, Ga., as birthplace of Memorial Day