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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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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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A truly insane election

This has got to be the strangest election season I have ever seen. Seventeen Republican candidates, all politicians except one, and he wins. Another Clinton waiting to be crowned. Trump was laughed at, scorned and dismissed for months all the while winning states. Flash in the pan, he will burn out, wait till he misspeaks. Damn, he is still there. An old “socialist” from Vermont is giving Clinton a run for her coronation.

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Marshal a man of principle

There is no finer marshal in Georgia than Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman. No marshal in the whole state will disagree on that. By a very large margin voters have previously shown their appreciation for the job Marshal Greg Countryman and his deputies do as certified peace officers dedicated to keeping citizens safe.

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Painful loss for many

Last week when the news broke of the closing of St. Patrick's School I realized that my pastor and my parish had failed me. As a Catholic I have always believed the priest the shepherd and the parishioners the flock. Like Christ the pastor needs to be a strong leader who stands against the tide and defends all members of his flock.

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The whole story, Governor

Several stories about Senator Josh McKoon's stand on his principles have made the pages in the newspaper and addressed how this resulted in the governor punishing Senator McKoon and the local community for their disagreements. However, we have not heard from the governor.

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Surprise us, Governor

As a former office holder and county GOP chair, I have been generally critical of where my party is headed on social issues. So, it was a pleasant surprise when Gov. Deal vetoed the campus carry bill.

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A newfound respect

Though our community faces its difficulties and challenges, it is important to pause occasionally and recognize the positive aspects Columbus does exhibit. One of these is the continuing good work provided by our law enforcement agencies. My family came to appreciate this more cogently by attending a course offered by the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy, sponsored by the Columbus Police Department.

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More than inconvenience

Enough is simply enough: The road projects along Veterans, Whittlesey and Double Churches have snarled traffic for too long. More than enough time has passed to complete them 2 or 3 times over.

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Candidates, talk to us

In your article “What’s at stake in the school board elections?” I was curious since the election is a month away. Although those candidates running for office have signs up, I have seen no candidates in my area interested enough to talk to the voters.

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What’s in a name? Money

Eighty-five companies including 3Com, Wrigley, Busch, Chesapeake Energy, American Airlines, Minute Maid, Coors, are spending $millions per year, while Citi and Barclay are paying $20 million per year for 20 years and MetLife is paying $17 million per year. SunTrust is paying $14-19 milion for 27 years and Levi Strauss $220 million per year over 11 years.

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Worth celebrating

Saturday night I had the absolute pleasure of seeing the world premiere play “Mother of Rain” brilliantly adapted from the book written by Karen Spears Zacharias. I have seen many plays here in Columbus and several parts of the world. I have to say this play was the most powerful work of art I have ever seen.

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McKoon not villain here

Despite the unforgettable assertion that revenge-based abuse of power on funding legislation is merely "part of the political game," most Georgians reject the concept that we should blame Senator Josh McKoon for the underhanded CSU financing snub from Governor Nathan Deal and Speaker David Ralston

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Nuclear terror threat

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists have a number of potential materials to choose from for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks. If these terrorists obtain nuclear material, they will develop a dirty bomb to kill thousands of innocent people.

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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.
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