NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The Raiders likely will play two or three more years in the Bay Area before their $1.7 billion stadium near the Las Vegas Strip is ready. Las Vegas, long taboo to the NFL because of its legalized gambling, also is getting an NHL team this fall, the Golden Knights.
The last time Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was in Atlanta during the regular season, he was having chemotherapy. On Sunday he scored eight points by himself to help his team beat the Falcons 29-28.
Muscogee County School District superintendent David Lewis is recommending the school board sell the dilapidated but historic Bibb Elementary School. Bibb Manufacturing built the school in 1915 for families living in the mill village. It closed in 2001, after the mill shut down. In November, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2018 list of the state’s top 10 “Places in Peril,” and the Bibb City school was No. 2.
Dewayne Jones fled to Mexico following the Jan. 24 homicide of Lashay Ford, 24, in her Wickham Drive home. Jones and another man allegedly shot through the front door, striking Ford in the chest. Two other people were injured
The jury in the Upatoi triple murder trial has found Rufus Leonard Burks IV guilty of felony murder, kidnapping, burglary and auto theft. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the other counts so a mistrial was declared on those. Burks was the youngest of three defendants, and the only one to go to trial.
Logan's Roadhouse at 2643 Manchester Expressway closed its doors for good Sunday night after a 20-year run in Columbus. Staffers said the lease had not been renewed on the property because it had apparently become too expensive. Workers were seen removing the large road sign mid-morning Monday.
Rufus Leonard Burks IV, one of three suspects in the 2016 triple homicides in Upatoi, was found guilty of felony murder, kidnapping, first-degree burglary and two counts of felony auto theft on Monday. His attorney, Jennifer Curry, talks about her client and plans to file an appeal.
Clay Tippins, a Republican candidate for Georgia's next governor, stopped in Columbus Monday afternoon to meet with voters. He sat down with a Ledger-Enquirer reporter to share his ideas on "future-proofing" the state of Georgia.
Tibetan Buddhist monks with the Mystical Arts of Tibet spent a week in residency at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts building a mandala sand painting dedicated to conflict resolution and world harmony. About 100 onlookers watched the ritual dismantling, then walked with the monks to the Chattahoochee River where the sand was poured into the water
It's been 10 years since John Greenman first reported about Agent Orange's impact on Vietnamese citizens. Greenman recently returned to see what, if anything , has changed. Greenman says what struck him then, and still resonates today, is that Agent Orange is the cruelest remnant of the Vietnam War. This is a video excerpt from his full report. You can read it in the Sunday print edition of the Ledger-Enquirer or online at www.ledger-enquirer.com.
Timothy Crumbley is founder and CEO of Kenneth B. Walker Residential Home in Columbus. The organization works to counsel and teach troubled males from ages 10 to 21 the behaviors and skills that will make them productive citizens and keep them out of prisons.