Advocacy groups question Georgia elections officials after voters face hassles at polls

...Atlanta, said Walton initially registered in Fayette County and filed a form to change her address so she could vote in Muscogee County."A registered voter changing her address required a team of national lawyers to be able to vote," Abrams said...

Richmond County Board of Education appoints new principals at Lucy C. Laney, T.W. Josey high schools

...Josey High School, taking over for Ronald Wiggins. Wiggins was hired to be one of three regional chiefs for the Muscogee County school system in April.Lee will face several challenges when he assumes his position at T.W. Josey, mainly overseeing...

Across Georgia

...in second murder trialCOLUMBUS, GA. - A man was acquitted Saturday in his second trial in the fatal stabbing of a Muscogee County schools superintendent 22 years ago.After a day and a half of deliberations, the jury acquitted Kareem Lane in...

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

...started the school year with new leadership after former principal Ronald Wiggins took an administration job in the Muscogee County School System.All five high schools in Columbia County had increases in their graduation rates, and all the school...

Fort Benning soldier collapses, dies

...FORT BENNING, Ga. - Authorities say a Fort Benning soldier collapsed and died during exercises over the weekend. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says the 20-year-old Fort Benning soldier died early Saturday morning at a hospital in Columbus...

Josey principal Ronald Wiggins accepts Muscogee County School Board job offer

The Muscogee County School Board on Monday voted unanimously to hire T.W. Josey High...academics," according to director of communications Valerie Fuller.Muscogee County ? which includes Columbus, Ga. ? features similar demographics to...

Man fatally shot by police at Columbus State University was unarmed, lawyer says

...they were responding to reports of someone with a gun.Zikarious Jaquan Flint, 20, suffered two gunshot wounds, Muscogee County Cor oner Buddy Bryan said Monday.Flint wasn't a student at the university. University police reported that officers...

Census estimates: Richmond County population shrinking

...housing, and health care and educational programs.Muscogee County, which also is consolidated and includes no incorporated...where relocation saw a net gain of 568 residents. Muscogee County had 2,481 more people move in than away in 2013...

Across the region

...two consecutive life prison terms. Larrie Scott, 32, likely assaulted the now 15-year-old victim he impregnated at least 20 times over the course of nearly a decade, Assistant Muscogee County District Attorney Wesley Lambertus said.

Hunting and fishing license sales reveal region's 'outdoorsiness'

...population with licenses, Richmond County's rank of 81st falls close to three counties of similar size: Columbus-Muscogee County, ranked 77th; Macon-Bibb County, ranked 76th; and Savannah-Chatham County, tied for 75th. DeKalb and Clayton...