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

...outside a Georgia state welfare office in Columbus was killed by her estranged husband, who later killed himself.Muscogee County Coro ner Buddy Bryan said Tonya Moses-Charles, 44, of Phenix City, Ala., was fatally shot in a parking lot...

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.

Augusta still Georgia's second-largest city

...Columbus sister cities.How each city counts its population does play a role in where it ranks. Columbus counts all of Muscogee County, which it consolidated with in 1971, whereas Au gusta, which became a consolidated government when it merged with...

West Georgia jail inmate killed in cell

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Muscogee County sheriff's officials have charged a county jail inmate with murder in the death of his 57-year-old cellmate. Sheriff John...

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...

Ga. mom, 11-month-old drown in river

...into the water.Police say the mother, holding her baby, went in to get him and all three went under the water.Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower says 30-year-old Chrystal Brown was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m. Her son Mister Brown...

Crash kills Georgia pilot, 71

...field at the Columbus Metropolitan Airport, an official said.George Wade, 71, of Columbus died in the crash, Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.The plane had taken off from the airport when it immediately...

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services office raided

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and other authorities raided the Muscogee County offices of the Division of Family and Children Services Wednesday and issued warrants for two women, a supervisor and former acting...