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1981 Ga. escapee found in Florida

...Service said in a news release that Austin was serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery after being convicted in Muscogee County, Georgia. He escaped Dec. 27, 1981. Officials say Georgia Department of Corrections investigators assigned to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-07/1981-ga-escapee-found-florida
Josey teacher accused of DUI, causing serious injury in Columbus

...maintain lane, no proof of insurance, failing to yield for a stop sign and striking a fixed object, according to Muscogee County jail records. He was booked Satur day and released Sunday. According to an incident report, the Columbus Police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-21/josey-teacher-accused-
Columbus still tops Augusta as Georgia's second-largest city

...residents.In 2013, the consolidated city of Columbus-Muscogee County, which includes no towns outside its incorporated...projected.Teresa Tomlinson, mayor of the Columbus-Muscogee County consolidated government, said that her office does...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-15/columbus-still-tops-augu
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-11
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-06/across-georgia
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-30/grad-rates-show-improveme
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-29/richmond-county-board-edu
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-28/fort-benning-soldier-collaps
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-04-22/muscogee-county-school-bo
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-31/man-fatally-shot-police-columbus-st