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Defending state champions take out Lakeside in volleyball playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Defending state champion Columbus cruised to a three-set sweep (25-13, 25-13, 25-9) of visiting Lakeside in the second round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament.
Asphyxia killed Kia plant worker

...worker's breath was cut off due to the weight that was on him. West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey tells The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ( that 57-year-old John Dunnivant of Lanett, Alabama, was working in...
Across Georgia

CARROLLTON, Ga. - A police detective says one of three suspects accused in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old west Georgia boy intended to kill a rival gang member who lived in the same apartment complex.
Fire takes historic Georgia house

COLUMBUS, Ga. -A Sunday morning fire destroyed the last remaining Chattahoochee riverfront mansion between Columbus and the Gulf of Mexico.
Ga. student found with teacher's stolen Mercedes

...student stole his 68-year-old teacher's 2014 E350 Mercedes after he found the key on her desk Wednesday, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports.Corvan Moody faced theft by taking a motor vehicle charges during a Friday Recorder's Court hearing...
Former Peach Belt basketball players accused of armed robbery

...stealing credit cards from two students and racking up $544 worth of fraudulent charges, according to the The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. He was found with a small amount of marijuana in his pocket while being apprehended, that report said...
Former Peach Belt basketball players arrested in store robbery

Former USC Aiken forward Santonie Calvin Butler and former Columbus State guard Jahmad Oliajwan Saleem and Cryril Maurice Vickers, of Augusta, all 23, were booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday on charges of armed robbery. Seleem was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Joint training at 3 Ga. military bases exercise is set to begin at three Georgia military sites near Columbus, Savannah and Valdosta. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports about 800 soldiers will participate in the training, which begins Monday and continues through June...
Across Georgia

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate convicted of raping and murdering a suburban Atlanta teenager as she walked to the school bus is to be executed next month.
Ga. official indicted on bribe charges

...county commission," reported the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which conducted the probe. According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, a vendor made the allegations to other commissioners, who consulted county attorney John Taylor and advised...