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...felony escape charge.Police first encountered McKenzie after being called to a possible domestic dispute, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.McKenzie was shackled and put into a police cruiser after authorities discovered an outstanding...
Ga. man charged in sex with corpse

...have charged a homeless man with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 26-year-old Domonique Smith is charged with necrophilia.Capt. Gordon Griswould says Smith was...
Parents: Newborn conjoined twins have died in Georgia

...extra time with them that some parents don't have," Robin Hamby said in the video.Michael Hamby told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that the boys will be cremated and a memorial service will be planned later.
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...
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...
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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.
Miss Georgia 2014 crowned

...Day.Miss Warner Robins Olivia McMillan was named the 2014 Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen. Her opera performance drew a standing ovation.This week marked the 70th anniversary of the pageant.Read the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer story:
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.