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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:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-22/miss-georgia-2014-crowned
Joint training at 3 Ga. military bases

...training 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-02/joint-training-3-ga-military
Arrest in Columbus Goodwill thefts

...stealing thousands of dollars' worth of items from donation boxes for Goodwill and a local church mission.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 25-year-old Antonio Carrow of Columbus and 33-year-old Kelly Jackson of nearby Phenix City...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-05/arrest-columbus-goodwi
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-13/ga-official-indicted-bribe-c
Across Georgia

...investigating after a man was found dead in a lake near the Georgia-Alabama line in the Columbus area. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the 43-year-old man was found with military identification. A young couple trying to locate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-28/across-georgia
Army base to auction abandoned vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Fort Benning is preparing to auction off about 50 vehicles abandoned on the Army post.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the auction is set for Feb. 11. Among the vehicles set to go on the block are a Mercury Mountaineer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-03/army-base-auction-abandoned-v
$244,000 for public restroom?

...plan to build a public restroom beneath a bridge that would cost more than the value of many Georgia homes.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the project is estimated to cost $244,000, with almost $160,000 for the restroom itself...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-25/244000-public-restroom
Soldier saves children from Chattahoochee River

...Shannon, when he heard screaming and spotted two boys, ages 9 and 15, struggling in the strong current, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.He swam after them and was able to get them on the shoreline before fire crews arrived on Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-19/soldier-saves-children-chattahooche
Jimmy Carter recalls rival Bo Callaway

...wanted the first southwest Georgia four-year college in Columbus, I wanted it in Americus," Carter told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in a Saturday e-mail.Callaway, who died this weekend at age 86, was a Carter rival who helped push the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-16/jimmy-carter-recalls-riv
Georgia man sets barbecue record

...properly monitored and recorded. "He was like a machine. I don't think he burned himself a single time." The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported that Greeff cooked 1,000 hog dogs, 200 pieces of corn, 104 pieces of chicken, 558 hamburgers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-28/georgia-man-sets-barbcue-rec