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Serious accident occurs along Highway 81

COLUMBUS - First responders are currently at the scene of a serious accident along U.S. Highway 81 between Columbus and Platte Center. According to dispatch information, the accident involving a pickup and semitrailer occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection with 265th Street, also known as L

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-22 22:59:00

Youth digests: Ingalls, Wiese named students of month

COLUMBUS -- Elks Country Club has chosen Gannen Ingalls and Brock Wiese as its students of the month. Ingalls is a senior at Shelby Rising City Public School and the daughter of Jason and Denise Ingalls of Columbus. She is a member of the National Honor Society (current secretary), senior class pres

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-22 13:30:00

Students stitch together honor for local veteran

COLUMBUS - John Olson didn't get much of a welcome home when he returned after serving in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Army veteran spent three years in the military, including one in Vietnam. Like many others who fought in that war, he wasn't greeted with respect and gratitude for serving the nation.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-22 02:15:00

Middle school musicians support each other

COLUMBUS - The coffee was brewing, water was poured and plates full of baked goods were set out on a table. Now it was time to wait for the crowd. About 15 Columbus Middle School music students hung out in the cafeteria ready to greet and serve guests who would be arriving shortly. A steady stream o

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-22 01:15:00

Apply for Citizens' Police Academy

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Police Department is accepting applications for its annual Citizens' Police Academy. The 14-week course is a combination of classroom training and hands-on experience. The sessions will meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 10-April 18 at the police department. Maxim

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-21 13:00:00

Verdict: Vetick exemplary district court clerk

COLUMBUS - Marlene Vetick knows about keeping the records straight in her workplace. The longtime Platte County District Court clerk has been at it for more than 30 years, starting her career in 1984 as a filing clerk in the office now located on the second floor of the county courthouse at 2610 14t


New store supports community center

COLUMBUS - A new store is one of several planned additions to benefit those who use the Columbus Community Center. The Corner Shop opened in September inside the Columbus Family Resource Center at 18th Street and 30th Avenue and currently features shelves full of holiday decorations. The assortment

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-21 00:00:00

Duncan man arrested for stolen vehicles

COLUMBUS - Trash dumped in a grove of trees, a stolen vehicle and tracks from a stolen four-wheeler provided the clues that led to the Sunday evening arrest of a 21-year-old Duncan man. Morshawn Hawkins, who eluded Platte County Sheriff's deputies for several days, was arrested on suspicion of theft

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-21 02:45:00

27th annual Toy Run is Nov. 25

The Windwalkers Motorcycle Club will hold its 27th annual Toy Run this Saturday. The ride and toys collected benefit the Salvation Army and needy children in the Griffin area. Cost to ride is donation of one new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10 or $10 per rider to participate in Griffin's oldest an

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

Savvy shoppers scout for low-price Turkey Day, Black Friday deals

Shopping for great deals obviously takes some keen strategy, and in the case of Jessica Silvis and Elise Russell, some physical legwork and basic math skills. The Columbus residents were in the Best Buy electronics store on Manchester Expressway Tuesday scouting for a 50-inch Sharp smart television

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-22 22:08:00

North Georgia player has yet to claim $1 million lottery prize

The $1 million winner bought a Georgia Lottery ticket in North Georgia, but hasn't yet come forward, officials say. Sunoco Food Mart at 2235 Barnesville Highway in Thomaston sold the jackpot Fantasy 5 ticket. Winning numbers from the Nov. 17 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 8-13-14-16-39. The winner has 180


Six Middle Georgia farms where you can buy a Christmas tree

It's no secret the holiday season can be stressful, from finding the right gifts to entertaining extended family. The last thing you should have to worry about is where to find the perfect Christmas tree. Here is a list of six places in Middle Georgia where you can find Christmas trees.Hamlin Hills

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-21 14:08:00

Sesquicentennial commemorative edition on sale now

The special sesquicentennial edition celebrating the 150th anniversary of The Herald Gazette is on sale now. You don't want to miss this! Call 770-358-NEWS to get details on how to subscribe or have a copy mailed to you! The special sesquicentennial edition celebrating the 150th anniversary of T

HERALD-GAZETTE - 2017-11-21 16:48:03

Sarah Lilly Greene Vande Boom

Mrs. Sarah Lilly Greene Vande Boom, age 80, of Zebulon, passed away November 18, 2017. She was born in Spartanburg, SC, daughter of the late Elbert Green and Alpha Poole Green. She was a proud six year veteran of the United States Army. While stationed in Japan, she met and married her husband Lawr


Lamar Co. teen feeds the hungry

A Lamar County middle schooler had a dream to feed the hungry and worked to make it a reality. 14-year-old Donavan Sanford noticed there were no food pantries in the Barnesville area, so he came to his mother with the idea to start one. Back in May, they started a co-op feeding six families. Donava

WMAZ - 2017-11-21 04:13:51

Midstate store sells $1 million lottery ticket

A Thomaston gas station sold a $1 million lottery ticket on Friday and the prize remained unclaimed as of Monday. The $1,087,219 Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at Sunoco Food Mart on Barnesville Highway, according to a news release from the Georgia Lottery Corp. The winning numbers from the Nov. 17 draw


'One big team' in Minneota

Photo by Jenny Kirk After taking a few formal photos in front of the football trophy case after school on Monday, members of the state championship-bound Minneota Vikings team bunch together as one. Then they headed off to coach Chad Johnston's room to watch film. MINNEOTA - As you drive through the

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Death notice for Kaye Lokken

Kaye Marie Lokken, 63, Bonduel, Wis., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at her home following a decline in health. A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. She is the daughter of Eloise


Pardoned turkeys had to strut their stuff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - What makes a good presidential turkey? Showmanship. A readiness to strut his stuff and gobble on command, yet enough restraint to stay on a table for the big photo op. So say a Minnesota turkey farmer and 4-H kids who raised the turkey that went to the White House for an official

BROOKINGS REGISTER - 2017-11-21 16:08:59

Looking Back: 1967 -- WHS effort helping Vietnamese orphans

A mini-blizzard hit southwest Minnesota on Friday, closing many of the area's schools and shutting down special events for the day. Total daytime snow accumulation was around four inches in the Worthington area, according to the National Weather Service, but northwest winds blowing at 40 miles per h

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 14:34:00