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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:07 EDT
Updated: Northern rallies past Smyrna into state championship game

ATHENS, Ga. — Thursday night’s elimination game in the 2015 Little League state tournament turned into a home-run derby, and while Northern didn’t win the sweepstakes, they did take the…

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:39 EDT
AHSAA approves bowling championship alignments

Local teams have not yet adopted the sport, but Central principal Tommy Vickers said the school will continue to monitor interest.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:37 EDT
AHSAA approves dual wrestling tourney for 2016-17

Smiths Station coach Tommy Sanders said change will help wrestling grow in Alabama.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:36 EDT
AHSAA to return $1.6 million to member schools

The amount local schools will receive under the revenue sharing plan won't be known until they receive their check from the AHSAA.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:32 EDT
Citing potential conflict, Russell County district attorney recuses office from Sean Rey case

The Russell County district attorney has stepped aside in the potential criminal case stemming from the April death of a Phenix City cyclist who was struck twice by motorists on…

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:27 EDT
Court: Three armed robbery suspects pistol-whip man, leave him bleeding

Columbus Police said a mother admitted that she and her son were two of three people to pistol-whip a 37-year-old man and leave him bleeding Wednesday at Overlook Apartments.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:28 EDT
Radio legend Bill Bowick dies at age 91

Long-time Columbus radio veteran Bill Bowick died Wednesday night at St. Francis Hospital. He was 91.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:48 EDT
Alva James-Johnson: Why are so many people in jail?

Numbers aren't my strong suit. Yet, there are some figures that get my attention.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:38 EDT
High school football preview: Top Bi-City teams entering 2015

This is the last in a four-part series previewing offensive and defensive players to watch, top storylines and top teams in 2015.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:57 EDT
Auburn football: Passing game should be a strength for Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Tigers have been known for their running game, but this season, Gus Malzahn has has said he will emphasize an offensive plan centered around the quarterback's…

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:51 EDT
Columbus State to open soccer season at home on Sept. 4

Columbus State announced its soccer schedule for the 2015 season on Thursday. It is highlighted by 11 home matches and a rematch at Rollins.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:15 EDT
German grocer ALDI to start hiring for Columbus store’s November opening

The German grocery store chain ALDI has been busy constructing its 18,000-square-foot store at 6301 Veterans Parkway in north Columbus for the last few months. Now comes the hiring.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:34 EDT
Phenix City Police search for suspect in Liberty armed robbery

Phenix City Police are searching for the 220-pound man who allegedly robbed the Liberty gas station at 310 Seale Road today at 6:45 a.m.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:59 EDT
Alabama No. 3, Auburn No. 7 in coaches poll

Alabama is No. 3 and Auburn No. 7 in the preseason Amway coaches top 25, which was released Thursday.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:41 EDT
Suspect steals $1 from victim in armed robbery

Columbus Police have yet to identify the armed robber who stole $1 from a 23-year-old man Wednesday at the intersection of Engineer and Collins drives, according to a police report.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:09 EDT
LifePoint Health starts process to purchase St. Francis Hospital

Financially strapped St. Francis Hospital’s search for a potential buyer has turned to a Tennessee company, it was announced Thursday morning. St. Francis has a signed a letter of intent…

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:58 EDT
Woman tells police she was raped on Veterans Parkway

A 21-year-old woman told Columbus Police that a stranger raped her July 15 in a yard off of Veterans Parkway, less than a mile away from Hancock Road.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:30 EDT
Chattahoochee Chatter: Roll Tide: It's another national title

For the second consecutive year, the Chattahoochee Valley Bama Club has been named the University of Alabama National Alumni Association's National Chapter of the Year.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:49 EDT
Supporters, opponents speak out at 'thaw the freeze' forum

Two former state legislators and original supporters of the city’s property tax assessment freeze attended Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s fourth and final summer forum promoting her proposal to “thaw” the freeze.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:30 EDT
Cail, Derosier lead Northern past Warner Robins

ATHENS, Ga. -- Over the last nine summers, Northern and Warner Robins American have maintained a stranglehold on the Little League state championship, with the all-stars from Columbus winning it…

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