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on : Friday, 21 Nov, 2014
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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES $837,119 IN HOUSING VOUCHERS TO COLUMBUS HOUSING AUTHORITY

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that the Columbus Housing Authority will receive $837,119 in housing voucher grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with the Booker T. Washington Development renewal project, a low-income housing development scheduled for demolition. The housing choice vouchers will allow low-income families to lease or purchase safe and affordable privately-owned housing. “These vouchers will provide a fresh start for families in Columbus who need safe and affordable housing,” said Congressman Bishop. “The vouchers will also make a big difference in rejuvenating the
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New Fort Benning Hospital Opens for Business

        Ft. Benning, GA– Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia. The ceremony culminated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $390-million construction project and signified Fort Benning’s commitment to provide quality healthcare to its wide-spread community of soldiers, families and local veterans. The 745,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility doubles the size of its predecessor and improves the area’s medical capacity to provide inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services for more than 75,000 beneficiaries. The hospital will open its doors to patients Nov. 17 and
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Councilman Barnes Entertains Vets With Free Concert!

Columbus, GA-- Councilman Jerry “Pops” Barnes Free 2nd Annual Veterans Appreciation Concert took place on Sunday, Nov. 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the Columbus Civic Center. Some of
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on : Saturday, 15 Nov, 2014
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Another Year! Another Anniversary!

By Carol Gertjegerdes Editor’s Note: I want to share with you some of the historic events I witnessed first hand as the oldest child of the

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Grammy-Award Winning Smokie Norful Columbus Bound!

  Pastor Smokie Norful Smokie Norful catapulted on top of the gospel music scene over a decade ago, since then the Grammy® award-winning recording artist has accomplished one feat
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25th Anniversary Classic Week!

  Photos by Johnny Farris, Monk Johnson, Tracey Gunter, Gerald Riley and Robert Riley By Times Staff Writer Columbus, GA – Game day was November 8, 2014 when the
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Zetas and Sigmas Assist with the Therapy Garden Project

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. volunteered their time to implement the planting phase of the Therapy Garden Project. The purpose