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on : Tuesday, 2 Dec, 2014
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NAACP Holds Hands Up Don’t Shoot-No Justice-No Peace Rally

  By Wandra Jordan, contributing writer and photographer Columbus, GA-- One day after the Ferguson Grand Jury decision, the Columbus branch of the NAACP gathered outside the City Services Center on Macon Road and criticized the way the investigation was handled. Yesterday, we came together in a peaceful protest which was a success in Columbus Georgia. We shared our frustrations, ideas and goals, as we strive for “Stopping The Violence” and the brutality and injustice killings of American Black people by law enforcement officers. Thank you everyone for coming out and supporting this peaceful protest and rally. The
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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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on : Friday, 21 Nov, 2014
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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,