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Petra Ophelia Gertjegerdes: Publisher, Managing Editor; petra@columbustimes.com, columbustimes706@gmail.com
Editorial/Writing Board/Guests Writers: Dr. J.A. Hud, C. Carter, P. Parks, Gwen Johnson, D30 Marketing, Chequelle Brown, James Monk Johnson
Photography: Edward Lamboy: Photographer • Linda Ryder: Photographer • Tracy Gunter: Photojournalist • James Monk Johnson: Photojournalist
Past Publishers:  Mr. Vernon Mitchell, Dr. Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, Mrs. Carol & Mr. Helmut Gertjegerdes
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