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FireAntz trounced by Columbus


COLUMBUS, Ga. - Bryce Williamson scored the first goal and assisted on four more to lead the Columbus Cottonmouths to an 8-0 romp over the Fayetteville FireAntz on Friday night in a Southern Professional Hockey League match. Matt Gingera scored three goals ...

Swope director savors final days before changing of guard at art museum


is moving on to become director of the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia. Richter begins her new duties Feb. 18. “I have enjoyed very much and loved working at the Swope,” she said Friday. “It’s a real gem of this city.” She hopes people ...

Hispanic church in Columbus catches on fire


COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 is on the scene of a church fire at 4421 Primrose Road. Chief Ricky Shores with the Columbus Fire Department said the Hispanic church Iglesias de Dios Nuevo Pacto caught fire at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30.

Columbus State women in mix for Peach Belt title


Columbus State is two wins away from matching last year’s total. Ben Miller. The UNC Pembroke men’s coach lost his cool in his team’s loss to Georgia Regents on Wednesday, because his team didn’t keep up with the number of fouls for a player.

Army Corps of Engineers to remove sunken ship - WLTZ 38 | Columbus Georgia Regional News & Community


Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth.More >> The two activists arrested at the most recent School of Americas protest for trespassing into Fort Benning ...

Columbus metro area jobless rate slips to 7.2 percent in December


The Columbus metro area includes the Georgia counties of Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee and Marion, as well as Russell County in Alabama. Among all Georgia metro areas, Athens had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.9 percent, with the highest in Dalton at ...

Dueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-in


Columbus city officials say the four elevators inside the ...
The CVCC Pirates dropped their season opener to East Georgia College, 9-6. The CVCC Pirates dropped their season opener to East Georgia College, 9-6.

Longtime Alabama commit Mekhi Brown shuts down recruiting, reaffirms Tide pledge


Columbus, Ga., defensive end Mekhi Brown was one of the first players in the class of 2015 to give a verbal commitment to Alabama. Brown, a 6-foot-5, 222-pound standout at Carver in Columbus, committed to Alabama on April 6, 2013. While he's maintained his ...

Georgia News Roundup


Information from: WSB-TV. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. Alabama man accused of statutory rape involving girl, 15 COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man is accused of statutory rape after authorities said he had sex with a Columbus girl when she was ...

Bill and Ari's Excellent Adventure - Farewell Georgia: Buckeye Breakfast


The visit was brief. Film a video, then out. But we did get a lot accomplished while in Georgia, including in-person interviews with five-star 2016 quarterback Jawon Pass of Columbus (Ga.) Carver and three-star 2015 offensive lineman Venzell Boulware of ...




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In COLUMBUS: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in COLUMBUS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]




  • Avoiding cyberbullyng in COLUMBUS

    Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

    Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

    Why Cyberbullying is Different

    Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

    • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
    • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
    • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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    Effects of Cyberbullying

    Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

    Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

    • Use alcohol and drugs
    • Skip school
    • Experience in-person bullying
    • Be unwilling to attend school
    • Receive poor grades
    • Have lower self-esteem
    • Have more health problems

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    Frequency of Cyberbullying

    The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

    The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

    Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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