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Elite Thunder basketball team wins first-place trophy

The Elite Thunder, a sixth-grade Girls Basketball AAU/YBOA team, took top honors at the River City Classic in Columbus, Ga., the team’s first for tournament of the year. Team members, coached by Marty White and David Paige, are Alea Ellis, Katie White ...

Protect your plants -, GA News Weather & Sports

With temperatures expected to dip into the mid 40's Friday night its important to cover or bring your plants inside. Managers at Mark's Greenhouse say lots of folks are anxious to buy all kinds of blooming flowers right now which don't tolerate the cold well.

Metro Task Force, DEA nab $27,771 worth of drugs in Columbus apartment

Columbus resident Megan Amberly Stenmark ...
possession of MDMA ("molly") with intent to distribute, violation of the Georgia controlled substance act schedule two cocaine, possession of LSD with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybin ("mushrooms ...

Three arrested after drugs were found in Columbus apartment

Columbus, GA - The discovery of mushrooms, molly, marijuana, heroin, cocaine and LSD leads to the arrest of three people on drug charges. A variety of drugs with a total street value of over $27,000 was found in a Warm Springs Court apartment. 24-year-old ...

Columbus Fire & EMS expand High Angle Rescue Team

The Columbus Fire & EMS High Angle Rescue Team responds to dangerous ...
HillsboroughCounty this afternoon to determine the fate of those children. At least 17 Georgia families who have relocated to Colorado to seek medical treatment for their sick ...

Georgia Justices Toss Stalking Order Against Critic of 'Dash' Poet

The Georgia Supreme Court on Friday tossed a lower court's order that a Columbus man stay away from a Marietta woman—the author of the oft-cited poem "The Dash"—and remove hundreds of posts about her from his website. The poem urges people to make the ...

Mrs. Judith Ann Johnson, 71

Mrs. Judith Ann Day Johnson, age 71 of Columbus, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Phenix City Health Care. Judith was born November 21, 1943, in Douglas, GA. Judith is the daughter of the late Hayden Day and Annie Ree Ragsdale Day.

Flames fall to Columbus State Cougars on road

EMERSON, Ga. — Columbus State (Ga.) built up a 6-1 lead after four innings and then turned back Lee rallies in the seventh and ninth innings in posting a 6-3 nonconference victory over the Flames on Wednesday. The top of the Cougars’ order did the ...

Dothan eyes Columbus, Georgia program's solution for substandard housing

The affordable housing presentation held Wednesday at Dothan’s Opera House began with a 5-minute slide show featuring about 100 of the city’s most run-down houses. The caved-in roofs, broken windows and leaning frames were embarrassing to many of the ...

Georgia Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

"It's just a lot of work to be done between now and that first game and a lot of competition to happen," Richt said in February, according to Ryan Black of the Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia. "You know, the quarterback position is as wide-open as it ...

Used 2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500 4WD in Columbus, OH 43212 for sale at KD Motorcars of Columbus

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Daimler Group, Kaufman Development set to make history in Columbus with Two25 Commons

A rendering of the Two25 Commons project in downtown Columbus. by Dan Rafter The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development are ready to make history in Columbus: The two companies are partnering to buil…

KidsCommons in Columbus, IN Review

Spring break week called for a road trip! I’ve heard of the kids commons in Columbus but had yet to get there and check it out.  WORTH THE DRIVE!! It’s only about an hour to hour and half from our hom…

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Columbus Region Grows by Over 25,000 in Past Year

The US Census bureau released new population estimations this morning, and both Franklin County and the entire Columbus Metropolitan Area are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. According to the data,…

Transformative Redevelopment of Budd Dairy Site Proposed in Italian Village

The Budd Dairy Company building on North Fourth Street is one of the largest and most recognizable structures in Italian Village. A new proposal from Lykens Companies plans to not only restore and pre…

Lunch stop at Portia’s Cafe in Columbus, Ohio before...

Lunch stop at Portia’s Cafe in Columbus, Ohio before arriving at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. It was delicious!

Tom Joyner News: House explosion near Ohio State University in Columbus

// COLUMBUS, Ohio – Natural gas is suspected as the cause of a house explosion in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington that damaged seven…

Crew takes over steps of Ohio Statehouse as filming of John Travolta movie starts in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A crew filming a new John Travolta movie has started work in Columbus. Crew takes over steps of Ohio Statehouse as filming of John Travolta movie starts in Columbus


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



Giving Every Young Person in COLUMBUS GEORGIA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in COLUMBUS GEORGIA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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