Stephanie Pedersen, The Ledger-Enquirer

Stephanie Pedersen

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Columbus, GA, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

‘This is home and nothing will change that’

In a way I’ve been writing this column for 30 years. It’s, of course, been rewritten numerous times. → Read More

Conquering fears one zip line at a time

Spring break for the Pedersen family was pretty uneventful. We didn’t leave town or do anything especially fancy. → Read More

Income taxes, roads and baseball

Excuse my mess. It is, after all, spring break for most of us. I didn’t take any time off, but today’s column is a notebook of storylines. → Read More

Man convicted in June robbery of Columbus’ Regions Bank

A Lake Worth, Fla., man was convicted Friday in federal court for the June armed robbery of Regions Bank on Veterans Parkway, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. → Read More

Super Tuesday: Strong turnout so far in Muscogee County precincts

The turnout for the presidential primary elections in Muscogee County so far has been good, said Muscogee County Elections Director Nancy Boren. → Read More

Meteorologist: ‘Significant weather event’ headed our way tonight

A significant weather event is headed our way tonight that potentially could produce tornadoes and strong wind, according to WRBL chief meteorologist Bob Jeswald. → Read More

Dwight Yoakam, Ronnie Milsap to perform in Columbus

Country music legend Dwight Yoakam is coming to Columbus on April 3 after releasing his 19th studio album last year. → Read More

Food trucks, Color Me Rad returning in Uptown Columbus' spring schedule

It may not feel like it outside, but spring is on its way, which means Uptown Columbus Inc. is preparing for a full schedule of events that begin next month with the popular Color Me Rad 5K in Woodruff Park. → Read More

Court records: Homicide charge dropped against man connected to five deaths

The man court records link to at least five homicides will not face charges for the fourth one after the Russell County District Attorney filed a motion to not prosecute the case after the lead investigator died. → Read More

Tyrese, Chris Brown to perform in Columbus

Two men known for their R&B music style will be in Columbus the next two months to perform at the Civic Center. → Read More

Georgia Supreme Court reverses 2010 Muscogee County murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a 2010 murder conviction because a Muscogee County judge failed to honor the suspect's right to represent himself during the bench trial, the court said. → Read More

Local homicides subject of Investigation Discovery TV show

Three local homicides from 2002 were the subject of “Buried Alive,” a Vanity Fair Confidential TV show that aired Monday night on true-crime channel Investigation Discovery. → Read More

Alabama coach Nick Saban visits Columbus, talks to high school players, coaches

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban was in Columbus on Thursday for the eighth annual SportsVisions Columbus Valley Area High School Football Awards Luncheon. → Read More

'Tis the season for an event every night!

TSYS got the party started Tuesday with a fireworks show on the Chattahoochee River. → Read More

Columbus to host national swimming, diving championships

Columbus has scored its first swimming and diving national championships since opening the Columbus Aquatics Center in 2013. → Read More

Sheriff’s sign: We’re ‘politically incorrect’ – Accept that or leave

To “stir people’s belief and patriotism,” Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County, Georgia, posted a sign outside of his department that says his county is politically incorrect, and if you have a problem with that, you can leave. → Read More

Sunday Interview with Miss America Betty Cantrell

Miss America Betty Cantrell returned to Georgia this weekend for a homecoming celebration fit for a queen. → Read More

Only a few tickets left for Elton John concert

Dozens of people lined up in front of the Columbus Civic Center early Friday to purchase tickets to Elton John's March 16 concert in Columbus. → Read More

Ticket prices set for 2016 Elton John show in Columbus

The ticket prices have been set for Elton John's March 16 show in Columbus. Tickets will be on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday. → Read More

Betty Cantrell returns to Georgia for homecoming celebration

Miss America Betty Cantrell returned home this weekend for a celebration recognizing the second Miss Georgia to ever win the prestigious crown. → Read More