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Past articles by Tim:

Alleged shooter in Deonn Carter slaying will be only suspect tried this week, judge rules

A judge has severed the trials of two remaining suspects in the 2016 fatal shooting of Deonn Carter, an autistic man popular with Columbus law enforcement he befriended through his job at a Piggly Wiggly store. → Read More

Five men charged in 2016 Deonn Carter slaying. Three won’t go to trial.

Three of the five men accused of fatally shooting Deonn Carter, a popular Columbus, GA, autistic man, have pleaded to other charges as two go to trial. → Read More

Here’s where to get free locks to secure your guns so no one gets shot unintentionally

Area sheriff’s offices in middle Georgia are offering free gun locks to residents who want to secure their weapons. And a former deputy insists the evidence is sufficient to prove Bigfoot is real, because he’s been shot before. → Read More

Homicide rate in 2019 is low so far but summer is Columbus’ deadliest season, analysis shows

Columbus, Ga., has had three fewer homicides so far in 2019 than in 2018, but figures for the past five years show July is the worst month for killings. → Read More

Nurse pleads in case related to former boyfriend’s 2015 Kmart oxycodone robberies

A nurse pleads to theft related to her ex-soldier boyfriend’s getting addicted to opioids after a service injury and three times robbing a Kmart to get oxycodone. → Read More

Trial begins for Columbus teens accused of murder, stealing cars in Christmas crime spree

Three youths who were 14, 16 and 18 in 2017 went on a crime spree, stealing cars and fatally shooting a homeowner during a burglary, prosecutors said as their trial began in Columbus GA. → Read More

A police chase from Auburn to Columbus ended with driver trapped, passengers ejected

Authorities say the woman accused of felony shoplifting led state troopers on an 100 mph chase from Auburn, Alabama to Columbus, Georgia. The chase ended with a wreck that injured three people. → Read More

He fired 19 rounds and led cops on car chase, police say. Here’s what happened in court

Columbus, Georgia man charged with killing his aunt’s boyfriend in 2018 is also accused of shooting a man outside the Candlewood Suites hotel in Columbus. Curtis Lamar Adams fired 19 rounds from a handgun. → Read More

Two die in Phenix City house fire, woman sought, police say

Phenix City, Ala., police say they are looking for a woman who may have information on a house fire that killed two people. → Read More

Critical blood shortage comes with first days of summer, says the -meric-n Red Cr-ss

As the 2019 summer solstice approaches, the American Red Cross says it’s again facing a critical blood shortage, and pleads for donations, saying only three of every 100 Americans give blood. → Read More

A 9-year-old child was shot in Columbus. A teen, 14, has been arrested, police say

Police in Columbus, Georgia have arrested a 14-year-old teen boy for allegedly shooting a 9-year-old child on Andrea Drive. The child was taken to an Atlanta hospital. The juveniles have not been identified. → Read More

Man named ‘teacher of year’ after arrest in Columbus DUI crash. A girl lost her foot.

Columbus native Jonathan Carr, an Augusta alternative school ‘Teacher of the Year,’ pleads guilty to maiming a girl, 14, and crashing into her house while driving drunk in Columbus, Georgia. → Read More

Ex-elementary school janitor sentenced in ‘Hidden Guardian’ child sex predator sting

Federal judge sentenced North Carolina man who was working as a school custodian and bus driver when he was arrested in Columbus, Georgia in online child sexual predator sting “Operation Hidden Guardian.” → Read More

Could Bigfoot sightings be just as credible as wild cougars in Georgia?

Recent Bigfoot sightings elsewhere in the Southeast bring to mind one reported in the year 2000 at Rood Creek Park on the Chattahoochee River near Omaha, Ga. → Read More

‘Dangerous’ con artist sentenced for stealing nearly $1M from Columbus business

After a federal prosecutor likened scam artist Dorita Clay to the Terminator, the judge found reason to increase her prison sentence for stealing nearly $1 million Grand Reserve apartments owner in Columbus GA. → Read More

‘You need to be in jail,’ judge tells pair after verdict in 5 Corner Lotto killing, robberies

Conclusion of a three-week murder trial in a 2016 shooting at Columbus GA 5 Corner Lotto store on Linwood Boulevard. Jalontaye Clay Cleveland and Courtney Trumaine Williams sentenced to life without parole. → Read More

After ‘gross abuse of power,’ ex-deputy ends dispute with Columbus. Will she run for office?

Ex-deputy marshal Alicia Davenport says she’s not looking back after settling a long-running discrimination suit with the city of Columbus, Ga. → Read More

Columbus judge live streams 5 Corner Lotto murder trial live online as verdict nears

A Superior Court judge in Muscogee County, Ga., is live-streaming closing arguments and the upcoming verdict in a murder trial. → Read More

Are Muscogee County jury pools fair? A cold-case challenge could affect death-penalty case.

The Georgia Supreme Court will let stand a Columbus judge’s ruling rejecting a grand jury challenge in a cold-case homicide as the issue remains pending in a local death penalty case. → Read More

Ga. woman gets prison after stealing $110K from parents, keeping them in appalling conditions

Jennifer Elizabeth Croy from Columbus, Georgia sentenced to five years for stealing thousands of dollars from parents to buy drugs, police say. Croy neglected her parents and denied them food. → Read More