Columbus, Georgia

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a cotton gin attached as a part of the family complex, and continued in operation until the mid 1900’s. During the Civil War (American Civil War) the mill served to supply large size timber to the Confederacy. One of John's sons, William Coker White, who was a lieutenant in the 42nd Georgia C.S.A. (Dekalb Rangers) along with his brother Nicolas, came home early in the war to help oversee this aspect of the operation. According to family oral tradition, the lumber was then hauled over to the Chattahoochee River by wagon (to Aderhold’s Ferry near present day Six Flags) and floated down to Columbus, Georgia where the larger timbers were used in the construction of armored gunboat frames. (Note that one of William’s sons (James Wesley) married one of the Aderhold girls, Alzie.) Quite naturally when Gen. William T. Sherman burned the city of Atlanta (burning of Atlanta), he also found it advisable to burn much of the manufacturing infrastructure in the surrounding areas such as Dekalb County, including White's mill). After the war William Coker and his brother John Wesley rebuilt and continued to run the mill complex together. The economic circumstances after the war however, were such that all the members of the extended White families (John White had 16 children and each of these had their own households) could not rely upon the mill complex for support. Thus the family split up, with a number of White families (including William Coker White) moving as a group west of Atlanta to Haralson County, Georgia. William is buried in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery in Haralson County along with a number of other members of the White family. John White is buried next to his second wife Nancy Mapp Wells and beside a cenotaph for his first wife Hetty Layfield. Early life and politics Benning was born on a plantation in Columbia County, Georgia, the son of Pleasant Moon and Malinda Meriwether White Benning, the third of eleven children. He attended Franklin College (now the University of Georgia), graduating in 1834. While a student, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society. After college, he moved to Columbus, Georgia, which would be his home for the rest of his life. He was admitted to the bar (bar association) at age 21. ::This board was established for the purpose of carrying out the duties heretofore exercised by the Muscogee County Board of Elections and the Muscogee County Board of Registrars and which have the powers relating to the conduct of elections a primaries and the registration for voters and absentee balloting procedures that are provide for in the laws of Georgia. It has five members, consisting of one each from the two major political parties and three appointed by the Columbus Council. (Act No. 149 (H. B. 941) signed into law by the Governor on April 4, 1991) Its executive director is also appointed by the Columbus Council. me, this is pretty clearly talking about the Governor of Georgia, who works out of Atlanta , not Columbus (Columbus, Georgia). Even if it ''were'' talking about the Governor of Columbus, I think it's pretty telling that such a supposèd personage has done nothing, at least worthy of mention on the City's website, in the past 14 years... Tomer (User:TShilo12) TALK (User talk:TShilo12) 03:30, May 19, 2005 (UTC) :'''Comment'''. Interestingly enough, there does appear to really have been such a thing as "Governor of Columbus". Unfortunately for this article, he appears to have been a ''military'' governor, and that, of Columbus, Kentucky, and that, in the era of Reconstruction. No help for this article there... Tomer (User:TShilo12) TALK (User talk:TShilo12) 04:25, May 19, 2005 (UTC) Born DATE OF BIRTH September 22, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Columbus (Columbus, Georgia), Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH February 24, 1978


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department superintendent and later a vice-president with Puget Sound Power & Light (Puget Sound Energy).

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featuring news throughout the southeast. *''To Do'', a weekly publication featuring current events. Radio AM stations

(Rhythmic oldies) *WRCG 1420 (News (News radio), Talk (Talk radio)) *WHAL (WHAL (AM)) 1460 (Sports (Sports radio)) *WTLM 1520 (Oldies) *WIOL (WIOL (AM)) 1580 (Sports (Sports radio)) FM stations

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Broadcasting Company ABC ) **9.2 WTVM-DT2 (AccuWeather (The Local AccuWeather Channel)) *WWCG (White Springs Television) 11, White Springs Media (White Springs Television) (WSTV (White Springs Television)) *WYBU (WYBU-LP) 16, Christian Television Network (CTN (Christian Television Network)) *WACS (WACS-TV) 25, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission (Georgia Public Broadcasting) (GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting), Public Broadcasting Service PBS

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of Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)) as '''Cedartown'''. An influx of industrial business bolstered the largely cotton-based economy of Cedartown, with Goodyear and other fabric mills and iron works appearing in or near what is now the Cedartown Industrial Park on the west side of town. Industrial and passenger railroad (rail transport) service was added to Cedartown in the early 20th century. Main St. became a part of U.S. Highway 27, a major north-south automobile route that connects Cedartown

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channel 8 as a frequency, though it was reclassified as a non-commercial facility, clearing the way for the University of Georgia's Athens-based educational station, WGTV (which, years later, relocated to Atlanta.) Columbus, Georgia NBC affiliate WDAK TV 28 (WTVM) was able to move to VHF channel 9, while Dothan, Alabama CBS (CBS Television Network) affiliate WTVY (WTVY (TV)) moved from channel 9 to the more desirable channel 4 and Columbus (Columbus, Georgia) CBS affiliate WRBL

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Daily Enquirer'', November 1, 1916. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, "War Eagle" appeared from time to time in the United States as an evocative nickname for people and things such as Native Americans (including professional wrestlers); race horses; a U.S. civil war mascot (Old Abe); and, in one case, a coal mine interest. "War Eagle" was written in 1954 and 1955 by New York songwriters Robert Allen (Robert Allen (songwriter)) and Al Stillman

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for its payroll deduction insurance coverage, which pays cash benefits when a policyholder has a covered accident or illness. The company states it insures "one of four Japanese households" and is "the largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual insurance policies in force". Corporate press release 29 July 2004 Aflac is also well known for its supplemental medical policies. History The company was founded by three brothers, John, Paul and Bill Amos, in Columbus (Columbus, Georgia), Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), in 1955, as American Family Life Insurance Company of Columbus. In 1964, the company name was changed to American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus. thumb right Douglas DC-9-15 of Southern Airways at Atlanta, Georgia, in October 1973 (Image:Douglas DC-9-10 N92S Southern ATL 06.10.73.jpg) By 1971, Southern was operating flights into New York City and Chicago and as far south as Orlando (Orlando, Florida) and Miami. Because U.S. government regulation of airline routes (U.S. government role in civil aviation) prohibited Southern from operating flights from New York or Washington, D.C. nonstop to Atlanta, an unusual route developed which provided multiple daily flights from New York and Washington nonstop to Columbus, Georgia, then on to Dothan, Alabama; Mobile, Alabama; Panama City, Florida, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; and or Gulfport (Gulfport, Mississippi) Biloxi, Mississippi. Southern remained a regional airline in character, and flights with up to five or six stops were frequently found in their published schedules. Biography Mockbee was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He served two years in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer (Officer (armed forces)) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He enrolled at Auburn University and was graduated from the School of Architecture in 1974. Mockbee interned (internship) in Columbus, Georgia before returning to Mississippi in 1977, where he formed a partnership with his classmate and friend, Thomas Goodman. *Augusta (Augusta, Georgia) - WAGT 26 *Columbus (Columbus, Georgia) - WLTZ-TV 38 *Macon (Macon, Georgia) - WMGT-TV 41 During 2003, Evans acted in the MTV (MTV Films)-produced romantic comedy ''The Fighting Temptations'' in which she appeared in a brief but major role portraying a single mother and night club singer. DATE OF BIRTH September 22, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Columbus (Columbus, Georgia), Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH February 24, 1978

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to the United States Marines. After leaving the military, the 21-year-old played two years of semi-pro football in West Allis, Wisconsin before joining the Norfolk,_Virginia Norfolk Neptunes of the Continental Football League in 1969.

Columbus, Georgia

'''Columbus''' is the second largest city in Georgia. It is the county seat of Muscogee County (Muscogee County, Georgia), Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), United States, with which it is consolidated (Consolidated city-county). Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Area (Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area) counts 316,554. It joins with the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn (Auburn, Alabama) and Opelika (Opelika, Alabama) to form the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika Combined Statistical Area (Greater Columbus, Georgia), which had a 2013 population of 501,649. Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state.

Columbus lies southwest of Atlanta. Fort Benning, a major employer, is located south of the city in Chattahoochee County (Chattahoochee County, Georgia). The city is home to museums and other tourism sites. The area is served by the Columbus Airport (Columbus Airport (Georgia)). The current mayor is Teresa Tomlinson, who was elected in November 2010. In 2007, ''Best Life'' magazine ranked Columbus #4 on the Top 100 Places To Raise A Family. Best Places To Live 2007 100-Best Places to Live Retrieved 2009-08-06 In 2013, ranked Columbus #74 on the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. Ledger-Enquirer: Columbus appears on list of top 100 best places to live In 2011, The Daily Beast ranked Columbus #1 on the list of the 30 Brokest Cities in America. Daily Beast: The 30 Brokest Cities in America Ledger-Enquirer: Website ranks Columbus as 'brokest city in America' Security company Safemart rated Columbus the most dangerous city in 2013, while a rates Columbus the most dangerous city in America Gallup well-being poll (Gallup (company)), published in 2014 on Yahoo!, ranked the Columbus area as the seventh-most miserable city in the U.S. USA Today: Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-being Ledger-Enquirer: Recent study names Columbus the 7th most miserable city in U.S. Yahoo!: America's most miserable cities

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