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Columbus Technical College Names 2017 Top Student

NEWS RELEASE Of the estimated 3,000 students currently enrolled at Columbus Technical College, 45-year-old single mom Melissa Forsythe stands out as the best-of-the-best and, as such, has been named the College’s GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) winner for 2017.…

New Tornadoes Confirmed Late Wednesday

Survey teams from various National Weather Service offices continued their investigations on potential area tornadoes on Wednesday and confirmed several more in Alabama and Georgia. Take a look at the latest numbers: -Chief Meteorologist Connect + Follow Matt: Facebook Twitter…

Cards Against Humanity wants Obama to be CEO

(CNN) - It calls itself "the number-one best-selling party game" and now it wants to hire a CEO. Cards Against Humanity could be described as a filthy version of Apple to Apples and the people behind it want someone particular…

GM pays $1.3 million to buy back vintage research car

(CNN) - General Motors paid over $1.3 million to buy back an experimental car the company built in the early 1960's. GM confirmed that the purchase of the "Cerv 1" took place at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale on Saturday.…

Sales of 1984 novel soar after Trump claims

(CNN) - It's not completely clear why... But the demand for George Orwell's novel "1984" has been skyrocketing. The book became the top seller on Amazon's computer-generated list Tuesday night and this morning. Other books with similar themes are also…

Erin Andrews reveals cervical cancer surgery

(CNN) - Fox sports reporter Erin Andrews revealed to Sports Illustrated's mmqb.com she battled cervical cancer late last year. The diagnosis came several months after she won a civil trial against a stalker for invading her privacy. She said after…

Bank robber says rather be in jail that with wife

(CNN) - A 70-year-old Kansas man says he robbed a bank last year because he'd rather be in jail than live with his wife. Lawrence ripple pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Kansas City, Kansas, last September. Authorities…

Chaplain: Just say no to Casino

As legislators prepare to debate this idea of casino gambling and whether or not to allow citizens to vote on the issue, one of the largest business owners in South Columbus…

Citi mortgage units fined $28.8 million

(CNN) - Two mortgage units of banking giant Citi are being fined a combined $28.8 million. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered the fines, saying the businesses gave "the runaround" to cash-strapped homeowners facing foreclosure. It said, "Consumers were kept…

Olive Garden unveils all-you-can-eat deal

(WRTV) - Olive Garden has unveiled another all-you-can-eat deal. This time, the restaurant chain is offering customers unlimited pasta in one sitting for as little at $11.99. Diners can choose one of five entrees, as well as all the soup,…

NASA: Saturn moon looks like eyeball/death star

(CNN) - Star Wars fans, this one a no-brainer for you. Some fans of the franchise say this real-life moon reminds them of the death star. But the picture actually shows Tethys, a moon orbiting around Saturn. The giant circle…

Dippin Dots CEO to Sean Spicer "Let's be friends"

(CNN) - Dippin' Dots CEO  Scott Fischer is trying to sweet-talk White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Fischer wrote in an open letter to Spicer on Monday that the company would "like to be friends rather than foes." He referenced…

Sierra Nevada recalls beers in 36 states

(CNN) - Beer drinkers, listen up! Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is recalling some of its bottled beer in 36 states. The company says glass can break off and fall into the bottle. The recall applies to eight brands including Torpedo…

Stephen Colbert to host 2017 Emmy Awards

(CNN) - Stephen Colbert has been tapped as host for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards this fall. It marks the first time Colbert will host the program, which will air on the network September 17th. CBS in an announcement calls…

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