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World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW. World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW.

News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

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Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn has been living in the same house in Cataula for 45 years. Over the weekend his home underwent extensive renovations thanks to volunteers with the Cataula VFW. Darrell Sullivan is a lifetime member of that post andwas the team captain for the renovation project. Sullivan says, "Shorty is a World War II veteran. He's been shot multiple times with small arms and with shrapnel. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war twice." The weekend rain was not a deterrent for ... More>>

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News 3 Neighbors: Callaway Gardens train returns

All aboard! After a four year absence, the Callaway Gardens train has returned. All aboard! After a four year absence, the Callaway Gardens train has returned.
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It's a sound that's been missing at Callaway Gardens' Robin Lake Beach for four years. The train is back! Only this one is trackless and runs on electricity. It's the brainchild of a pair of Pine Mountain residents, City Councilor Warren Aldrich and retired railroad man Curtis Bray. Aldrich says he got the idea watching TV one night. "I was very impressed with the train as it was shown on TV, went to bed that night and before I went to sleep, I got to thinking...train, Callaway, and so forth.... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Miami Dolphins Linebacker Philip Wheeler

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When professional athletes return to their hometown to give back, it's a magical moment. Such was the case recently when former Shaw High School football player Philip Wheeler visited students at WRBL Partner in Education Loyd Elementary at Fort Benning. Students at Loyd probably felt like they were at a football camp. Smiths Station freshman football coach Charles Flowers brought some of his players to give students an up close and personal look at the gear used to play the game. The players... More>>

News 3 Neighbor: New Salem Baptist Church

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The town of Talbotton witnessed an amazing sight last week...a church being built from the ground up in one week! The project began on Saturday morning with a prayer on a concrete slab. A group called Carpenters for Christ traveled from eight states to help build a new sanctuary for New Salem Baptist Church in Talbotton.Pastor Kenneth Parker was overwhelmed. "I feel a lot of joy, a lot of awe and really unbelief that they would come this far. Some drove as long as 16 hours to get here."Dave T... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Jordan High Shop Volunteers

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A quartet of girls in Steve Potts' Jordan High School construction class is quietly making a name for themselves in the community. Cheyenne Benge, Samantha McLain, Doris McLain, and Destiny Davis all love the construction process.Doris, a junior, admits, "I like building stuff. It makes me glad that it helps other people."Their current project is a playhouse that will be sold to the highest bidder to raise money for Easter Seals. The measure of these girls' efforts is not in what they do for ... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Mike James

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Most folks featured in News 3 Neighbors are active members of the community who are making an effort to give back without a lot of fanfare. Today's story actually dates back over 20 years to a gentleman who literally gave of himself through organ donation so that others might live. The Christmas season is a time for giving. That was the spirit that overwhelmed those at Midtown Medical Center today. They gathered to remember Phenix City Police Officer Mike James during a special organ donor t... More>>

News 3 Neighbor: Don Nahley

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It was the spring of 1962. WRBL and WTVM joined forces to have a TV tower built that would serve both stations. The FCC approved the construction of the tower in Cusseta. When it was finished, the tower rose to a height of 1,749 feet, the tallest manmade structure in the world at the time. It was acknowledged assuch by the Guinness Book of World Records. Former WRBL General Manager Don Nahley was an account executive in those days. He says they took clients out to the site to celebrate the ... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Rozell

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As WRBL celebrates 60 years of broadcasting, we are choosing to bring back some stories from our archives that showcase some of our most beloved TV personalities down through the years. This story More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Margaret Johnson

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This week's News 3 Neighbors story focuses on one of our longtime employees, Margaret Johnson. Margaret started to work for WRBL in 1957. We had only been on the air a little over three years. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Thomas Ahr

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This week's News 3 Neighbor is a weekly volunteer with the Open Door showering program in Columbus. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Frank Hart

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This week's News 3 Neighbors segment features an 83-year old Columbus man who still enjoys playing competitive softball. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Carl Fedde

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This week's News 3 Neighbor features a volunteer tram driver and tour guide for the National Infantry Museum. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Amy Cobb

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This week's News 3 Neighbors segment features Amy Cobb, an upcoming senior at Harris County High who is volunteering at two local hospitals this summer. More>>

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