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    Remember When Encore: Old Muscogee County Courthouse

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    The old Muscogee County Courthouse stood in the shadows of our current government center in downtown Columbus. It was built in 1896. It holds special memories for Columbus resident Jeanne McCrum. More>>

    Remember When Encore: Drive-in Theaters

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    John Gilbert worked at WRBL in the 1970's when the news was captured on film instead of video tape. But John's love of film, cameras and projectors goes back to his boyhood. "I grew up in a drive-in More>>

    Remember When Encore: Pritchett's

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    Joy and Jimmy Shierling know a thing or two about catfish. Joy's parents, H.B. and Ina Mae Pritchett, bought a grocery store on Buena Vista Road in 1946 and transformed it into Pritchett's Kitchenette. More>>

    Remember When Encore: Phenix City Stagg Bowl

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    The year was 1982. West Georgia won the NCAA Division III national championship beating Augustana 14-0 in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Phenix City. Phenix City hosted the Stagg Bowl for fifteen More>>

    Remember When Encore: Columbus Square Mall

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    Columbus Square Mall opened in 1965 and was one of the first indoor malls in the State of Georgia. Located on Macon Road, it had 38 stores including Penney's and Sears. Twenty years after it opened More>>

    Remember When Encore: The Goo Goo

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    This is part of our continuing coverage of the 60th anniversary of WRBL. As we share the stories of some of the personalities who graced our airwaves over the years, we thought it would also be appropriate More>>

    Remember When Encore: Columbus Municipal Auditorium

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    As we at WRBL News 3 celebrate our 60th anniversary by recalling the history of the station, we thought it would also be appropriate to remember slices of our city's history at the same time. 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>>

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    • Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

      Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

      Saturday, August 30 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:11:34 GMT
      Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
      Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
    • Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say

      Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say

      Sunday, August 31 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:13:37 GMT
      Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.
      Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
      Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
    • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

      Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

      Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
      Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
      Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
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    • Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

      UPDATE: Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

      UPDATE: Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

      Sunday, August 31 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:21:04 GMT
      Savannah Fire Department and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of an industrial accident at the International Paper Company on West Lathrop Avenue in Savannah. Spokesman Mark Keller says Savannah Fire arrived on the scene and commenced CPR, but the man was unresponsive.Details are limited now. Stay with WSAV for the latest, as News Three's Ian Margol is on the scene learning more.
      Savannah Fire Department and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of an industrial accident at the International Paper Company on West Lathrop Avenue in Savannah. Spokesman Mark Keller says Savannah Fire arrived on the scene and commenced CPR, but the man was unresponsive.Details are limited now. Stay with WSAV for the latest, as News Three's Ian Margol is on the scene learning more.
    • UPDATE: Man Arrested in Statesboro Bar Fight Death Denied Bond

      UPDATE: Man Arrested in Statesboro Bar Fight Death Denied Bond

      Saturday, August 30 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:31:41 GMT
      A 20 year old is in custody, accused of beating 18 Year old GSU freshman Michael Gatto to death inside a club
      A 20 year old is in custody, accused of beating 18 Year old GSU freshman Michael Gatto to death inside a club
    • Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

      Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

      Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

      Sunday, August 31 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:26:13 GMT
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, on Highway 21 in Beaufort. According to Sgt. Bob Beres, a 1998 Mercedes Benz ran off of the right side of the road and overturned. 
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, on Highway 21 in Beaufort. According to Sgt. Bob Beres, a 1998 Mercedes Benz ran off of the right side of the road and overturned. 
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