The Ledger-Enquirer is a newspaper headquartered in downtown Columbus, Georgia, in the United States. It was founded in 1828 as the Columbus Enquirer by Mirabeau B. Lamar[3] who later played a pivotal role in the founding of the Republic of Texas and served as its third President.[4] The newspaper is a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.[5][6]

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Ledger enquirer cover 6-28-11
The June 28, 2011 front page
of the Ledger-Enquirer
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The McClatchy Company[1]
PublisherRodney Mahone
EditorRoss McDuffie
(as The Columbus Enquirer)
Headquarters945 Broadway
Columbus, Georgia 31901
 United States
Circulation35,054 (daily)
43,427 (Sunday)[2]


In 1874, the Columbus Enquirer, until then a weekly publication, merged with Columbus's first daily newspaper, the Daily Sun, to form the Columbus Enquirer-Sun.[7] The paper was published under this name for many years before eventually dropping the hyphen and reverting to the name Columbus Enquirer. The paper was purchased by R. W. Page in 1930.[2] For many years the morning Columbus Enquirer and the afternoon Columbus Ledger, a paper founded in 1886, and also owned by R. W. Page, published a combined Sunday paper known as the Sunday Ledger-Enquirer. Knight Newspapers acquired the company in 1973, and in 1988 the papers merged the daily edition as well, adopting the name Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.[2] Knight Ridder was acquired by The McClatchy Company in 2006.[8]

1926 Pulitzer Prize

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service "for the service which it rendered in its brave and energetic fight against the Ku Klux Klan; against the enactment of a law barring the teaching of evolution; against dishonest and incompetent public officials and for justice to the Negro and against lynching."[5]

1955 Pulitzer Prize

The Columbus Ledger and Sunday Ledger-Enquirer were awarded the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their "complete news coverage and fearless editorial attack on widespread corruption in neighboring Phenix City, Alabama which were effective in destroying a corrupt and racket-ridden city government. The newspaper exhibited an early awareness of the evils of lax law enforcement before the situation in Phenix City erupted into murder. It covered the whole unfolding story of the final prosecution of the wrong-doers with skill, perception, force and courage."[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Our Markets". Sacramento, California: McClatchy Company. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c The McClatchy Company - Newspaper Profiles, mcclatchy.com; retrieved September 2008
  3. ^ Prospectus for the Columbus Enquirer, 1828. tsl.state.tx.us; retrieved April 2007
  4. ^ President Mirabeau B. Lamar. tsl.state.tx.us. retrieved March 2008
  5. ^ a b The Pulitzer Prizes for 1926, pulitzer.org; retrieved September 2008
  6. ^ a b The Pulitzer Prizes for 1955. pulitzer.org. retrieved September 2008
  7. ^ Newspaper List:Georgia, web.library.emory.edu; retrieved April 2007
  8. ^ The McClatchy Company - About Archived 2007-07-10 at the Wayback Machine, mcclatchy.com; retrieved September 2008

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2016 Columbus Lions season

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Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a community college in Phenix City, Alabama, United States. It serves residents of Russell County and parts of Bullock, Lee, Macon, and Barbour Counties, as well as the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area. Since 1975 it has shared its campus with Troy University's Phenix City Campus.The College was established in 1973 as the Chattahoochee Valley State Junior College by an act of the Alabama State Legislature. It opened in January 1974 in a temporary location with 280 students, and in April 1974 had 1,239 students. Local residents donated 103 acres (42 ha) of land for the College's permanent buildings. By 1976, the College had five new permanent buildings and 15 temporary buildings. The College has nine permanent buildings, the newest being the Instructional & Performing Arts Center (IPAC).In the 1980s, the "junior" in the college's name was changed to "community". In 1996, the "state" was dropped, resulting in the current name, Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

The first president was Dr. Ralph M. Savage, appointed in October 1973. Subsequent presidents were Dr. James Owen (1980 until 1993), Dr. Richard Federinko (1993 to 2002), Dr. Laurel Blackwell (2003-2010) and Dr. Glen Cannon (2011-2014). The current interim president is Mr. Mark Ellard. In Spring of 2018, CVCC announced that Mrs. Jacqueline B. Screws was chosen as President after leading Wallace community college of Eufaula.

The Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation, an organization associated with the College, raises funds for student scholarships.

College Football Data Warehouse

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Columbus Lions

The Columbus Lions are a professional indoor football team based in Columbus, Georgia and a founding member of the National Arena League (NAL) for the 2017 season. The Lions were founded in 2006 as an expansion team of the World Indoor Football League (WIFL). After the WIFL went under in 2007, the Lions joined the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) where they played for two seasons. When the AIFA broke apart, the Lions joined the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL). The Lions joined the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) in 2012 when the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL) teams split up into two new leagues. After the 2015 season, the PIFL broke apart, and the Lions joined American Indoor Football for 2016.

In their first 12 seasons, the Lions have compiled a regular season record of 100–47 with division championships in 2009, 2011 and 2016. They have made five championship appearances: in the 2010 season where they defeated the Louisiana Swashbucklers in President's Cup II, in 2015 when they defeated the Richmond Raiders in PIFL Cup IV, in 2016 where they defeated the West Michigan Ironmen in the AIF Championship game, in 2017 when the Lions lost to the Jacksonville Sharks 21–27 in the inaugural NAL Championship, and in 2018 with 66–8 loss to the Carolina Cobras.

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Enquirer or The Enquirer may refer to:

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National Enquirer (1836), an American abolitionist newspaper

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Rory Pan of Johns Creek was crowned Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen on June 15, 2018 at the RiverCenter of the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia. She competed in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2019 pageant at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center on July 28, 2018 in Orlando, Florida where she was the 4th runner-up as well as receiving both the Overall Dance award and Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ award.

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It was founded in 1884 as The Weekly Herald, based in Biloxi. It expanded its coverage into Gulfport in 1905, and by 1934 had changed its name to The Daily Herald, becoming an evening and Saturday newspaper. The State Record Company bought the paper from its longtime owners, the Wilkins family, in 1968. Around this time, it moved its Saturday edition to morning publication and added a Sunday edition. It added a morning companion paper, the South Mississippi Sun, in 1973. That edition ran until 1985, when the two papers were merged as the Sun Herald, a seven-day all-day paper. The evening edition was dropped in 1986, shortly before State Record merged with Knight Ridder.The Sun Herald offices and printing presses were squarely hit by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, but the newspaper never missed an edition. Some of the staff evacuated in advance of the storm to Columbus, Georgia, where then-owner Knight Ridder owned the Ledger-Enquirer. From the Columbus paper's newsroom, The Sun Herald editors and designers, with the help of Knight Ridder journalists from across the country, produced daily editions of The Sun Herald for eleven days, until power could be restored to Biloxi and the newspaper could be produced at its plant there.

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Teresa Pike Tomlinson (born February 19, 1965) served as the 69th Mayor of Columbus, Georgia and was elected on November 30, 2010 with 68% of the vote. On January 3, 2011, she was sworn in as the city's first female mayor.On May 20, 2014 she was re-elected to a second term with 63% of the vote, making her the first Mayor since the city's consolidation in 1971 to win re-election in a contested race.Mayor Tomlinson was urged to run for statewide office, specifically the Office of the Governor, in Georgia's 2018 election cycle, but declined to do so, stating "We have important work to finish to achieve our vision for Columbus as we head into our bicentennial. Being a good steward of this amazing city has always been my primary objective. While in the batter's box, I keep my eye on the ball, not on the stands." Tomlinson completed her second term on January 6th, 2019. On January 7th, 2019, Tomlinson joined the law firm Hall Booth Smith, P.C., as a partner specializing in complex litigation, crisis management and strategic solutions. Tomlinson has announced that she is exploring the possibility of running for the United States Senate in 2020, the seat currently held by Senator David Perdue.

Tom Sellers (journalist)

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