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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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    • Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

      Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

      Monday, August 25 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:41:56 GMT
      Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.
      Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation.
      Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation.
    • FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

      FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:12:09 GMT
      Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.
      Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder.
      Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder.
    • Murder suspect turns himself in after Columbus mom, baby found dead in house fire

      Murder suspect turns himself in after Columbus mom, baby found dead in house fire

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:37:59 GMT
      The man suspected of killing a Columbus mother and baby found after a house fire last week has turned himself in to police, his attorney tells News 3.Defense Attorney Mark Shelnutt tells News 3 that Brandon Conner, 35, turned himself in late Tuesday night after police named him a suspect in the death of Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old son Dylan Conner.Remains believed to be that of Mitchell and her 6-month-old son were found after a house fire at 1324 Winifred Lane last Thursday. Mitchel...
      The man suspected of killing a Columbus mother and baby found after a house fire last week has turned himself in to police, his attorney tells News 3.Defense Attorney Mark Shelnutt tells News 3 that Brandon Conner, 35, turned himself in late Tuesday night after police named him a suspect in the death of Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old son Dylan Conner.Remains believed to be that of Mitchell and her 6-month-old son were found after a house fire at 1324 Winifred Lane last Thursday. Mitchel...
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