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  • Local organizations giving away 1000 boxes of food

    Local organizations giving away 1000 boxes of food

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-01-22 02:20:25 GMT
    (Source: Bryan Hopkins)(Source: Bryan Hopkins)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Two local organizations came together to give out 1000 boxes of food to the community of Columbus. Feeding the Valley and the Mission Continues banded together Saturday to give away 1000 boxes of food on Saturday. The event started at 12 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. The giveaway is at the intersection of Ft. Benning Road and Victory Dr. parking lot of Ace Furniture. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, downloa...

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Two local organizations came together to give out 1000 boxes of food to the community of Columbus. Feeding the Valley and the Mission Continues banded together Saturday to give away 1000 boxes of food on Saturday. The event started at 12 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. The giveaway is at the intersection of Ft. Benning Road and Victory Dr. parking lot of Ace Furniture. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, downloa...

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  • Gwinnett Co. SWAT standoff ends in suicide

    Gwinnett Co. SWAT standoff ends in suicide

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:42 AM EST2018-01-20 12:42:07 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:15 AM EST2018-01-21 14:15:32 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    At 7:15 a.m. the shooter turned a handgun on himself as police closed in on him near Old Norcross-Tucker Road.

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    At 7:15 a.m. the shooter turned a handgun on himself as police closed in on him near Old Norcross-Tucker Road.

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  • APS issues snow make-up days survey to students, parents, teachers

    APS issues snow make-up days survey to students, parents, teachers

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:47 PM EST2018-01-19 22:47:17 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 7:28 AM EST2018-01-21 12:28:44 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    Atlanta Public School students got another snow day, and it's the third one this week. 

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    Atlanta Public School students got another snow day, and it's the third one this week. 

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  • More flu cases confirmed, doctors still recommend getting vaccinated

    More flu cases confirmed, doctors still recommend getting vaccinated

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-20 21:32:31 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Dr. Joseph Conklin with Columbus Regional Health said he's already seen his fair share of patients coming into his office, saying they have flu-like symptoms. "We're seeing a fair amount this year," he said. "Maybe a little more compared to last year." Numbers across the country only support his observation. The Centers for Disease Control reported 14,401 confirmed flu cases during the week of January 13, bringing the season's tot...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Dr. Joseph Conklin with Columbus Regional Health said he's already seen his fair share of patients coming into his office, saying they have flu-like symptoms. "We're seeing a fair amount this year," he said. "Maybe a little more compared to last year." Numbers across the country only support his observation. The Centers for Disease Control reported 14,401 confirmed flu cases during the week of January 13, bringing the season's tot...More >>
  • Funeral for Dollar General shooting victim held Saturday

    Funeral for Dollar General shooting victim held Saturday

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:54 PM EST2018-01-20 20:54:46 GMT
    (Source: Family)(Source: Family)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The funeral for the shooting victim who was involved in a road rage incident was held Saturday afternoon. Lorenzo Freeman was killed after a road rage incident involving two other men at a Dollar General in Fort Mitchell. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Ozark, AL.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The funeral for the shooting victim who was involved in a road rage incident was held Saturday afternoon. Lorenzo Freeman was killed after a road rage incident involving two other men at a Dollar General in Fort Mitchell. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Ozark, AL.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

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  • Hazmat team responds to situation at Auburn University

    Hazmat team responds to situation at Auburn University

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-01-20 20:50:36 GMT
    (Source: Auburn University)(Source: Auburn University)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Auburn police and fire crews responded to a hazmat situation at Auburn University this afternoon. The incident occurred in Funchess hall at Auburn.  A hazardous chemical was reportedly poured down the drain during the cleanup process in one of the rooms being cleaned. The chemical did not go all the way down the drain and caused an odor in the building.  One person inside the building reported lightheadedness as a result of the fumes and i...

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Auburn police and fire crews responded to a hazmat situation at Auburn University this afternoon. The incident occurred in Funchess hall at Auburn.  A hazardous chemical was reportedly poured down the drain during the cleanup process in one of the rooms being cleaned. The chemical did not go all the way down the drain and caused an odor in the building.  One person inside the building reported lightheadedness as a result of the fumes and i...

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  • Lee County man dies while hunting

    Lee County man dies while hunting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-20 21:01:10 GMT
    (Source: Lee County Coroner)(Source: Lee County Coroner)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS officials responded to a call about a man who was found to be unresponsive during a hunting trip.  51-year-old Edward Martin Jr. was found Friday night around 7 p.m. at the bottom of a tree he was posted at while hunting.  The Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS made it to the scene at 7:41 p.m. and pronounced Martin dead at the scene.  Officials say it appears he fell from about 18 to 20 feet to ...

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS officials responded to a call about a man who was found to be unresponsive during a hunting trip.  51-year-old Edward Martin Jr. was found Friday night around 7 p.m. at the bottom of a tree he was posted at while hunting.  The Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS made it to the scene at 7:41 p.m. and pronounced Martin dead at the scene.  Officials say it appears he fell from about 18 to 20 feet to ...

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  • Rep. Tom Graves releases a statement on the government shutdown

    Rep. Tom Graves releases a statement on the government shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:06 PM EST2018-01-20 19:06:43 GMT
    (Source: Tom Graves Instagram)(Source: Tom Graves Instagram)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Rep. Tom Graves released a statement about his involvement in the government shutdown. Read the full statement below: “I supported the short-term government funding bill that passed the House on Thursday, which delays harmful Obamacare taxes and also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The House did its job. The sole reason the government shut down is because Senate Democrats refused to join Senate Republicans t...

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Rep. Tom Graves released a statement about his involvement in the government shutdown. Read the full statement below: “I supported the short-term government funding bill that passed the House on Thursday, which delays harmful Obamacare taxes and also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The House did its job. The sole reason the government shut down is because Senate Democrats refused to join Senate Republicans t...

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  • UPDATE: Fire reported on Cusseta Road

    UPDATE: Fire reported on Cusseta Road

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-01-20 18:50:10 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A fire has been reported on Cusseta Road in Columbus. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. Saturday at Victory Park Trailer Homes.  This is a developing story, please check back with News Leader 9 for more updates.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A fire has been reported on Cusseta Road in Columbus. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. Saturday at Victory Park Trailer Homes.  This is a developing story, please check back with News Leader 9 for more updates.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

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  • How the government shutdown may impact Fort Benning

    How the government shutdown may impact Fort Benning

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:31 AM EST2018-01-20 16:31:29 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    With Fort Benning operating directly under the federal government, many people wonder how this latest shutdown will impact the Valley.

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    With Fort Benning operating directly under the federal government, many people wonder how this latest shutdown will impact the Valley.

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  • Visitors get behind the scenes look at Coastal Heritage Society's "Night at the Museum"

    Visitors get behind the scenes look at Coastal Heritage Society's "Night at the Museum"

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:15 PM EST2018-01-21 03:15:12 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    The Coastal Heritage Society held their 2018 "Night at the Museum" event on Saturday evening at the Savannah History Museum, an event that organizers say is  a great way to learn about  history in a different way. 

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    The Coastal Heritage Society held their 2018 "Night at the Museum" event on Saturday evening at the Savannah History Museum, an event that organizers say is  a great way to learn about  history in a different way. 

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  • Dawn's Daughters learn lifesaving techniques during quarterly meeting

    Dawn's Daughters learn lifesaving techniques during quarterly meeting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-01-20 23:50:33 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    The young women of Dawn's Daughters leadership academy took time on Saturday to learn lifesaving techniques and practices. "It's something that you don't think you need until it's in the moment," Brianna Lackie. "You realize that it's a tool and a skill that you can have for the rest of your life and it can be beneficial to others in your community and in your life without even realizing it."

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    The young women of Dawn's Daughters leadership academy took time on Saturday to learn lifesaving techniques and practices. "It's something that you don't think you need until it's in the moment," Brianna Lackie. "You realize that it's a tool and a skill that you can have for the rest of your life and it can be beneficial to others in your community and in your life without even realizing it."

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  • First-ever sensational science Saturday

    First-ever sensational science Saturday

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:34 PM EST2018-01-20 23:34:59 GMT
    Little boy amazed by science experiment (Source: WALB)Little boy amazed by science experiment (Source: WALB)

    Children of all abilities got a first-hand look at science thanks to a local healthcare group. Thronateeska Heritage Center welcomed Beckhom Behavioral Consulting for Sensational Science Saturday. 

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    Children of all abilities got a first-hand look at science thanks to a local healthcare group. Thronateeska Heritage Center welcomed Beckhom Behavioral Consulting for Sensational Science Saturday. 

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  • Federal government shutdown affects Southwest Georgia

    Federal government shutdown affects Southwest Georgia

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-01-20 23:27:52 GMT
    Congress in session (Source: WALB)Congress in session (Source: WALB)

    With government at a standstill you may be wondering how this affects you in Southwest Georgia. 

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    With government at a standstill you may be wondering how this affects you in Southwest Georgia. 

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  • R/C race raises money for "Back the Blue"

    R/C race raises money for "Back the Blue"

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-01-20 23:23:40 GMT
    Remote control car speeds across raceway (Source: WALB)Remote control car speeds across raceway (Source: WALB)

    Local remote control car fanatics were out at Chehaw today, raising money for local law enforcement.

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    Local remote control car fanatics were out at Chehaw today, raising money for local law enforcement.

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  • 2nd annual women's march for solidarity held in Wright Square

    2nd annual women's march for solidarity held in Wright Square

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-20 23:00:29 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Women in Savannah and across the nation took to the streets on Saturday to stand with other women to protest against President Trump's administration. 

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    Women in Savannah and across the nation took to the streets on Saturday to stand with other women to protest against President Trump's administration. 

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  • Savannah churches hold interfaith service to stand against gun violence

    Savannah churches hold interfaith service to stand against gun violence

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-01-20 21:55:03 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    People of all backgrounds and religions held an interfaith service to raise awareness on gun violence in Savannah on Saturday in Nathaniel Greene Park.  

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    People of all backgrounds and religions held an interfaith service to raise awareness on gun violence in Savannah on Saturday in Nathaniel Greene Park.  

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  • Abercorn SB lanes at Jackson Blvd. closed after 2 car crash

    Abercorn SB lanes at Jackson Blvd. closed after 2 car crash

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-01-20 21:34:54 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    The southbound lanes of Abercorn Street are closed at Jackson Boulevard following a two-car crash on Saturday afternoon.  #SCMPDtraffic Southbound lanes of Abercorn at Jackson Blvd closed for crash with injuries. Closure estimate is 30 mins to 1 hr pic.twitter.com/XSHLJlJ1JQ — SCMPD (@scmpd) January 20, 2018 Four people have been taken to the hospital. Avoid the area and please drive safely! Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The southbound lanes of Abercorn Street are closed at Jackson Boulevard following a two-car crash on Saturday afternoon.  #SCMPDtraffic Southbound lanes of Abercorn at Jackson Blvd closed for crash with injuries. Closure estimate is 30 mins to 1 hr pic.twitter.com/XSHLJlJ1JQ — SCMPD (@scmpd) January 20, 2018 Four people have been taken to the hospital. Avoid the area and please drive safely! Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Local government agencies and officials respond to government shutdown

    Local government agencies and officials respond to government shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-01-20 21:26:50 GMT
    Source: WFXG FileSource: WFXG File

    The U.S. is facing its first government shutdown since 2013 due to Congress and the President failing to reach a funding agreement. The shutdown will cause many non-essential personnel to be placed on furlough and not go into work on Monday.

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    The U.S. is facing its first government shutdown since 2013 due to Congress and the President failing to reach a funding agreement. The shutdown will cause many non-essential personnel to be placed on furlough and not go into work on Monday.

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  • Republican groups rally together in Ellis Square

    Republican groups rally together in Ellis Square

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-01-20 21:03:47 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Republican groups gathered together in Ellis Square on Saturday to celebrate President Trump's first year in the White House. Congressmen Buddy Carter was supposed to be the guest speaker at a Savannah President Trump rally. He originally planned to be there in person, but the government shutdown kept him in the nation's capital. 

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    Republican groups gathered together in Ellis Square on Saturday to celebrate President Trump's first year in the White House. Congressmen Buddy Carter was supposed to be the guest speaker at a Savannah President Trump rally. He originally planned to be there in person, but the government shutdown kept him in the nation's capital. 

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    Albany business offers up to $20K for information in arson investigation

    Albany business offers up to $20K for information in arson investigation

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:47 PM EST2018-01-20 17:47:15 GMT
    (Source: Albany Fire Department)(Source: Albany Fire Department)

    The Anderson Company posted on Facebook that they are now offering a reward up to 20-thousand dollars for any information in this arson investigation.

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    The Anderson Company posted on Facebook that they are now offering a reward up to 20-thousand dollars for any information in this arson investigation.

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  • Victory Drive back open after natural gas leak

    Victory Drive back open after natural gas leak

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-20 20:46:39 GMT
    (Source: Savannah Professional Firefighters Association)(Source: Savannah Professional Firefighters Association)

    A major gas leak on Victory Drive has caused the road to close. 

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    A major gas leak on Victory Drive has caused the road to close. 

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  • Atlanta to return 50 APS property deeds

    Atlanta to return 50 APS property deeds

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:05 PM EST2018-01-20 19:05:45 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:05 PM EST2018-01-20 19:05:45 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    Councilman Andre Dickens tried to mediate the impasse before, but now with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in office his bill to return 50 properties to the school system is moving ahead quickly.

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    Councilman Andre Dickens tried to mediate the impasse before, but now with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in office his bill to return 50 properties to the school system is moving ahead quickly.

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  • Armed robbery suspect killed in police shootout

    Armed robbery suspect killed in police shootout

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:43 AM EST2018-01-20 16:43:12 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:42 PM EST2018-01-20 18:42:14 GMT
    Source: MGN OnlineSource: MGN Online

    Police say a suspect committed an armed robbery at a Kroger on the 8000 block of Holocomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek.

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    Police say a suspect committed an armed robbery at a Kroger on the 8000 block of Holocomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek.

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  • Coca Cola has big plans to go green

    Coca Cola has big plans to go green

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-01-20 18:30:39 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-01-20 18:30:39 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    The Atlanta-based company says it'll attempt to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one sole by the year 2030. 

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    The Atlanta-based company says it'll attempt to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one sole by the year 2030. 

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  • Suspect who stole vehicle, dumped kids on side of road denied bond

    Suspect who stole vehicle, dumped kids on side of road denied bond

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-01-17 22:52:24 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:01 PM EST2018-01-20 17:01:09 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    A man and a 16 year-old juvenile, both suspected of stealing a vehicle with two children inside, are in police custody after being arrested in Clayton County.

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    A man and a 16 year-old juvenile, both suspected of stealing a vehicle with two children inside, are in police custody after being arrested in Clayton County.

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  • Car Accident on 13th Street in Phenix City

    Car Accident on 13th Street in Phenix City

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-01-20 03:43:08 GMT

    A car accident caused traffic delays in Phenix City Saturday night.  

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    A car accident caused traffic delays in Phenix City Saturday night.  

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  • Locals reflect on Georgia mother charging 5-year-old daughter rent

    Locals reflect on Georgia mother charging 5-year-old daughter rent

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:00 AM EST2018-01-20 15:00:01 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Essence Evans says she gives her daughter $7 in allowance, but adds, "I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves." 

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    Essence Evans says she gives her daughter $7 in allowance, but adds, "I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves." 

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Mother of victim in deadly Columbus car crash recalls last moment with daughter

    EXCLUSIVE: Mother of victim in deadly Columbus car crash recalls last moment with daughter

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:28 AM EST2018-01-20 05:28:01 GMT

    “She fought. She was very sweet. “ A life lost too soon, says Diane, the mother of 37-year-old Claudia Johnson who died during a late January 18th crash on Steam Mill Road in Columbus.

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    “She fought. She was very sweet. “ A life lost too soon, says Diane, the mother of 37-year-old Claudia Johnson who died during a late January 18th crash on Steam Mill Road in Columbus.

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