CategoryCaught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley

Caught Up: Crime Beat Writers Matter

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Veteran newsman Ben Wright proves prophetic in his “special treatment” prediction for a policeman in jail for murder. Vol. 7 of the “Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” series. Ben Wright jokes that his first day at the Ledger-Enquirer was on April Fool’s Day. A 1972 graduate of Harris County High School who went to college and began his career in...

Caught Up: Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap

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Local minister and nonprofit executive tackles the tough problem of recidivism to teaching the tools of personal finance among those convicted across the Chattahoochee Valley. “Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 6 Electric City Life Editor Frank Etheridge interview with Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap. 9.18.2019 Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap of the PRF InstituteCheck in with us...

Caught Up: Jed Tuiolosega’s Purpose-Driven Push to Lift Up Convicted Children

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Local YMCA child-care director stepped up this year to serve as the Board/Chairman of the combined Aron Cohn Regional / Muscogee Youth Detention facilities in northeast Columbus housing local kids caught up in the juvenile justice system. “Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” series Vol. 5 Jed Tuiolosega (aka Coach T) Sept. 2019 ECL Editor Frank Etheridge interview with Jed...

Caught Up: Seth Brown, Director, Mayor’s Office of Crime Prevention

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How politics, faith, and community connection share one man’s fight to keep his ‘finger in the dyke’ and cut off crime in Columbus at its root. “Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 5 Seth Brown in his “broom closet” office inside the city’s Annex building at 420 9th Street. “As you can see, all our office’s...

Caught Up: The Harlem Renaissance Visits the Columbus Stockade

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by Natalia N. Temesgen One summer nearly a century ago, Columbus, Georgia hosted two literary giants for a brief time as they road-tripped through the state. Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, arguably the most significant writers of the Harlem Renaissance, came into Columbus on August 15, 1927 after a week in Tuskegee, Alabama, chugging along in Hurston’s old Nash coupe. Hughes, prolific...

Caught Up: Jerome Lawson Bridges the Gap

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“Caught Up; Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 2 Jerome Lawson Electric City Life Editor Frank Etheridge interviews Jerome Lawson at this food truck on 13th Street. 7.2.2019 “Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” vol. 2 takes a seat #onthetable with Bridge the Gap minister Jerome Lawson. #chattchat in #ColumbusGA funded by grant support from...

Caught Up: Going to Jail with Chaplain Neil

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“Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 1 Like all other sheriff deputies reporting for duty at Muscogee County Jail, Chaplain Neil Richardson doesn’t carry a gun at work. “It’d just end up getting used against you,” Richardson says during a recent tour of the city facility. He explains matter-of-factly the policy against the 100 or so Muscogee County Sheriff’s...