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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: 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: 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...

Sunday Q&A: Mayor Skip Henderson

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Sworn in Jan. 7 to serve as the 70th mayor of Columbus, Georgia, Mayor B.H. “Skip” Henderson III sat down with with Electric City Life recently to share his thoughts on the best path forward for the Government Center, crime in the community as a problem of perception and reality, and how to stem the brain drain’s outgoing flow. What is the biggest challenge facing Columbus, Georgia right now? It...