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Fort Benning’s Training Land Expandion takes a needed pause, The Tri-County Journal & Chattahoochee Chronicle, Otober 26, 2011

Fort Benning revises BRAC growth numbers downward, by Tony Adamas, Ledger-Enquirer, August 14, 2011.

BRAC families impact local churches, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, August 14, 2011.

Governor Deal’s day in Columbus, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, July 20, 2011.

 

Tour of BRAC construction, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, June 30, 2011.

Fort Benning official says tax revenue loss is among the key concerns about expansion, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, June 30, 2011.

BRAC: Flag uncasing signals new beginning for Fort Benning, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, June 20, 2011.

Fort Benning welcomes Armor units from Fort Knox, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, June 20, 2011.

Col. Tom Macdonald, known as Fort Benning’s mayor, leaves for new assignment overseas, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, June 17, 2011.

Here come the tanks: Large Armor School shipment arrives at Fort Benning from Fort Knox, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, June 17, 2011.

Anticipating Good Times: Counting on Military Expansion and Tourism, by Ed Lightsey, Georgia Trend, June 2011.

BRAC Update: Reserve Center one-third complete, by Ben Wright, Ledger Enquirer, May 9th, 2011

Rev. Bishop attends Ground Breaking on new Martin Army Hospital, by Ben Wright, Ledger Enquirer, April 30th, 2011

Fort Benning: New Clinic Opens on Old Cussetta Road, by Ben Wright, Ledger Enquirer, April 27th, 2011

Columbus adding new apartment developments for Fort Benning Soldiers, by Tony Adams, Ledger Enquirer, April 26, 2011

BRAC Update: Medical, dental clinic in Harmony Churh opens this week, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, April 25, 2011.

BRAC Update: School choice for off-post families: Public or private?, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, April 11, 2011.

Infantry, armor troops ready to mix it up on Fort Benning, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, April 4, 2011.

Fort Knox troops moving to Benning ponder where to live in Columbus area, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, April 3, 2011.

Planned $110 million Fort Benning Army Lodge will boast 860 rooms, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, April 1, 2011.

E’town native at heart of Fort Benning information fair, by Amber Coulter, The News-Enterprise, April 1, 2011.

Final information fair at Fort Knox gives soldiers and families chance to learn about Columbus and Fort Benning area, by Tony Adamas, Ledger-Enquirer, April 1, 2011.

BRAC Update: Area companies, organizations pack for one last info fair at Fort Knox, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, March 28, 2011.

Census data show housing surge in Columbus area, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, March 21, 2011.

Vehicles continue rolling into new home at Benning, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, March 21, 2011.

BRAC realignment could spur Smiths Station growth, by Chris Anthony, OANow.com, March 4, 2011.

Businesses outside Columbus look to take advantage of BRAC boom, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, March 3, 2011.

Department of Defense to convert landfill gases into sustainable energy, by Linda Casey, Packaging Digest, March 1, 2011.

News 3 Special Report: Bird’s Eye View of BRAC, by Phil Scoggins, WRBL News 3, February 28, 2011

Simulations Training at Fort Benning, by Phil Scoggins, WRBL News 3, February 28, 2011.

Columbus area housing market braces for summer boom, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, February 27, 2011.

Fort Benning busy adding new tank firing ranges, by Ben Wright, The Bayonet, February 26, 2011.

Representative Bishop meets with military families at Ft. Benning Town Hall, WLTZ NBC 38, February 25, 2011.

Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers addresses military issues, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, February 24, 2011.

Fort Benning commander recaps first 100 days, by Kristin Molinaro, The Bayonet, February 22, 2011.

BRAC: Fort Gillem vehicles arrive, by Vince Little, The Bayonet, February 9, 2011.

Armor School to finish move to Fort Benning by Sept. 15, by Ben Wright, The Bayonet, February 5, 2011.

First ever Fort Benning Armor School opens, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, January 12, 2011.

Ft Knox 2-46 Transfer of Authority Ceremony to Ft. Benning, WLTZ NBC 38, January 11, 2011.

Harris County Sheriff on Fort Benning land acquisition study, by Allison Flowers, WRBL News 3, January 6, 2011.

Fort Benning officials eye land in Harris, Talbot counties for possible expansion, by Jim Mustian, Ledger-Enquirer, January 6, 2011.

Columbus mayor takes oath of office, shares “to do” list, by Lindsey Connell, WTVM News Leader 9, January 4, 2011.

Columbus’ judicial system braces for BRAC, by Roslyn Giles, WTVM News Leader 9, January 3, 2011.

Benning’s boost from BRAC expected to impact surrounding housing, retail sectors, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, January 3, 2011.

People boom from BRAC at Fort Benning about to be seen, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, January 2, 2011.

The Big Benning Theory, by Douglas Wissing, The American Legion Magazine, January 1, 2011.

Base Realignment And Closure: Road projects underway as post grows, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, December 30, 2010.

Columbus-area counties growing faster than most in Georgia, WRBL News 3, December 20, 2010.

Inaugural Class completes Maneuver Pre-Command Course, by Vince Little, The Bayonet, December 10, 2010.

Maneuver Center takes shape, by Vince Little, The Bayonet, December 10, 2010.

Count Down to BRAC, by Curtis McCloud, WTVM News Leader 9, December 7, 2010

Demand for water rises with BRAC, by Cheryl Rodewig, The Bayonet, December 2, 2010.

Maj. Gen. Robert Brown takes command of U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, by Chuck Williams, Ledger-Enquirer, November 5, 2010.

Armor School’s First Bradleys Reach Fort Benning, by Vince Little, The Bayonet, November 1, 2010.

Gunnery Training Goes Digital, by Kristin Molinaro, The Bayonet, October 1, 2010.

13 Stories About BRAC’s Impact, Columbus and the Valley Magazine, October 2010.

Columbus Leaders Head to North Carolina to Get Tips On Growth, by Olivia Laborde, WLTZ NBC 38, September 29, 2010.

Fort Knox Tanks Fire for the First Time, WLTZ NBC 38, September 29, 2010.

A Family Transitions WIth BRAC, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, September 16, 2010.

Local Housing Market Braces for Rebound, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, September 12, 2010.

Walbridge Aldinger Co. Wins $14.2 million U.S. Army Contract, by Chad Halcom, Crain’s Detroit Business, September 7, 2010.

City Gets $881K for Benning’s Gateway Project, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, September 2, 2010.

Hyundai Shifting Production of SUV to Kia Plant, Associated Press, Ledger-Enquirer, August 31, 2010.

Governor Perdue Announces Extension of Grants for Spouses of Fort Benning Soldiers, WLTZ NBC 38, August 31, 2010.

Columbus State University Named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, by Larry Gierer, Ledger-Enquirer, August 31, 2010.

Work on Whitewater Course May Start Early Next Year, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, August 29, 2010.

Muscogee to Open Temporary Tag Office on Post, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, August 25, 2010.

Marine Tankers Leave Fort Knox After 7 Decades, by Gina Cavallaro, Marine Corps Times, August 22, 2010.

3rd Brigade Soldiers Return Home, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, August 17, 2010.

BRAC Construction Underway, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, August 11, 2010.

Midtown Columbus Sees Growth, Transformation, by Zaneta Lowe, WTVM Newsleader 9, August 13, 2010.

First Armor School Tanks Arrive at Fort Benning, by Larry Gierer, Ledger-Enquirer, August 12, 2010.

Construction Starts Today on New $25 Million School, WTVM Newsleader 9, August 4, 2010.

Muscogee Schools: District Receives $2 million for Classroom iPods, Laptops and Video Cameras, by Sara Pauff, Ledger-Enquirer, July 20, 2010

American Airlines Returns to Columbus Airport, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, July 16, 2010

New Kia Supplier Coming to West Georgia, WTVM Newsleader 9, July 16, 2010

Fort Benning Land Expansion Update, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, July 14, 2010

Historic Flight Brings Hope to Columbus Airport, by Laura Ann Sills, WTVM Newsleader 9, July 15, 2010

Fort Benning: Troop Store, Barber Shop Groundbreaking, by Lily Gordon, Ledger-Enquirer, July 13, 2010.

Kysor/Warren to Expand, Hire 200, by Andrea Hernandez, Ledger-Enquirer, June 26, 2010

Columbus is a Leader In Servant Leadership, by Kelvin Redd, Ledger-Enquirer, June 13, 2010

Infantry-Armor Merger to Boost Army Operations, Training, by Vince Little, The Bayonet, June 11, 2010.

Fort Benning To Hold Public Meetings To Discuss Land Acquisition Study, by Lily Gordon, Ledger-Enquirer, June 11, 2010

Russell County Master Plan, by Fatima Rahmatullah, WTVM Newsleader 9, June 10, 2010

Fort Benning To Prepare Environmental Impact Study, WTVM Newsleader 9, June 10, 2010

Columbus to be named Servant Leadership City, by Allison Kennedy, Ledger-Enquirer, June 9, 2010

Army Secretary Observes Training, Expansion From Above at Fort Benning, by Vince Little, The Bayonet, June 4, 2010.

U.S. Army Secretary Visits Fort Benning, by Alison Flowers, WRBL News 3, June 2, 2010.

After Seven Decades, Fort Knox Gets a New Mission, by Matt McCutcheon, WTVM Newsleader 9, May 27, 2010

Armor Officially Leaving Fort Knox: New Home Fort Benning, GA, WTVM Newsleader 9, May 27, 2010

Three Questions With Fort Benning Deputy Garrison Commander George Steuber, by Lily Gordon, Ledger-Enquirer, May 23, 2010.

BRAC Growth Is ’Full Steam Ahead’, by Tony Adams, Ledegr-Enquirer, May 23, 2010.

Fort Benning Top Employer In Area, by Chuck Williams, Ledger-Enquirer, May 23, 2010.

New Explosives Detection System Machine In Use at Columbus Airport, by Mike Haskey, Ledger-Enquirer, May 12, 2010.

Benning Information Fair a Big Hit With Knox Personnel, by Kellie Etheridge, The Turret, May 10, 2010

Lee County Schools Prep for BRAC, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, May 6, 2010.

New Jobs Are Headed to Columbus, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, May 5, 2010

Army Colonel Offers Timeline for BRAC, by Chuck Williams, Ledger-Enquirer, May 5, 2010

Fort Knox Families Begin Search For Homes and Schools, by Chuck Williams, Ledger-Enquirer, May 2, 2010.

Fair Introduces 1,000 Fort Knox Soldiers to Valley Area, by Chuck Williams, Ledger-Enquirer, April 30, 2010.

Fort Knox Town Hall Video Series by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, April 29, 2010.

Slideshow: Business Information Fair at Fort Knox, WRBL News 3, April 29, 2010.

Local Companies Are Ready To Roll Out To Fort Knox, by Meredith Armstrong, WRBL News 3, April 27, 2010.

American Airlines to Begin Two Daily Flights Between Columbus, Dallas, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, April 28, 2010.

Proponents Say Columbus’ $23 million Chattahoochee River Whitewater Project’s Ready To Launch, by Tim Chitwood, Ledger-Enquirer, April 26, 2010.

Columbus Makes List of Top 100 Places To Live, by Michael Owen, Ledger-Enquirer, April 23, 2010.

Post Information Fair Will Highlight Benning’s Assets, by Maureen Rose, The Turret, April 14, 2010.

Lockheed Holds Job Fair in Hopes of Landing Defense Contract at Benning, Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, April 12, 2010

2010 Economic Yearbook: Optimism in West Georgia, by Ben Young, Georgia Trend, April 2010

Raytheon Opens Georgia-based Facility, UPI, April 5, 2010

Fort Benning Opens Family Entertainment Center, by Lily Gordon, Ledger-Enquirer, April 7, 2010

Benning Technology Park, by Fatima Rahmatullah, WTVM, March 31, 2010

Viewpoint, Brian Sillitto interviews guests Anthony Morrison of Anthony’s On-site Mobile Service and Linda Brady, Relocation Director, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, March 30, 2010

Foundation Reveals Plans for National Armor and Cavalry Museum, by Chuck Williams, Ledger-Enquirer, March 3, 2010

Next Stop: Fort Benning, Georgia, by John Friedlein, The News-Enterprise, March 2, 2010

Benning to add 1,600 jobs due to BRAC, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, March 1, 2010

Legacy Families Offered New Start, by Cheryl Rodewig, The Bayonet, Feburary 18, 2010

Columbus and Harris County Housing Markets Look for Uptick in 2010, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, February 9, 2010

Synovus CEO Takes Reins As Chamber Chairman, by Tony Adams, Ledger-Enquirer, January 12, 2010

Columbus Mayor Wetherington Makes Georgia Trend’s Top 100 Most Influential Georgians, by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer, January 6, 2010

U.S. News and World Report Names Columbus High as a Silver Award Winner, by Sara Pauf, Ledger-Enquirer, December 21, 2009

Columbus, GA-AL MSA Job Market Expected to be Strongest in Nation, December 8, 2009.

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer article by Tony Adams, December 9, 2009, Columbus Tops Nation In Early 2010 Hiring Expectations

Christian Science Monitor article by David Grant, December 8, 2009, Unemployed? Target the South with your Job Search

WRBL report on the official ceremony, October 23, 2009, Ft. Benning Activates Maneuver Center of Excellence

US Army news article by Vince Little of The Bayonet, October 22, 2009, Activation Ceremony Formally Links Infantry, Armor, under new command at Fort Benning

US Army news article by Bridgett Siter, September 3, 2009, “Post Becomes Maneuver Center October 1″

Eufaula Tribune article by Ed Trainor, July 17, 2009, “Commissioners Briefed on Benning Expansion”

WRBL’s Ashley Ball’s story on growth in Fort Mitchell, July 13, 2009, “BRAC Growth in Ft Mitchell”

Georgia Trend article by Ben Young, June 2009, “Columbus: A New Economy / Gearing up for Kia and military expansion”

Regional Growth Management Plan Reveals Results of Study

Columbus Georgia Ledger Enquirer article by Tim Chitwood  Public briefing on Fort Benning growth set tonight

Columbus Georgia Ledger Enquirer article by Tony Adams Regional growth plan meetings this week in Columbus and Harris County

The Tri-County Journal & Chattahoochee Chronicle