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U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by...More >>
U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...More >>
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Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >>
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...More >>
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Tax time has come and gone, but some residents are complaining that they still haven't gotten their tax refund from the State of Alabama. A check with the Alabama Department of Revenue yielded a few possibleMore >>
Tax time has come and gone, but some residents are complaining that they still haven't gotten their tax refund from the State of Alabama. A check with the Alabama Department of Revenue yielded a few possible explanations.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:28 GMT
The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.More >>
The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...More >>
COLUMBUS, GA -
We are still weeks away from the November General Election, but are you ready to cast your vote?
In a little less that a month, voters have a big decision make -- to re-elect President Barack Obama or to elect Mitt Romney as the next president of our country.
Either way you choose, Columbus voters we spoke with say voting is a right that everyone should take advantage.
"If you end up not voting, whether the guy you want in there is in there or not, you have no say. So, if you want to have a say I think definitely voting is your bid in that," said Forrest Davis.
However, you need to be prepared before the general election on November 6th.
In Georgia, you must be registered to vote by October 9. Advanced in-person voting is set to begin on October 15, but if you choose to mail in an absentee ballot, it needs be at your County Board of Registrar's Office before the close of business on Election Day.
In Alabama, the voter registration deadline is on October 26. The last day for a voter to make an application for an absentee ballot is November 1 and that absentee ballot must be hand-delivered or postmarked by November 5.
Remember for both states, you must have a valid photo ID to vote in person and before you do all of that, this voter asks you do one more thing.
"You need to do the research and do the legwork and figure out what these people's policies are before you make your vote," said Josh Flinn.
There are qualifications before you can register to vote: You must be a citizen of the United States, not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony, have not be found mentally incompetent by a judge, and you must be 18 years old to vote.