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Cities in GA., Ala. join for anti-violence service

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Leaders of neighboring cities in Georgia and Alabama are asking residents to come together for a Sunday service seeking a break from violence in their communities.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1tNwv3C ) the mayors of Columbus, Georgia, and Phenix City, Alabama, along with local clergy organized the Stop the Violence Memorial Service. It was scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Columbus Civic Center.

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says residents have been requesting a community response to a recent spate of violent crimes. Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe agreed to join her for the service, which will feature prayers for love, tolerance and forgiveness.

Tomlinson says clergy and social service agencies can help combat domestic violence and other problems that can be difficult for police to prevent.

Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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