Thousands gather for 9th Annual Food Truck Festival

Chattahoochee Valley celebrates vets with Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day closures in the Chattahoochee Valley

GUEST SEGMENT: Amerigroup and Omega Psi Phi host health and resource fair

Fort Benning gearing up for Fox Sports live NFL show Sunday

Goodwill hosting major job fair for past and present military

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Uptown Columbus announces Craft Beer Week, Beer and Wine Festival

Keeping kids safe: Local school districts warn of school bus dangers

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City of LaGrange uncovers illegal dumping site

Happy National Redhead Day!

The best local deals for Veterans Day 2018

Gov. Deal announces GA’s business climate ranked number one

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that Georgia's business climate is ranked number one for the sixth straight year.

Valley Rescue Mission opens new women and children’s shelter

A grand opening ceremony was held for the new Valley Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Shelter.

Crowd gathers come together, tailgate for Fountain City Classic

It was a beautiful for day for people to spend together at the Fountain City Classic and take full advantage of the activities planned for the weekend.

River and Rail restaurant in Uptown Columbus closing its doors

Uptown Columbus will have one less restaurant when one shuts its doors a week from now.

  Harris County School District announces Teacher of the Year

News Leader 9 at the Fountain City Classic parade

GUEST SEGMENT: Overflo Outreach Ministries in Columbus hosting ’Bourgeoisie and Bow Ties' fundraising gala

Early voting is ending soon and many have questions about voter eligibility

Beloved founder of Stewart Community Home in Columbus passes away

AL Piggly Wiggly employee rewarded with car after good deed

Babies in Piedmont Columbus Regional’s NICU show off Halloween costumes

Some of the smallest patients at Piedmont Columbus Regional showcased their costumes.

Columbus community enjoys trick-or-treating alternatives on Halloween

Several trick-or-treating alternatives were offered in the Columbus community on Halloween.

Oprah Winfrey to visit Atlanta for Stacey Abrams campaign

On Thursday, talk show host and global media pioneer Oprah Winfrey will join Stacey Abrams for two town hall conversations.

Roll to the Polls: Local organizations offer voter transportation

Local organizations offer free rides for voters

SLIDESHOW: It’s Halloween - Send us pictures of your costumes!

News Leader 9 is celebrating Halloween, and we want to see your costumes!

WTVM to air Georgia gubernatorial debate on Sunday

On Sunday, November 4 you can catch the candidates for Georgia governor faceoff in a debate.

  SEGMENT: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters

While Halloween is right around the corner, the American Red Cross is offering tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities.

Piedmont Columbus Regional moving breast care center to the John B Amos Cancer Center

Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital moving into to Jon B Amos Cancer Center

Chattahoochee Valley pastors vie for trophy in ‘Great Preacher’s Laugh-Off’

In celebration of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 155th anniversary, they are hosting ‘The Great Preacher’s Laugh-Off.'

GUEST SEGMENT: Ark-in-the-Park trick-or-treating alternative

For the 19th year in a row, Ark-in-the-Park, a trick-or-treating alternative put on by Britt David Baptist Church in Columbus, is returning to the Chattahoochee Valley.

Enrichment Services Program to accept appointments for heating assistance Nov. 3

Enrichment Service Program, Inc. will be accepting appointment calls for heating assistance for residents in Muscogee County beginning Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.

News Leader 9 broadcasts live from ‘Ark in the Park’ event in Columbus

The trick-or-treating alternative takes place at Britt David Park.

Monday marks National Stroke Awareness Day - Here’s what you need to know

Its national stroke awareness month and health experts are reminding you of the risk, signs, and symptoms

Two LaGrange students attend Georgia Youth Council Symposium

Local teens attend the Georgia Youth Council Symposium.

South Georgia woman defeats breast cancer twice while caring for ill husband

Courageous and strong are just a couple words used to describe Gloria Sulkowski. She’s survived breast cancer not just once but twice. Her husband, who is fighting a battle of his own, doesn't know what she's faced.

Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office to host operation drug take-back day

Georgia law enforcement host Operation drug take-back

Columbus Aquatic Center re-opens after repairs

The Columbus Aquatic Center has re-opened after completing maintenance and repairs.

LaGrange Troup Humane Society and LaGrange Animal Services host a howling good time for ‘Howl-O-Ween’

Children and animals alike are invited to enjoy a morning of trick-or-treating at LaGrange Animal Services on Orchard Hill Rd.

MCSD’s 2018 SAT scores exceeds both state and national averages

The Muscogee County School District’s 2018 SAT results were recently released by the Georgia Department of Education.

MCSD honors middle school scholars for the REACH program

MCSD honors middle school students for REACH scholarship program

Phenix City couple engaged via billboard gets married

A happy ending comes for one Phenix City couple as they got married after a very public proposal.

MCSO holds fundraiser to buy Christmas gifts for kids

The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is going razor-free all November long.

  LaGrange Police and other Troup County officers host active shooter training

LaGrange Police along with fire and EMS host active shooter training

Auburn to validate downtown parking for shoppers

Visitors in downtown Auburn can now park for free when shopping at select businesses.

Goodwill Southern Rivers to host ‘Hiring Heroes’ job fair event

Goodwill Southern Rivers, the Georgia Department of Labor and Work for Warriors Georgia will host a ‘Hiring Heroes’ job fair.

SLIDESHOW: Goodwill Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

News Leader 9 is hosting a Howl-O-ween Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Goodwill of the Southern Rivers.

MCSD Nutrition Program honored for farm-to-table initiatives

The Muscogee County School District’s Nutrition Program was honored with an award.

Chattahoochee Community Foundation hosts “On the Table” to discuss needs in the community

Chattahoochee valley community foundation host a day of conversation with "on the table"

AL boy with autism gets big birthday surprise

A child with Autism in Opelika received a big surprise for his seventh birthday.

WTVM employees win two GABBY Awards at the GAB annual convention

News Leader 9 is proud to announce that three WTVM employees were named winners at the 2018 GABBY Awards at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters annual convention.

Forget the ghost, remember safety - Halloween tips for Columbus

The official trick-or-treat hours for Columbus, GA has been set for Wednesday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Couples gather for a ‘Second Chance at Prom’ in Columbus

The 2nd Chance Adult Prom was held at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center on Saturday.

Drone Racers and Bot Builders come to Columbus for ‘BotOberfest’

Robotics entrepreneurs came out and participated in drone races all weekend.

Church in Phenix City helps hurricane victims in Florida

Members and several other churches collected bottled water, soup, and toiletries to transport to Florida.

Prepare your taste buds for a new southern restaurant opening in Columbus

Minnie’s Uptown Restaurant will be opening soon on the north end of Columbus, GA near Fazzoli’s and Dairy Queen.

Hundreds participate in LaGrange Fire Department Citizens Day

Many gathered for an evening of fun with the LaGrange Fire Department today at the LaGrange Mall.

Wild Wing Cafe in Columbus gathers donations for Hurricane Michael victims

Wild Wing Cafe has come up with an idea after encountering evacuees coming to the restaurant sharing their stories about how bad the situation was for them.

SPECIAL REPORT: Battling bullying in the Chattahoochee Valley

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and steps are being taken in the Fountain City to put an end to it.

Get spooked at the Russell Co. Courthouse’s Halloween Costume Ball

Are you trying to get dressed up for a spooky night on the town this Halloween?

Community members aiming to help law enforcement fight crime in Columbus

When it comes to preventing crime, community help is key.

News Leader 9 on the Road: Oktoberfest comes to Fort Benning

If you can’t choose between beer and pretzels, you won’t have to on Fort Benning this weekend.

Meteorologist Derek Kinkade delivers lunch to residents in Cuthbert

As a part of Hurricane Michael relief efforts, Meteorologist Derek Kinkade headed down to a community in Cuthbert, GA to personally hand out lunch.

LaGrange electric crews assisting with power restoration in Blakely,GA following Hurricane Michael

Municipal utilities work together to help each other following major storm events like Hurricane Michael.

Muscogee County ACT scores second highest to date

The Muscogee County School District makes the second highest set of ACT scores for the district to this date.

GUEST SEGMENT: United Way 211 service helps Chattahoochee Valley following Hurricane Michael

United Way is helping Hurricane Michael victims is by activating the national texting platform.

Phenix City Police ensuring a safe Halloween

Here are a few safety tips to prepare for Halloween.

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club raises over $124K for Children’s Miracle Network at Piedmont Columbus Regional

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers, and members in the Columbus and east Alabama area raised $124,055 for the Children’s Hospital.

Greater Columbus Fair dates announced

It’s that time of year again for the Greater Columbus Fair!

Community gearing up for On the Table discussion in Columbus

Large businesses, startups, volunteers, and community leaders will all share their ideas and hear from anyone who has ideas to improve the community.

Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy holds “Fill the Pit” water donation for Hurricane Michael victims

Donations will be accepted until Friday, October 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence lands in Albany

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife arrived in Albany about noon Tuesday.

LaGrange takes in dogs from Albany following damage from Hurricane Michael

The City of LaGrange Animal Services with the help of the LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society is taking in several dogs from Albany after Hurricane Michael damaged the Albany Animal Shelter.

Diverse Power restores power for thousands of residents; 1K+ still without power

Thousands of people were without power after Hurricane Michael ripped through the FL Panhandle and parts of Georgia.

VIDEO: Community leaders are considering a consolidation of schools in Chambers County

Chambers County is considering a plan that will change the future of education for students.

Hundreds walk for a cure at the Junior Diabetes Walk in Columbus

Family and friends affected by Type One diabetes walked for a cure and treatments for those with the disease.

Two local churches prepare hot meals for Hurricane Michael victims

Two churches in different cities join to provide hot meals to those still without power after Hurricane Michael.

Columbus organization holds equal opportunity dinner to lower poverty rates in Columbus

This year’s event focused on bridging the gap to Economic Success, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access for all.

Annual Toys for Tots drive underway in Columbus

Anyone wanting to participate can register now until November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.