Columbus council celebrates local business, cancer recovery

Columbus council celebrates local business, cancer recovery

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – During Tuesday night's Columbus City Council meeting, the Mayor and council presented several proclamations, including one for grocery store chain Piggly Wiggly for their 100th anniversary. Their mascot Mr. Pig and others were there to receive it.

Proclamations also went to the Association of Sickle Cell, Lower Chattahoochee Region, then another to Columbus Police Sergeant Thomas Hill for his service throughout the community.

Council also gave awards to some volunteers for National Recovery Month, Help The Hooch and the John B. Amos Cancer Center.

"The whole month of September, and last year, over 241,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the whole United States and over 31,000 men will die of this disease and it's very preventable. I am a prostate cancer survivor," GA Prostate Cancer Coalition board secretary William Pratt said.

Columbus City Council discussed how the John B. Amos Cancer Center will be giving free PSA screenings this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They also announced "Help The Hooch" events will be on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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