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TOP STORIES ON 9: Week in review

(Source: City of Hogansville) (Source: City of Hogansville)

(WTVM)- If you missed any of the local top stories, here are a few that you might want to read more about. 

Derrick Jackson, 34, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine. He was also cited for driving on suspended driver’s license and suspended registration.

The Columbus Police Department is searching for missing Samuel Hewitt, he was last seen May 13. He is 6’2” and weighs 290 pounds. Hewitt has Hazel eyes and has a bald cut.

If anyone has information regarding Hewitt’s whereabouts please call 911 or the Columbus Police Department Special Victims Unit at 706-653-3449.

21- year-old Jemilia Tyson was arrested on a felony warrant charging her with first- degree assault. Tyson turned herself in to the police and was transported to Lee County Jail where she is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Extras of all ages are needed for a faith-based film titled, "My Brother's Keeper," which will be filming in the Columbus area from June 4 to June 22.

You can apply to be an extra here and people can expect to get an email reply about what they may have been chosen for.

Families are still recovering in east Alabama after days of rain and flooding. A bridge collapse in Smiths Station this week left around a dozen families stranded in their homes on Lee Road 687 near Rock Creek Cove.

Residents say they have been told that a replacement bridge would be installed for a certain period of time.

Rickey Mathews, 52, of Seale, AL was struck by a vehicle while he was in the roadway on Lato Road near Whitetail Road, approximately three miles east of Seale. The driver of the vehicle left the scene of the collision.

The pedestrian was identified as 32-year-old Reginald Brown from Clearwater, FL. Columbus Police responded to the intersection of McKee Rd. and Macon Rd. just after 2:00 a.m. Monday morning.

The cause of death is blunt force trauma. Brown's body will not be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy. 

A Columbus family is speaking out after they say their 80-year-old grandfather was asked to leave a local grocery store because of his service dog. Ruby the Chihuahua helps monitor his medication levels and offers emotional support after the passing of his wife.

Debrabant says an off-duty Muscogee County Sheriff Deputy, working part-time at Food Depot on Milgen Road asked him to leave the store. He says he was asked to leave without any explanation. The Deputy involved and the situation is currently being investigated by the Muscogee County Sheriff Office.

One Hardaway High School senior was noticeably absent from his graduation ceremony Friday, May 25.

Brian Griffith was unable to attend the school’s graduation ceremony because he was hospitalized at Piedmont Columbus Regional, so the school’s principal, basketball coach and graduation ceremony name caller, and MCSD Regional Chief donned full regalia and brought the ceremony to him in his hospital room.

A new Academy Sports and Outdoors store will open in Columbus Saturday, June 9 and grand opening celebrations will kick off Thursday, June 7. We’ve got a list of events and donations the store will be giving out before they open their doors here!

Earlier this week, ABC canceled Roseanne Barr’s hit reboot of her show ‘Roseanne’ after Barr tweeted an offensive comment referring to a former Obama adviser as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ‘Planet of the Apes.’

Barr later tweeted an apology after receiving much criticism for the tweet, but executives at ABC and parent company Disney had already made the decision to cancel the show effective immediately. Barr has also been dropped by her talent agency.

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