Public access to CCG buildings to be restricted due to ongoing COVID-19 developments

Public access to Columbus Consolidated Government Buildings will be restricted due to COVID-19. Mayor Skip Henderson and City Manager Isaiah Hugley announced these limitations Friday as part of an ongoing effort to “flatten the curve” of the virus.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba
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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

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  Gruesome details released about 2019 quadruple murder in Columbus

Macon County Schools prepared for alternate education methods

  Nurse at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital talks life during COVID-19 pandemic

  Ala. governor issues stay at home order in response to COVID-19 pandemic

State: Vote absentee to avoid COVID-19 dangers

State elections officials urge you to go ahead and apply for one, and vote absentee to avoid COVID-19 concerns.
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  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  Beauregard High School employee tests positive for COVID-19

Quitman, Marion counties see first confirmed cases of COVID-19

  East Alabama superintendents discuss plans for remainder of school year

  UPDATE: Columbus police investigating overnight murder on Maplewood Dr.

Experts say watch out for common touch points to avoid COVID-19 spread

  Process of applying for unemployment due to COVID-19

Fire crews battle house fire on Stage Road in Loachapoka; save family dog

  Ga. Governor Brian Kemp outlines shelter in place executive order amid COVID-19 pandemic

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  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

SPORTS

Senior athletes react to season cancellation

  Cougar athletes reflect on NCAA, PBC decisions to cancel spring sports schedules

The Peach Belt Conference announced on Friday afternoon that the spring sports schedule has been cancelled for all of the league's schools, which means closing up shop at the Columbus State athletics program for the spring.

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Investigation underway after LaGrange 15-year-old tries to stab neighbor

  “Why did Nico shoot me?” Court testimony claims murder victim named his killer before dying

Tuesday’s confirmed tornado total climbs to 5

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

Mothers of reinvention: Auburn team makes emergency ventilators from CPAP machines

The Auburn University engineering professors, students and alumni have successfully re-purposed a standard CPAP machine into a functional emergency ventilator for health care providers during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
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  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

St. Anne-Pacelli, Calvary Christian schools to continue home-based instruction

  Suspect in three Columbus bank robberies in one week arrested

  Officers in Columbus practicing social distancing while policing

  Some residents in the Chattahoochee Valley struggle to pay rent amid COVID-19 pandemic