Muscogee County political party leaders react to final presidential debate

Leaders from both political parties in Muscogee County shared their thoughts after comparing the first presidential debate to the final debate.

  Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scrapped over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate.
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  Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions in a feature-length documentary called “Francesco.”


Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard won’t receive lighter prison sentence

  Mayor suspends enforcement of mask mandate in Columbus

  UPDATE: Mom, daughter ID’d after being found during welfare check in Valley

  UPDATE: Suspect ID’d in ongoing manhunt near Lee Rd. 379 in Salem

  Police investigate deadly shooting on Conner Rd. in Columbus

Columbus police are investigating a deadly shooting.
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Trump posts ‘60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support with suburban women and other issues.

  Russell County Commission candidates for Districts 2, 3, and 6 offer plans if elected

  Russell County Commission candidates for Districts 5 and 7 share plans if elected

  Former theology school administrators in Columbus charged with conspiracy, financial aid fraud

  Russell Co. elections officials introduce electronic polling pads, COVID-19 precautions for Nov. 3 election

  Phenix City police searching for missing man

Alabama Lt. Gov Will Ainsworth tests positive for COVID-19

  Muscogee Co. sheriff candidates suggest focusing more on mental health after jail suicide

  East Alabama Medical Center establishes scholarship to honor slain Emergency Department director

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  GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


And then there were eight: Tournament for name of new Columbus baseball team continues

Alabama outlasts Georgia; Wins 41-24

After a shaky start, the Tide finds the momentum in the second half.


Former Columbus theology school administrators charged in $12M student loan defrauding scheme

UPDATE: Identity of inmate dead from apparent suicide in Muscogee Co. Jail released

And then there were eight: Tournament for name of new Columbus baseball team continues

  Number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Muscogee Co. trending downward in past two weeks

  CSU political science professor explains what not to do at the polls

“You are not allowed to electioneer, which means you are not allowed to do anything promoting a particular candidate or constitutional amendment or referendum while within a certain distance of the polling place."
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Anonymous woman pays off day’s worth of birthday cakes in memory of son

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she "wanted to spread positivity" after losing her son about a year ago.

  Callaway High School in LaGrange closes due to rise in COVID-19 cases

  Community leaders, officials talk ways to prevent crime and violence in the Chattahoochee Valley

  UPDATE: Escaped Sumter County inmate recaptured; 2 arrested for aiding, abetting

  Customers of Columbus Checkers eligible for up to $5000 in class action lawsuit