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.

  US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as coronavirus pandemic bears down

Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy's.
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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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  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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  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

  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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Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”

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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

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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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Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

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