Tropical Storm Josephine closer to land, Kyle moving away

Josephine continued to just barely hold on to its tropical storm status Friday as Tropical Storm Kyle formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, packing winds near gale force but with no major population centers in its projected path.
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Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

On average, the United States is still seeing about 1,000 deaths a day from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country has had more than 5 million confirmed cases and more than 167,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic.

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  Talbotton City Council rescinds decision to bring transitional homes to the area

Suspect in Columbus charged with child molestation, rape, and multiple sex crimes

UPDATE: Woman reported as‘critically’ missing in Columbus located; safe

Columbus police arrest suspect on electronic pornography, child exploitation charges

  Harris County parents and students reflect on first week of school

Parents along with students said things are off to a great start.
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USPS announces temporary price increase

The price increase is due to the high demand for online items.

Ivey awards grant to increase trooper patrols, improve highway safety

  Meriwether Co. Magistrate court clerk arrested

  Georgia National Fair festivities canceled for 2020

AMC announces reopening of all three Columbus movie theaters

  Leaders in the Chattahoochee Valley react to Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris White House bid

  Baby recovering with extensive injuries after reportedly being attacked by dog in Phenix City

  Opelika City Schools welcomes students back for first day of school

  Two teens arrested, charged with murder at Foxy Lady Lounge in Columbus

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Portland police declare unlawful assembly amid protests

Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers.

SPORTS

East Alabama Schools dealing with limited capacity at football games

  Tigers look for another playoff run

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

  Beulah suspends football practice for two weeks

  Beulah Alabama High School will have delayed start

The Beulah Alabama school announced today that football practice has been suspended for at least two weeks after a player was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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  Business on Armour Rd. in Columbus catches fire after struck by lightning

Downed tree blocking Steam Mill Rd. in Columbus

UPDATE: 16-year-old Lee County runaway returns home safe

Police requesting the public’s assistance investigating gunshot fired in area of Buena Vista Rd.

  Rise in COVID cases among Chattahoochee Valley children as school year starts

As the new school year starts for students across the Chattahoochee Valley, we’re learning more about COVID and kids. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is a 90% increase in reported coronavirus cases among children in the past four weeks.
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Postal Service warns states across US about mail voting

The U.S. Postal Service has warned 46 states and the District of Columbia it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday.

  Georgia Primary Runoff: State and local election results

  Auburn City Schools kicks off 2020-2021 school year

  COURT: Two Columbus runaways become victims in sex trafficking ring

Sen. Doug Jones to speak at Democratic National Convention