Smiths Station family shares COVID after-school routine

School districts aren’t the only ones with safety precautions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall remains an unknown

Beta was expected to move northeast along the Texas coast over the next couple of days, weakening into a depression, before heading into Louisiana sometime mid-week.
  • National

  High court front-runner hailed by right, feared by left

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to conservative icon Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice for whom she clerked.


Lee County nursing home now allowing outdoor family visits

  Phase Two of MCSD return sees some students in all grades return to school

  Loved one of Columbus mother stabbed to death speaks out

Toddler safe after LaGrange mother’s car stolen with child inside, suspect unknown

Teen charged with murder in Columbus woman’s stabbing death, man charged with tampering

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to the stabbing death of a Columbus woman late last night.
  • Coronavirus

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

Woman stabbed to death in Rosewood Dr. home, Columbus police investigating

  Columbus fire crews battling structure fire on 5th Ave.

Eufaula City Schools Board of Education President passes away

Ga. Senators Perdue and Loeffler react to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Vacant LaGrange home a total loss after massive fire

Columbus police investigating late-night shooting in east Columbus

  U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville set to host fundraiser in Florida

  Barbour Co. continues to see impact of Hurricane Sally

  • National

  Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election.


  Sports Overtime : Week 5 Lineup

  Sports Overtime Game of the Week: Hardaway at Callaway

Daniel Thomas preparing for NFL debut

  Sports Overtime Week 4

It’s Week 4 of high school football in the Chattahoochee Valley.


  High number of pedestrian fatalities in Columbus causing concern

  Columbus police officer arrested, charged after allegation of excessive use of force

Columbus police searching for missing 16-year-old

  Suspect in Auburn teen’s kidnapping turned murder re-arrested

  Columbus police searching for missing man, last seen near 15th Street

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.
  • Coronavirus

  US nears 200,000 virus deaths; Europe adopts tougher restrictions as infections surge

Health authorities in the U.S. are deeply worried about the resumption of school and college and the onset of cold weather, which will force more people indoors.

  Columbus city government and public safety employees getting 2% raise in 2021

Central Alabama electricity restored, thousands on coast remain in the dark

  GBI arrests six Columbus men on child exploitation charges

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in late night murder on Lawyers Lane