Patients recovering from COVID-19 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany

According to doctors at Phoebe Putney Health System, medical professionals attribute two drugs to help aid in the recovery process – azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine.

  Virus deaths slow in some places, British PM’s condition worsens

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York seems to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that appears to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy and Spain.
  • National

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.


Man arrested in Columbus for Mar. murder in Phenix City

  Second Stewart Detention Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

  City of Smiths Station imposing mandatory curfew

Recovered COVID-19 patients urged to donate plasma

  Easter services moving online for churches in the Chattahoochee Valley

Places of worship across the Chattahoochee Valley are closing their doors due to shelter-in-place orders in both Georgia and Alabama.
  • Coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

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

Alabama stay at home order goes into effect Saturday

  Mayors in the Chattahoochee Valley support stay at home orders

  Columbus residents coping with shelter in place order in response to COVID-19

21 dead, over 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama

  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

  • Coronavirus

  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.


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.


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

State: Vote absentee to avoid COVID-19 dangers

  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

Schools in Alabama and Georgia are preparing to extend distance learning for tens of thousands of students after announcements from Governors Kay Ivey and Brian Kemp.
  • Coronavirus

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.”

  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