CSU to host summer camp for visually impaired children

The four-day event will provide campers with the opportunity to play sports that are not easily accessible to them at their respective schools.

Columbus Consolidated Government to host career expo

City services, garbage collection to change for Memorial Day in Columbus, LaGrange

  CSU professor delivers math-inspired comic book to local elementary students

Talbot County native donates to tornado victims in honor of father

  Event helps raise awareness for foster care, adoption in the Chattahoochee Valley

Lake Jimmy Jackson opens in Hogansville

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Callaway High School student wins car for good grades, attendance

  Columbus man believes he was swindled out of $1,600 in pine straw service

  NFL player, Columbus native hosts ‘Cars and Coffee’ event for mental health awareness

Auburn Student named 2019 Presidential Scholar

  Cataula Army veteran honored for heroic acts of service

  Chicken Lady’s Coop restaurant opens in Columbus

  Fallen officers remembered during peace officers’ memorial in Columbus

Law enforcement agencies in Columbus took time out to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on Wednesday.

  Muscogee Co. Sheriff proposes consolidation of Sheriff’s and Marshal offices

Sheriff Donna Tompkins is proposing to eliminate the Marshal’s office. She said 2020 is the perfect year to put this proposal on the ballot.

  Columbus community members donate over 17K female products for women and girls

The Columbus alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. hosted the event, which raised over 17,000 items of female products.

Clubview Elementary raises 3K for disaster relief through Kindness Campaign

The campaign, headed by fifth-grade students, focused on implementing kindness, morals, and positive values throughout their school.

  Enrichment Services Inc. to accept appointment calls for cooling assistance in Muscogee Co.

  Harris County School District hires new Principal for Park Elementary

  Annual Barks and Blues Festival returns to Woodruff Park

  150+ buildings may soon be demolished as Columbus residents plead change in their area

  Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission hosts annual luncheon honoring individuals and organizations

  Grab your bicycle, Pedaling for Kids’ annual bike ride fundraiser returns to Columbus

  Kiwanis Club sponsors new technology for Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley

The donation of $2,500 will go towards increasing technology equipment to available members.

  8-year-old Columbus girl raises over $1,300 for Children’s Miracle Network

Greenlee Lamb wanted to help other kids who are in the hospital like she was helped after a serious car accident in 2015.

  Columbus Fire & EMS names Firefighter of the Year

The Firefighter of the Year award recipient was Courtney Brown.

  GUEST SEGMENT: River Savvy Kids event promoting water safety in the community

As the weather warms up, many families will be heading to pools or nearby lakes to cool down. An event is coming up in Columbus this weekend to help families exercise water safety.

  Columbus woman trying to improve crosswalk safety for people with limited mobility

A Columbus woman feels downtown Columbus should be safer and more accessible for those with limited mobility, so they can too safely enjoy the area.

  Amerigroup celebrates mothers with ‘Mommy and Me’ event at Valley Healthcare in Columbus

The organization set up tables outside of the women’s health clinic, offering candy, diapers, and goodie bags to mothers as well as moms-to-be.

  New initiative launches in Columbus to promote learning and language development for children

Columbus 2025’s Basics Chattahoochee Valley initiative is targeted toward children from birth to three years old.

Celebrating teachers in the Chattahoochee Valley

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week and we have some amazing educators in the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Beauregard family at a standstill after tornadoes destroyed their home

While there are new houses being built and some moving into new homes already, others don’t qualify for extra assistance, and their insurance just isn’t cutting it.

  Goodwill Industries celebrating annual Goodwill Week in Phenix City

Goodwill Week kicked off this week with a boot camp at the organization’s Phenix City location. Attendees were prepped for interviews and job fairs and were helped with resume development.

Teacher Appreciation Week Deals in the Chattahoochee Valley

If you’re wondering where you should head for some good deals, we’ve got you covered!

  Columbus temple remembers life lost in synagogue shooting in California

Temple Israel opened its doors to those in the local community, no matter their faith, religion or belief, to share their thoughts, support, and prayer for those affected.

  Annual Barks and Blues Festival returning to Woodruff Park

The festival will feature live entertainment, including local and regional bands, a pet costume contest, food and drinks, a kids zone, and pet adoption special.

  Epworth United Methodist Church in Phenix City hosts National Day of Prayer event

Epworth United Methodist Church was full of attendees with special and specific prayers.

  CVCC goes on 2-day bus tour throughout the community

The tour is taking the college’s faculty and staff throughout the community to share information on programs of study, financial aid, and to help fill out applications.

  Uptown Columbus releases event lineup for RiverFest

Whitewater season is almost upon us in the Chattahoochee Valley and Uptown Columbus is kicking off with their annual RiverFest Weekend.

  Columbus film industry expecting continued growth; 8 film projects underway

Eight film projects are underway in the Fountain City. These projects are part of the 20 prospective film projects to be produced in the area.

  Five Below discount store coming to Columbus

Five Below is set to open next to Ulta Beauty in Columbus Park Crossing.

  Goodwill hosts job fair in Columbus for Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Company

The job fair will be held Thursday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Midtown Career Center.

  Walk through a brain with Piedmont Columbus Regional for stroke awareness

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disabilities, so Piedmont Columbus Regional is observing Stroke Awareness Month by raising awareness.

Harris County school bus driver, student honored for lifesaving actions

The Harris County bus driver says she used her Red Cross training and knowledge to save the life of a choking child last October.

Americus medical center to offer free Mammograms in honor of Mother’s Day

Experts say having regular mammograms done can greatly lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

  MCSD observes Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Organizers say they hope this will reduce the stigma associated with mental health and let kids know that there is support available if they need it.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Seniors in Americus getting ready for annual picnic

Throughout the month of May, an Americus non-profit is celebrating senior citizens over the age of 60 and one way they are doing that is with a safari picnic.

  Big Brothers and Big Sisters program holds popular “Bowl for Kids Sake” fundraiser

Proceeds from the day go towards the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program which helps to positive provide mentors for children and teens in the Chattahoochee valley.

  Columbus YMCA celebrates Healthy Kids Day

The crowd of kids had plenty of fun jumping in bouncy houses, sliding down water slides, and dancing to the live music.

  NIM reopens gallery showcasing the life of military families

Organizers say the gallery illustrates both the unique challenges and the happy moments that come with being a military family.

  Columbus Parks and Rec. hosts 29th Street Playground Party

The playground is all-inclusive, ADA approved, and nationally recognized for its top-notch design and program elements.

Over 1,200 cyclists ride for Bo Bikes Bama

Over 1,200 cyclists rode for a good cause Saturday morning in Auburn. The 8th annual Bo Bikes Bama event kicked off at 7 a.m.

  Enrichment Services announces extra funds for energy assistance in Georgia

The organization’s Energy Assistance Program helps low-income families pay their home heating and cooling bills.

Students of the United Way Youth Council present donations to nonprofit organizations

The youth council raised more than $5,000 for the organizations.

  Girls, Inc. hosting 6th annual fundraising luncheon

Girls, Inc. of Columbus is holding their sixth annual Strong, Smart and Bold fundraising luncheon.

  Columbus State getting ready to graduate new group of students

Columbus State University is about to produce a new crop of graduates in four commencement ceremonies.

  Opelika City Council reexamining religious organizations’ exemption in historical preservation ordinances

An ordinance from about 20 years ago gives religious organizations no restrictions once they purchase a historic building. Now residents in Opelika are bringing this ordinance back up.

  Kiwanis Club presents Safe Kids Columbus with $5K check to support water safety

The Kiwanis Club presented Safe Kids a partnership check for $5,000 on Tuesday.

Columbus City Council votes to bring a hockey team back to the city

The Columbus City Council voted unanimously to bring a hockey team back to the city.

  TriDVS hosts annual volunteer awards luncheon in Columbus

TriDVS helps non-profits in the community to network and work together. The program honors and recognizes volunteers who spend their time working to better the community.

  GUEST SEGMENT: 21st GA Strawberry Festival in Reynolds

It’s the time of year many people around the state of Georgia have been waiting for: the Georgia Strawberry Festival in Reynolds, GA.

National Drug Take Back Day locations in the Chattahoochee Valley

When disposing of prescription medication, even if it is expired, there are several steps and protocol you have to take.

  Muscogee County Marshal’s Office hosts Refuse to be a Victim seminar

The Refuse to be a Victim seminar took place Monday to prepare community members in the event of a break-in or personal attack.

Cascade Hills Church attracts thousands with special Easter Sunday service

Church leaders say they hope people walk away from the experience today feeling welcomed and uplifted.

  Keep Columbus Beautiful: City gears up for Earth Day

The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission says the purpose of the events was to engage and educate people to be good stewards of the earth.

  Project Alpha hopes to empower and educate young men in Columbus

Alpha Fraternity brothers lead the event and talked with the teens about things such as teenage pregnancy, abstinence, responsibility, and peer pressure.

  City of Columbus suspends Tree for Fee service following recent severe storms

Residents who pay trash fees with their water bill will have the opportunity to place trees on the curb without charge through Friday, May 3.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Faith Worship Center in Columbus hosting resource fair to help job seekers

A community resource fair will be held Saturday at Faith Worship Center in Columbus. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

  Auburn University has its first female student with Down syndrome

Auburn University has its first ever student with Down syndrome thanks to the school's new EAGLES program.

  Twin Cedars in LaGrange hosts ceremony to raise awareness of child abuse

Community leaders, stakeholders, and residents came out to support.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Fifth annual Muscogee Co. Sheriff’s Easter Egg Roll

Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins is bringing her Easter Egg Roll back to Columbus for the fifth year.

  Public meetings underway in Columbus to discuss horse and buggy ordinance

Columbus city leaders are considering a horse and buggy ordinance.

  LIST: Easter events in the Chattahoochee Valley

Spring is in the air and as Easter approaches, families in the community are looking to get together to do something fun.

  Chattahoochee Valley events postponed and rescheduled ahead of possible severe weather

A lot of changes are coming to events in the Chattahoochee Valley because of the possibility of severe weather on Sunday.

  Residents of Farrfield Manor Senior Apartments in Columbus celebrates 55 years of Retirement Housing Foundation

RHF is one of the nation’s largest nonprofits that provides housing for seniors and low-income families.

  Dragonfly Oasis Soaps celebrates grand opening in Buena Vista

The owners of Dragonfly Oasis Soaps started making soap as a family activity. It slowly turned into a small business online, selling across the U.S. and internationally.

  City of Columbus continues yard waste collection

The City of Columbus is running behind on collecting yard waste throughout the city but expects to be caught up within the next few weeks.

UPDATE: Paddle South shortened to one day Uptown Columbus over weather concerns

Competitors will be lining the Columbus RiverWalk this weekend when the Paddle South Festival makes its third annual return.

  Update given on storm debris cleanup in Lee County

During a Lee County Commission meeting, county engineer Justin Hardee said a private contractor has removed over 150,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 3,500 tons of construction and demolition debris.

  House of Heroes partners with Cascade Hills Church to repair home of veteran’s wife

Repairs were done to the home of Zora Anderson, widow of veteran Eddie Anderson, who passed away in 2008.

  Fort Benning gearing up for second annual Infantry Week

Fort Benning is a busy place this week as the Army post recognizes its second annual Infantry Week.