Columbus man turns 101 years old

  Muscogee County schools offering meal plans during virtual learning

  COVID-19 clinical trials underway in Columbus

  Urban League partners with Columbus health department to help apartment fire victims

  Chambers County Schools experiences technical problems with online learning

Thousands of signs printed as Jesus 2020 campaign grows

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Woman wanted for card fraud at Opelika Target

Russell County School District delays fall sports due to COVID-19 pandemic

Opelika police searching for suspect accused of breaking into cars

Oldest-living American to celebrate birthday on Saturday

  Man charged with murder in April crash that killed east Ala. father, daughter

  3 charged in Chili’s hostess attack caught on video

Columbus officers to start reading to kids they come in contact with

Some police officers in Columbus are going to start engaging with the children they come into contact with by reading to them in an effort to promote literacy.

  Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Florida

President Donald Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida’s Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice.

  One man dead in late-night shooting on Fairway Ave. in Columbus

A man is dead in a late-night shooting at the intersection of Fairway Ave. and Anne St. in Columbus.

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

People in the community came together to raise their concerns Thursday night after they learned that a transitional home for sex offenders and parolees could be coming to Talbot County.

Free parking to end in downtown Auburn

  Muscogee County continues to see increase in COVID-19 cases

‘He never ran a fever, he never coughed’: Wife details experience after losing husband to COVID-19

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.

  Columbus sex trafficking suspect makes court appearance

The district attorney’s office said 23-year-old Roy Bailey and others were involved in a sex trafficking operation exploiting girls for personal gain.

2 more students in Troy University dorms test positive for COVID-19

Two more students living in Troy University residence halls have tested positive for COVID-19, the university confirmed in a statement.

Georgia National Fair canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

For the first time in its history, there will be no Georgia National Fair this year.

All-girl quintuplets born at Odessa Regional Medical Center

Five baby girls were welcomed to the world in Odessa on Thursday.

East Al man accused of spanking a 3-year-old with a phone charger cord leaving ‘excessive bruising’

Scotty Kilgore, 29, was arrested Wednesday, August 12, and charged with child abuse which is defined by torturing, willfully abusing, cruelly beating or otherwise maltreating a child under the age of 18.

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

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

Ivey awards grant to increase trooper patrols, improve highway safety

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded an $800,000 grant to increase the presence of state troopers on Alabama’s roadways and improve highway safety.

Meriwether Co. man arrested, charged with sexual exploitation of children

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Meriwether County man on child porn charges.

  ‘A miracle’: Cedar Rapids neighborhood grateful for surprise aid from volunteers

They cut down fallen trees, sawed off hanging branches, and raked lawns, all for free to any neighbor who wanted their help.

  Meriwether Co. Magistrate court clerk arrested

A court clerk in Meriwether County finds herself behind bars after being arrested on a child porn charge.

  Georgia National Fair festivities canceled for 2020

Organizers for the Georgia National Fair have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual event.

AMC announces reopening of all three Columbus movie theaters

Moviegoers in Columbus will soon be able to head back to theater and catch a flick.

  Brookstone School in Columbus begins new school year

The school started the 2020-2021 school year Wednesday.

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

Leaders in the Chattahoochee Valley are reacting to the news of former Vice President Joe Biden announcing Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate.

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

A parents’ worst nightmare came true for two East Alabama parents this weekend. Their 19-month-old East Alabama son is recovering at an Atlanta hospital tonight after extensive injuries reportedly from being attacked by a dog.

Ala. tax revenue growth helps local governments during pandemic

Alabama’s tax revenues grew by nearly 6 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous year, according to the Alabama Retail Association.

  Opelika City Schools welcomes students back for first day of school

For students at Opelika City Schools, Wednesday marked the first day in over five months being back inside school buildings.

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

A 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male are charged as adults in the shooting death of Samuel London.

  MILITARY MATTERS: Army Ranger transitions from Black Hawk Down to the ministry

Jeff Struecker, in telling his story of military and faith, said a defining moment on that journey happened in Mogadishu, a bloody battle portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down.”

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

Crown Trophy on Armour Road caught fire and sustained moderate damage.

  New information in Franklin County, Alabama child hot car death

Two Franklin County parents face criminal charges after their 3-year-old child was found dead in a hot car Sunday.

Downed tree blocking Steam Mill Rd. in Columbus

Rain and storms Wednesday evening left damage in some parts of the Chattahoochee Valley.

  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.

  Students at St. Luke School in Columbus return to classes

Students are also following safety protocols to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Family drives hours to see girl’s first day of kindergarten

A photo of little Kinsley Wright’s loved ones peering through a window to see her start her first day of kindergarten shows their dedication, but it fails to reveal the distances they’ll go out of passion for family.

Weekly COVID-19 averages drop after mask order

Wednesday marks four weeks since a mask order went into effect in Alabama, so we compared the number of cases in the month before and after to gauge any changes.

9-year-old Tri-State girl expected to die from unknown condition

The girl tested positive for coronavirus in May.

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

Elizabeth McDonald, 16, was last seen in the 100 block of Lee Road 592 in Phenix City August 10.

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

The Columbus Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with the investigation of shots fired.

  North Carolina woman who grew up on a plantation turns 103

A North Carolina woman is celebrating a new milestone with her family and friends as she turns 103 years old.

  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.

Student in Troy University dorm tests positive for COVID-19

A student living in a Troy University dorm tested positive for COVID-19, the university confirmed Tuesday.

  Teenage Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women after trying to enforce COVID-19 guidelines

A 17-year-old hostess at the Chili’s on Constitution Avenue was reportedly attacked by a group of more than 11 women after she told them they could not all sit together, per the restaurant’s COVID-19 social distancing policies.

  Boarding school in Camp Hill returns to campus amid COVID-19 pandemic

The private, all boy’s military school in Camp Hill will begin in-person instruction on August 12.

AL Banker’s Association says state is experiencing coin re-circulation issue, no coin shortage

Coin circulation is something consumers rarely thought about prior to COVID-19.

  Opelika City Schools gearing up for first day of school

The first day of school for both traditional and virtual students is August 12.

  Georgia Primary Runoff: State and local election results

This election will determine who will represent each political party in November.

  Auburn City Schools kicks off 2020-2021 school year

Auburn City Schools started back with in-person instruction Monday. It’s one of the first districts in the Chattahoochee Valley to do so.

Judge tosses suit challenging governor’s mask order

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide order to wear face coverings in public places to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

  Springwood School in Lanett enforcing new policies to keep students safe amid pandemic

Springwood School is enacting some new policies to keep its students and staff safe when school begins next week.

Oregon woman charged with exploiting elderly in Alabama

Martha Lee Byrd was arrested on a charge of financial exploitation of an elderly person.

  COURT: Two Columbus runaways become victims in sex trafficking ring

New details in the events leading up to the arrest of three Columbus men were released when two of them made their first court appearance.

Alabama falling behind on Census count

The national response rate is 63.3 percent. The Alabama response rate is now 60.8 percent.

Sen. Doug Jones to speak at Democratic National Convention

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones will be among the speakers at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Former firefighter indicted for sodomy, rape of handicapped woman

Police claim 51-year old Steven Todd Hallford went to that woman's home in Dothan multiple times and assaulted her.

  Third suspect arrested in shooting of Opelika police car

The third suspect in the shooting of an Opelika police car with a detective inside has been taken into custody.

Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour rescheduled to May 2021

Alabama’s 50th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled to May 14, 2021.

Nine Central Texas men including 3 soldiers snared in two-day child prostitution sting

Nine Central Texas men, three of them Fort Hood soldiers, were snared in a two-day child sex trafficking sting in Killeen, police said Monday.

  Jury trials to resume in Russell County

Jury trials put on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be resuming in Russell County.

Governor Ivey’s lawyers file motion to dismiss mask lawsuit

On Tuesday, a lawsuit challenging Alabama's mask order will go before a judge.

  Old Phenix City movie theater to be torn down

The old movie theater on Highway 280 in Phenix City will be torn down.

  Runoff elections underway in Georgia

Runoff elections are underway Tuesday in Georgia.

  Verification week underway for MCSD students

Each school will be sending specific details to students and parents.

  MCSD prepares for first day of school

As many parents may have questions, the school board held a work session Monday where they went over finalized reopening and virtual learning plans.

  Hamilton City Council hears input from citizens on removing Confederate monument

Several citizens explained why they want the monument to stay where it is.

  City of Columbus announces funds available to businesses, organizations for COVID-19 relief

Officials announced the opening for applications of the Columbus Cares, which is potentially a $34 million fund that will be of assistance.

  GUEST SEGMENT: BBB gives tips for back-to-school shopping online

Michele Mason with the local Better Business Bureau discusses how to avoid becoming a victim COVID-19 fraud while shopping.