In-person student COVID-19 cases declining in Muscogee Co.

The district reports five students learning in-person tested positive during the week of October 12 through October 16.

  Police Benevolent Association endorses Muscogee Co. Marshal Greg Countryman for sheriff

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations increasing again in Alabama

Concerns over false positive test for coach Nick Saban

  GUEST SEGMENT: BBB warns of fake DMV websites

  Talbot County seeing record early voting numbers

Ala. voters to decide 6 constitutional amendments in November election

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Lee Co. voters wait in long lines to cast absentee ballots

  Congressman Sanford Bishop responds to court upholding SNAP benefits

  Youth sports community mourns the loss of coach murdered in Phenix City over the weekend

  Two arrested in Auburn for assaulting man with baseball bat

  Man arrested more than a year after Columbus rapper’s murder

Sumter Co. law enforcement looking for escaped inmate

Conviction of Ft. Benning soldier in infant son’s 2012 murder upheld

A former Fort Benning soldier convicted of the felony murder of his infant son has had his conviction upheld by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Guitars played, made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

Each of the Van Halen guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

Today is last day to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 election

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 general election.

  Two Phenix City teens injured in shooting on Shelton Mill Rd. in Auburn

Two Phenix City teens were injured in a shooting on Shelton Mill Road in Auburn Saturday, Oct. 18.

  Probable cause found in kidnapping of Auburn teen later found dead

Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 2012 Columbus slaying of landlord, son

  Marion Co. voters to decide on alcohol sales on Sundays

Funeral held for Sumter Co. Sheriff Pete Smith

Record 1.4M Georgians cast ballots during first week of early voting

Charge: Man accused of killing his mother tried to kill officer

  Columbus organization encouraging community to participate in early voting

“We’re voting for our children, we’re voting for our grandchildren and we’re voting for generations yet to be born.”

UPDATE: No injuries reported in drive-by shooting at Warm Springs Rd. car wash

Police say no one was injured in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting at a car wash on Warm Springs Rd.

Virginia woman facing charges after viral Tik Tok shows her feeding bear in Gatlinburg

The video was reportedly viewed more than 500,000 times.

  Afternoon shooting leaves Phenix City man dead

A man is dead following an apparent afternoon shooting in Phenix City.

  Columbus fire crews put out house fire on Asa Dr.

The Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Police Department are currently on the scene of a house fire.

Two reportedly robbed, shot, according to Columbus police reports

A robbery on 13th Ave. in Columbus reportedly left two people recovering after being shot.

  Second overnight Columbus shooting claims another man’s life

Police are still on the scene of a deadly shooting on Garden St. and 25th Ave.

  Man killed in overnight shooting on N. Lumpkin Rd. in Columbus

An overnight shooting on 30th Ave. in Columbus has left one man dead.

President Trump hosts campaign rally in Macon, Ga.

President Donald Trump hosted a Make America Great Again rally in Macon, Georgia Friday night.A large crowd of supporters showed up to hear Trump speak.

Hearing pushed back for suspect in Columbus shooting death

Joshua Irby, 27, is charged with the murder of 32-year-old Jeremy Sewell who died in a shooting on 16th Ave. in Columbus.

MCSD data shows 5 student COVID-19 cases; 2 employee cases in weekly report

For the week of October 12 through October 16, the report shows five in-person student COVID-19 cases and two school-based employee cases.

  Organizations partner for mobile food pantry in Columbus

Amerigroup partnered with Feeding the Valley Food Bank, the Springer Opera House, and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance to bring a mobile food pantry to the Columbus.

  Grant helps reemploy furloughed Columbus Convention & Trade Center workers; opens additional early voting site

The USC Schwarzenegger Grant not only helped establish a new polling place at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, it also reemployed over a dozen trade center employees who were furloughed due to the pandemic.

Alabama couple pays for internet so kids can learn from home

The students said they feel “blessed" that someone would help them.

  Voter turnout triples during early voting in Chattahoochee Co.

Elections staff in Chattahoochee County said the voter turnout since early voting began Tuesday is nearly triple of what it normally is.

  Supporters excited and waiting for Trump rally to begin in Macon, Ga.

President Donald Trump is heading to Macon Friday to host a Make America Great Again rally. Supporters from all across the southeast are traveling to Macon for the rally.

Alabama completes 2020 census with 99.9% household response

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office reports that Alabama’s response rate was on par with 48 other U.S. states.

  Columbus mask mandate may end soon if COVID-19 cases continue to decline

The mayor of Columbus said the city’s mask mandate may come to and end if coronavirus trends continue in the right direction.

Flavors of the Fair event brings all your favorite fair foods in lieu of Georgia National Fair

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Georgia National Fair to cancel its festivities for the year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get all your favorite fair foods.

  ‘Armed and dangerous’ terroristic threats suspect wanted by Columbus police

Columbus police are searching for a man they say is armed and dangerous and wanted on multiple charges.

  FBI searching for Talbot County bank robber

The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect they believed to have robbed two Georgia banks.

Accident on Veterans Parkway leaves all lanes blocked

An accident near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Airport Thruway has left all lanes blocked.

Alabama cattle broker guilty of $400k livestock theft

Tommy Baxley admitted to investigators that he failed to pay the farmers for the cattle, but used the money in the hope of making more money- so he might ultimately pay for the cattle.

‘Light up Friday Nights’ to honor healthcare workers

Porch lights around Alabama will light up in honor of healthcare workers who have made incredible sacrifices since the coronavirus pandemic began.

  Columbus organizations partner with BBB for shredding event to dispose papers with personal information

Columbus organizations are teaming up with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning for a shredding event to help people properly dispose papers with their personal information on them.

  CPD and Columbus Against Drugs host 15th annual Fallen Officer’s Memorial

The department honored officers who passed way in the line of duty, one officer in particular, Patrolman Paul Osborne.

  Muscogee County voters get more early voting locations

More than 3,000 Muscogee County voters lined up at the City Services Center for early in-person voting this week.

  Springer Opera House in Columbus begins hosting shows outdoors

Evil Dead: The Musical began Thursday night as the first outdoor show in Springer history.

  Columbus Museum opens new exhibit geared toward voting

“Of, By, and For the People: Civic Engagement and You” spotlights the history of politics and campaigning in the Chattahoochee Valley while focusing on the history of voting.

  St. Francis Hospital in Columbus treating less than 20 COVID-19 patients

Muscogee County has seen a decline in COVID-19 cases in the past three months.

  Health experts advising against traveling for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19

Health experts are advising against gathering with anyone other than the people you live with.

State health officer expects COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said he expects a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the end the year.

  Bridgeway Diagnostics unveils new technology to detect breast cancer

Bridgeway Diagnostics in Auburn, Phenix City, and now Columbus is now using Profound AI, the first and only FDA cleared 3D tomosynthesis software using artificial intelligence.

  Goodwill hosts job fair in Columbus centered on diversity and inclusion

The event was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodwill community campus on Cross Country Drive.

  Columbus Convention & Trade Center opening as early voting location

A $212,000 grant from the Arnold Schwarzenegger Institute will allow the Columbus Convention and Trade Center to open its doors to voters Friday.

2nd body found in Brownville area of Macon County

A second body has been found in the Brownville area, Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said Thursday.

  Alabama ministry hosting No More Shacks event in Auburn to raise poverty awareness

The goal this year is to raise $145,000, which will go directly to people in need.

First responders on the scene of vehicle accident on Hwy. 80 in Ladonia

The accident happened on Highway 80 near Evans Road.

  Columbus police arrest suspect on child molestation and sodomy charges

Cory Roberts, 39, is charged with aggravated child molestation and sodomy.

Eufaula Police Department, Main Street Eufaula cancel downtown trunk-or-treat festivities

The Eufaula Police Department and MainStreet Eufaula cancelled the downtown trunk-or-treat festivities this year.

  UPDATE: Columbus police give all clear to bomb threat at Columbus Government Center

A bomb threat was reported at the Columbus Government Center Thursday.

Winn Dixie, other grocery stores to close Thanksgiving Day

Winn Dixie, Harveys Supermarket and other grocery stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  Father of 4 whose wife recently died wins $200K in Kentucky Lottery

The win is bittersweet for Bryan Marsh of Elsmere as he copes with the loss and cares for their four children alone

  Car crash near Auburn leaves one person pinned under vehicle

An early morning car crash has left one person pinned under the vehicle.

  Alabama voters have two options for voting in primary election

The first option is to cast their ballots in person Nov. 3. The second option is to cast an absentee ballot.

  MCSD teachers take Columbus Day as furlough day

One of the budgetary cutbacks the Muscogee County School District is making as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are tiered furlough days.

  Coronavirus cases at Auburn University campus decline

The university reports 16 COVID-19 cases during the week of October 11. It’s the lowest number of new cases in a single week.

  Columbus organization helping families fight poverty

Open Door Community House is now interviewing for Circles in Columbus. It’s a free program for those who may be struggling or living paycheck to paycheck.

  Enrichment Services Program hosts drive-thru enrollment in Columbus

Enrichment Services Program, Inc. (ESP) hosted a drive-thru open enrollment Wednesday in Columbus to accept applications for the Early Head Start and Head Start programs.

  Local man helps voting process by providing various goods to voters in Columbus

One man went the extra mile Wednesday and gave out various items, such as bug spray, chairs, umbrellas, snacks, and water.

  Harris County voters experiencing long early voting lines

The elections office in Harris County is experiencing long early voting lines.

Thursday is last call to fill out 2020 census

Thursday, October 15th, is the last day for people to complete the 2020 census, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs announced.

  Ga. Chick-fil-A employee saves child choking in drive-thru lane

A Columbus Chick-fil-A employee is being heralded as a hero after saving the life of a child who was choking while in the fast food restaurant’s drive-thru line.

  New businesses open in downtown Eufaula amid pandemic

According to the executive director of Main Street Eufaula, one business closed down due to the pandemic, but four new businesses have opened downtown.

Suspect arrested in LaGrange on drug, obstruction, and escape charges

21-year-old Emanuel Boyd is facing multiple charges after fleeing Troup County deputies Wednesday.

  Ga. voters 75 and older or with disability not required to wait in line to vote

Georgia law requires all polling sites to be fully accessible and equipped with poll workers who are trained to take care of the needs of all voters.

  Opelika police investigating string of business burglaries

Opelika police say they believe five recent burglaries committed at businesses are related.

  UPDATE: Assistant DA dies from self-inflicted gunshot inside Columbus Government Center

A death investigation is currently underway inside the Columbus Government Center.