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Ga. DPH reports more than 4,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 4,428 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Jan. 17.

  Paws Humane Society hosts pet food pantry for families facing challenges

Ga. DPH reports more than 6,900 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Americus attorney in custody in connection to Capitol mob incident

Jimmy Carter historic sites become national historic park

Ga. DPH reports more than 7,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

  Masked intruder holds LaGrange employees at gunpoint during robbery

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter won’t attend Biden’s inauguration

Ga. DPH reports more than 6,400+ new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

  “Homemade explosive device” found, defused in vacant LaGrange parking lot

  Muscogee Co. School District updates plan for students to return to the classroom

LIVE: Gov. Brian Kemp delivering 2021 State of the State Address

  Ga. DPH reports more than 5,600+ new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

  Four Columbus natives named among ‘100 Most Influential Georgians’

Four prominent people from the Columbus area have been named to Georgia Trend’s annual list of the ’100 Most Influential Georgians.’

  Nearly century-old Columbus snacks plant to shut down by spring 2022

A snacks plant nearly a century old in Columbus is officially closing its doors.

Georgia could take back vaccine from slow-moving providers

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is again urging patience among people waiting to be vaccinated against the coronavirus even as he threatens to take vaccines away from large hospital systems that his administration says aren’t moving fast enough to administer the shots.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 6,000+ new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 6,006 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

  Two indicted nearly one year after LaGrange man’s body found in the road

  70-year-old man shot, killed in Columbus; family member charged with murder

  Ga. DPH reports more than 6,300+ new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Georgia lawmakers eye citizen’s arrest, gambling, vouchers

Ga. DPH launches COVID-19 vaccine locator

  Ga. DPH reports more than 7,100+ new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

  Ga. DPH reports more than 9,000+ new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 10,393 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, Jan. 8.

  New Columbus clinic to provide COVID-19 vaccines

An additional vaccination clinic has been created to provide COVID-19 vaccinations, according to Mayor Skip Henderson.

  First suspect in murder of Columbus teen Destiny Nelson waives court appearance

Destiny Nelson’s family sat in court today for the first of many hearings bringing them an inch closer to justice.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 10,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 10,393 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, Jan. 8.

  COURT: New details emerge in Columbus teen’s tragic 2017 murder

Just a week shy of four years ago, honor student Destiny Nelson was the victim of a “botched” gang retaliation that took her life.

  Congressman Sanford Bishop reacts to his experience during Capitol chaos

Representative Sanford Bishop was preparing to head to the house floor when the Capitol was put into a shelter in place order.

Fulton Co. Superior Court judge sworn into Ga. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Georgia has a new justice.

Man arrested, charged with New Year’s Day LaGrange murder

A Carrollton man is behind bars and facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing a LaGrange man on New Year’s Day.

How each Chattahoochee Valley county voted in the U.S. Senate runoffs

Polls have closed and results have started rolling in for Georgia’s pair of U.S. Senate runoffs.

  Columbus sees first homicide of 2021 on 5th Ave.

Columbus has seen its first homicide of 2021.

  Fort Benning places new COVID-19 restrictions, begins vaccinations for health workers, first responders

Some new restrictions are being placed on those living on or visiting Fort Benning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Greg Countryman sworn in as Muscogee County Sheriff

Sheriff Countryman is the first African American to hold the position of sheriff in Muscogee County.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 6,153 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

LaGrange police searching for armed robbery suspect

The LaGrange Police Department is searching for a man suspected of committing an armed robbery.

  Political science professor weighs in on Senate runoffs

Historically, fewer people participate in runoffs than general elections. However, this year more people are casting their ballots than any other runoff race in history.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 4,045 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Jan. 4.

LIVE: Ga. Secretary of State calls afternoon press conference

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has called a press conference just a day ahead of the state’s pair of U.S. Senate runoffs.

  Voter turnout rally over the weekend encourages Columbus voters to head to the polls

The Urban League of Greater Columbus and Black Voters Matter hosted a non-partisan drive in musical explosion and voter turnout rally at the Columbus Civic Center Sunday.

LIVE: Sen. Loeffler makes final campaign stop in Columbus ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler remains hot on the campaign trail with one final visit in Columbus before tomorrow’s U.S. Senate runoff.

  Columbus police give out over 600 citations, 71 arrests during holiday period

The Columbus Police Department is releasing the results of their traffic detail over the holidays.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 5,000+ new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,931 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

  U.S. lawmakers call on Georgians to vote on Jan. 5

The Georgia Senate runoff election is coming up on Tuesday, January 5th.

  Mark Jones sworn in as Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney

Attorney Mark Jones has now been sworn in as the District Attorney for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 6,600+ new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,931 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

  2021 kicks off with new Georgia Laws

The new year kicks off with new laws for the state of Georgia.

One man dead after shot in car, LaGrange police investigate

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating a shooting death.

  Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock stops in Columbus ahead of Jan. 5 election

Reverend Raphael Warnock brought his “It’s Time to Vote” drive-in rally to the Columbus Civic Center Friday.

Senators Loeffer, Perdue cosponsor $2,000 stimulus check legislation

This bill specifically includes a bill sponsored by the senators the Securing America’s Future Elections and Votes (SAFE Votes) Act, to create a bipartisan commission to review the 2020 election and report to Congress with recommendations to strengthen election integrity going forward.

Savannah couple nearly hit by falling bullet during New Year’s celebrations

Standing on the deck of their home off Victory Drive the Steinmet family heard a loud noise & looked down only to see a bullet lodged in the deck between them. A bullet Chris Steinmet now calls his lucky charm.

MAP: 2020 breaks record number of homicides in Columbus

2020 saw more homicides in the city of Columbus than ever before, making 2020 the deadliest year in Columbus history.

From health reform to grapes, here are Georgia laws that will go into effect Jan 1.

A new year brings some new laws for the Peach State.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 8,700+ new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,931 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

  Daily record of new COVID-19 cases reported in Ga. on last day of 2020

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 8,551 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, Dec. 31.

  Sen. David Perdue in quarantine after close contact with positive case

Senator David Perdue and his wife are both in quarantine after coming into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19.

  Suspect arrested on outstanding capital murder warrants for Nov. 6 shooting

In the early morning hours of Dec. 31, 27-year-old Montracious Devon Harris also known as Muck Hussein, was arrested for outstanding capital murder warrants.

  MCSD adjusts January return plan to virtual learning for two weeks

The Muscogee County School District students will return under the virtual instruction model Jan. 6-15, 2021, based on the latest data from public health officials.

  NEW DETAILS: Investigators release photo of vehicle suspects used to flee Foxy Lady Lounge murder scene

Investigators have identified and connected a vehicle to the Oct. 25 Foxy Lady Lounge murder.

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 9 News Leader 9 stories of 2020

To help us remember all the good things that happened this year, we’re taking a look back at the Top 9 on News Leader 9.

LaGrange man charged with molesting a child since July

A LaGrange man is behind bars this afternoon after being arrested for reportedly molesting a child for five months.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 5,900+ new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,931 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

  US Republican Senator visits Columbus for early voting event; campaigns for Republican Senators

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) visited Columbus Tuesday morning for an early vote event.

Judge blocks residency challenges to 4,000 Georgia voters

U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner said in an order Monday that denying so many voters access to the ballot so close to an election would likely violate the National Voter Registration Act.

  Columbus police searching for missing woman, last seen near Bradley Park Dr.

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly woman.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 3,100+ new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 3,165 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Dec. 28.

  Columbus cat café struggles to stay in business amid pandemic

One local veteran family decided to bring a cat café right here to Columbus, not realizing their grand opening would be just months before a global pandemic.

  Boyfriend’s attorney claims Columbus woman’s 33rd Ave. murder was accidental

New details are emerging in a 20-year-old Columbus woman’s weekend death as her boyfriend charged with killing her made his first court appearance.

  UPDATE: Husband, wife charged with felony murder after fight outside LaGrange nightclub kills brother

A fight outside of a LaGrange club overnight has left five people recovering after being shot.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 3,600+ new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 3,682 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, Dec. 26.

  UPDATE: 21-year-old arrested in Columbus woman’s 33rd Ave. murder

Just a day after Christmas, a 20-year-old woman is dead and a 21-year-old is behind bars.

  Columbus family talks losses in apartment fire days before Christmas

Days after an apartment fire tore through Whisperwood Apartments, one family said they had no idea how to spend Christmas day.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 7,900+ new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 7,958 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, Dec. 24.

  Whisperwood Apartment Fire: How you can help

Donations pouring in for families displaced after Whisperwood Apartment fire.

  Families lose everything in apartment fire two days before Christmas

The fire department estimates $1.65 million of structural damage plus everything the residents owned.

  Ga. DPH reports more than 5,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,221 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Columbus police searching for missing teen, last seen near Engineer Dr.

14-year-old Princella Burley was last seen Dec. 17 near Engineer Drive at approximately 5:00 p.m.

  St. Francis-Emory Healthcare doctor blogs on COVID-19 vaccine experience

The doctor says other than mild symptoms like soreness and chills associated with any vaccine, he feels fine.

  Congressman Sanford Bishop receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

At 73 years old, and with a history of lymph node cancer, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop is considered at high risk for COVID-19.

National affordable housing accreditation awarded to Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia

The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board awarded national affordable housing accreditation to the Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia.