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Dept. of Public Health: J&J vaccine paused in Georgia ‘until further notice’

The department said the pause came after the recommendation from the FDA and CDC to pause giving the vaccine.

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Georgia reclaims top US pecan producer; Kemp declares pecans official state nut

  Columbus small businesses looking to return to normal amid pandemic

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Rob Mayes speaks about shooting “Neon Highway” in Columbus with Beau Bridges

  Amerigroup, MCSD sending food around Columbus for Food Truck Friday

  Columbus police, family searching for runaway teen

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Disabled woman, pet attacked by vicious dogs

Arrested lawmaker vows to keep fighting Georgia voting law

  Data identifies four zip codes in Columbus as the city’s most dangerous

Raffensperger refers 3 Ga. counties for drop box investigation

  Fewer people registering to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Columbus

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held in Cuthbert

Deputy stabbed to death at Georgia jail; another deputy hurt

Authorities say the stabbing happened at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center early Tuesday morning.

LaGrange man wanted after reportedly shooting into house overnight

Police in LaGrange are searching for a man wanted for reportedly shooting into a home overnight Monday.

Sheriff’s deputies recognized for quick thinking during a Columbus fire

A pair of Muscogee County sheriff’s deputies are being recognized by Piedmont Columbus Regional for their quick actions during a recent house fire.

  Muscogee County Jail inmates expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Inmates at the Muscogee County Jail could soon start receiving their COVID-19 shot.

  Violent crimes cost city of Columbus millions each year

Attorney General Carr pushes back on GA voting law

Teenager arrested in Columbus murder on South Andrews Circle

Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game

Phoebe sees ‘exciting milestone’ in recent COVID-19 numbers

  Walk-ups allowed at Columbus COVID-19 vaccination sites

Supreme Court gives Georgia win in water war with Florida

The court on Thursday rejected Florida’s claim that Georgia uses too much of the water that flows from the Atlanta suburbs to the Gulf of Mexico.

  Overhaul of citizen’s arrest law heading to Gov. Kemp’s desk

A top priority this legislative session was passing an overhaul of Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest law.

  GEMA mass vaccination site in Columbus administers 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination

The site at the Columbus Civic Center administered dose number 10,000 of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this, while also gearing up for people to receive their second doses this week.

What passed and failed in 2021 Georgia General Assembly

Georgia’s General Assembly concludes its 2021 session on Wednesday with lawmakers still needing to act on the state budget and many other bills.

  Georgia Department of Public Health launching new online vaccine registration portal

People all across the state will soon be able to sign up to get their shot anywhere it’s available with the health department.

Harris Co. High School students can “shop” for free prom dresses

Almost every high schooler dreams about their prom, but making that dream a reality can be difficult for those in financially tight situations.

  COURT: Family Dollar double homicide victim talked to investigator 30 minutes before her death

New details are being revealed in the murders of two women killed in broad daylight as the man charged with their deaths made his first official court appearance.

Georgia lawmakers move to loosen gun laws after shootings

Georgia state senators voted 34-18 on Monday to pass a bill that loosens the state’s gun laws less than two weeks after police say a man killed eight people at three different massage businesses.

  GEMA vaccine clinic at Columbus Civic Center limiting drive-up appointments

The COVID-19 drive up clinic at the Civic Center in Columbus is now limiting the number of people who can show up without an appointment.

  WATCH: Sen. Jon Ossoff visits Columbus mass vaccination site

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff stopped in Columbus Monday to visit the GEMA mass vaccination site at the Columbus Civic Center.

  Flavors of The Big Easy coming to Columbus with new restaurant

A new local restaurant is bringing a bit of New Orleans flair to Columbus.

  Actor Beau Bridges filming new movie in Columbus

There’s been a big buzz in Columbus lately about a movie being filmed in town, and it stars Beau Bridges.

  How to find a specific COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer in Columbus

With COVID-19 vaccine efforts ramping up across the state, more options are available as to which shot you get.

  City of Hamilton names new police chief months after former chief asked to resign over racial slur usage

It has been just over two months since body camera footage surfaced showing the Hamilton Police Chief and a patrolman using racial slurs.

Ga. DPH reports more than 800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 825 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, March 29.

Columbus Civic Center to host spring fling for one week in April

The Columbus Civic Center is hosting a spring fling for a week in April.

  Auburn-Opelika hosts annual ‘Empty Bowls’ event

Over in East Alabama, city organizations are addressing the issue of food insecurity in the community, especially during COVID-19.

  Columbus-filmed “My Brother’s Keeper” plays at National Infantry Museum

Folks in the Chattahoochee Valley got the chance to see a movie filmed in Columbus showing at the National Infantry Museum this afternoon.

  Homicide investigation underway after man killed in overnight shooting on N. Lumpkin Rd. in Columbus

A homicide investigation is underway in Columbus after a man was shot and killed overnight.

Columbus man killed in single-vehicle accident on Buena Vista Rd.

A single-vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Columbus man.

Amerigroup, other agencies host drive-thru Easter Extravaganza at Shirley B. Winston Rec. Center

The event begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. It will take place at Shirley B. Winston Recreation Center located at 5025 Steam Mill Road.

St. Mary’s Road United Methodist Church in Columbus to vaccinate over 500 residents Saturday

St. Mary’s Road United Methodist Church in Columbus and the West Central Health District are hosting a COVID-19 vaccination site Saturday, March 27.

Sexual harassment case against Sylvester police chief settled for $145K

A Southwest Georgia police chief is still on duty after a hearing officer recently threw out sexual harassment allegations against her from someone within the department.

  Political science professors explain Georgia’s Elections Integrity Act of 2021

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the bill Thursday, putting tighter restrictions on Georgia’s elections process.

  Fort Benning soldier dies during Ranger training in Florida

A Fort Benning soldier completing his Ranger training in Florida has died.

  COURT: Motel 6 double homicide suspect claims self-defense, says brothers tried to rob him

New details are emerging as the first court hearing for a man accused of killing two brothers at a Columbus motel took place.

  Weather cancels 1,500 COVID-19 vaccination appointments at Peachtree Mall in Columbus

Approximately 1,500 people in Columbus scheduled to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today will have to wait a little longer.

  Meet David Cowan, a trusted messenger for Georgians

A talented public speaker and a face for the official message of the state of Georgia. And he's by Governor Brian Kemp's side at every press conference. His name is David Cowan and he's got an incredible story to share.

Columbus man pleads guilty to 2019 bank robbery

A Columbus man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a March 2019 bank robbery at Wells Fargo on Whittlesey Blvd.

  LaGrange murder suspect located, arrested in north Georgia

A LaGrange murder suspect is behind bars after being found and arrested in Winder, Georgia.

  Practicing ATV safety during spring break

Businesses are bringing safety awareness to those who ride 4-wheelers.

  Ft. Benning hosting drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Martin Army Community Hospital

Fort Benning’s Martin Army Community Hospital vaccinated over 1,000 people Wednesday at a drive-thru COVID-19 clinic.

  Fortson, Ga. man pleads guilty in international child exploitation case

A Fortson, Ga. man will spend at least the next decade in federal prison after pleading guilty in an international child exploitation case.

Ga. DPH reports more than 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,119 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, March 23.

  Want to be in a movie? Film crew looking for extras for movie being shot in Columbus

Have you always wanted to be in a movie? Well, this could be your big break...kind of.

Georgia GOP voting bills advance as some provisions dropped

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are backing away from two of the more contentious efforts to limit voting access.

  LaGrange police chase Columbus man through the woods, arrest him on assault warrant

A Columbus man is behind bars in Troup County after trying to escape from police by running through the woods.

  Families still searching for answers three years after the disappearances of two Columbus women

Erin Collier and Ebony Giddens disappeared just eight days apart from each other in 2018.

Ga. DPH reports more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 542 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, March 22.

Local donut shop to reopen, according to Facebook post

It’s been five long years since many of us have had a taste of the “Veri Best” donut here in Columbus... but that could change “VERI” soon.

  Columbus State University students, professor creates art to advocate against racial injustices

Columbus State University students and their professor are creating art to spark a conversation about racial injustices in America through their art container.

Phoebe releases statement on mass vaccination site closing

Phoebe health officials released a statement regarding the closing of the state mass vaccination site on Friday.

219 On The Lake opens for summer season, enjoy brunch and live music

219 On The Lake is officially open for a new season. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake with live music and brunch this Sunday!

12-year-old stabbed in head on Turner St., LaGrange police investigate

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault after a 12-year-old was stabbed in the head.

  Sally Little League hosts Autism Awareness Celebration in Columbus

Sally Little League came together Saturday at Shirley Winston Park to not only spread autism awareness with the community, but to show love to those in their league affected by autism.

  Amerigroup, local law enforcement agencies host drive-thru car safety event

Several local groups came together this morning at the Public Safety Center in Columbus promoting car safety.

Albany mass COVID-19 vaccination site closes

It closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, according to Dougherty County officials.

  New details emerge in Avalon Rd. murder as victim’s brother makes court appearance

A 21-year-old Columbus man made his first court appearance Friday for the murder of his brother, 17-year-old Quindarious Ford.

  GSW nursing student gives over 500 COVID-19 shots, volunteers spring break to give more

This week is spring break for Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), but for Emily Frey, a nursing student, she spent her spring break giving people a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Ga. DPH reports more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,286 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, March 18.

  Teen arrested for statutory rape, woman charged with contributing to delinquency

A woman and a teen from Columbus are behind bars after being arrested by the CPD Special Victims Unit Wednesday.

UPDATE: Additional charges, arrests made in Americus January homicide

Two people were arrested Friday in connection to a January Americus homicide, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

UPDATE: Family says teen mistakenly slain by brother in overnight shooting on Avalon Rd. in Columbus

An overnight shooting on Avalon Dr. in Columbus has left one person dead.

  COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Doctors Hospital building in Columbus to receive more vaccine doses

According to the mayor of Columbus, the vaccine clinic at the old Doctors Hospital will be getting more vaccine doses soon.

  Crime could have economic impact on the City of Columbus

According to the president and CEO of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the stigma of violence in Columbus is bad for business, and if things don’t turn around, the city could begin to see businesses set up shop somewhere else.

Woman allegedly tried setting LaGrange grocery store on fire after being kicked out

A LaGrange woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to set a grocery store on fire after she was kicked out for attempting to steal.

Suspects used stolen credit cards to buy lots of tools in Columbus

Columbus police are releasing surveillance photos of suspects they saw bought a large amount of tools with stolen credit cards.

  Columbus police continue the hunt for woman’s killer nearly 18 years later

In March 2003, a Columbus woman was found dead in her home, her killer still inside. Nearly 18 years later, police are still searching for the man who killed Iris Harless.