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  Star of popular 1960s WTVM children’s show “Miss Patsy’s Playhouse” reminisces

Some would probably call her Columbus’ version of Mister Rogers, but the star of a wildly popular WTVM children’s show is a Columbus celebrity all on her own.

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

1-year-old Columbus gunshot victim released from hospital

Kinetic Credit Union caps month of giving with donations to local agencies

  Missing Harris Co. man found alive in wrecked car by Good Samaritan

GSP troopers visit young boy after crash to show support

  Families of Columbus UPS drivers hold appreciation parade

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  Sister of WTVM anchor released from hospital after fighting COVID-19 for 2 months

“As exciting as our National Championship:” Former CSU cheerleader donating kidney for teammate

  Brookstone 6th grader sells bracelets to make $1K+ donation to PCR

  Lunch debt of Creekside Intermediate School students paid off by donor

  Columbus-shot “Survive the Night” with Bruce Willis premiering on demand this week

  Columbus auto dealers develop safe ways for shoppers to buy vehicles during pandemic

Mother of five returns to Auburn to finish degree, graduates during pandemic

A mother of five who had to put her education dreams on hold is now an Auburn alumna 14 years after beginning her degree.

  Columbus husband and wife separated by COVID-19 reunite at Covenant Woods

They say the power of love never fails and that seems to be the case for one senior couple in the Chattahoochee Valley.

‘Be the Sunshine:’ New mural on display in Uptown Columbus

Despite the dark times brought about the COVID-19 pandemic, a new mural in Uptown Columbus is hoping to lift the community’s spirits.

Springer Opera House Costume Shop donates 600+ handmade masks to PCR

The Piedmont Columbus Regional Foundation wants to acknowledge all of the donations they received throughout the week, but one in particular stands out.

  Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany celebrates release of 99-year-old COVID-19 patient

  Applause, staff fill the halls as COVID-19 survivor discharged from PCR

  103-year-old Kentucky woman battles COVID-19 and wins

PAWS Humane shares foster stories as most animals find homes during COVID-19 outbreak

81-year-old patient at Trident Medical Center beats COVID-19

  Staff at St. Francis celebrates first COVID-19 patient removed from ventilator, released from hospital

Hospital staff cheers as first intubated COVID-19 patient leaves ICU

Good news out of the East Alabama Medical Center!

  Chalk messages encourage healthcare workers at Piedmont Columbus Regional

Healthcare workers are among those who are working hard on the frontlines, battling the COVID-19 coronavirus to keep their communities safe and healthy.

Pandemic can’t stop celebration of 100th birthday

Alzenia Phillips didn’t live through a century to have her big day denied. In fact, the community made sure of it!

Chambers Co. named fastest growing economy in Alabama

Chambers County has been named the top emerging local economy in Alabama.

  Animals at PAWS Humane offer COVID-19 safety tips

Don't forget to wash your paws!

  Stewart County principal delivers lunches to students amid coronavirus outbreak

Dr. Joseph Gardner said he’s doing whatever it takes to make sure all Stewart County students are eating healthy meals while they’re out of school.

  Eighty top anglers head to Eufaula for a Big Bass Tournament

A major sporting event is bringing a big chunk of change and eighty of the world’s top professional anglers to the city of Eufaula.

  Columbus Animal Care and Control hoping you’ll tell dogs “Be Mine” this Valentine’s Day

Columbus Animal Care and Control are hoping that a Valentine’s Day-themed event they are hosting will lead you into asking one of their dogs to be your Valentine this year.

  Local business airs Super Bowl ad geared toward soldiers and their families

Perfect Touch Automotive Playground, also known as P-TAP, geared their commercials toward soldiers and their families.

  Columbus ministry opening coffee house to revitalize the community

A Columbus non-profit has something new brewing to benefit their ministries and the people they touch.

  Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. holds multiple service projects in Columbus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. spent their Founder’s Day in service in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

9-year-old LSU superfan from Alabama witnesses national championship win

A young LSU superfan from Alabama got to enjoy the sights and sounds of LSU’s historic national championship in New Orleans.

  Five Columbus natives named among 100 Most Influential Georgians

Five prominent people from the Columbus area have been named to Georgia Trend’s list of the most influential Georgians.

Law enforcement makes Alabama teen’s dream come true

Alabama law enforcement went above and beyond the call of duty Tuesday to make a teen’s dream come true.

  Ludy Christmas Light Spectacular raises more than $37K for Ga. Make-A-Wish

A fan-favorite Christmas in Columbus tradition has announced the amount of money the community raised for the Georgia Make-A-Wish Foundation during the holiday season.

  Columbus’ first baby of the new year born at Piedmont Columbus Regional

Columbus is welcoming its first baby born in the new decade!

  Welcome, Zy’miracle! St. Francis Hospital’s first baby of the new year helps ring in 2020

St. Francis Hospital in Columbus is ringing in the new year with the miracle of new life!

Columbus entrepreneurs appearing on ‘Shark Tank’ with portable sleeping pod

A mother-daughter duo from Columbus is taking their product to the silver screen.

  Car decals available to tell first responders in Columbus about passengers with special needs

They are meant to help in situations where a parent may be unresponsive or unavailable to talk to first responders about their child’s needs.

  Kappa Alpha Psi gives toys to kids at Piedmont Columbus Regional

Patients on the fifth floor of Piedmont Columbus Regional received a number of special gifts.

  Valley Rescue Mission and Wild Wing Cafe team up to host holiday meal for the homeless

Wild Wing Cafe and Valley Rescue Mission are teaming up to feed the less fortunate ahead of Christmas.

Military dad surprises north Alabama child by coming home for Christmas

Will Parker surprised his son, Keaton, at the Hollywood School Christmas Program.

Surprise Christmas adoption brings a child to tears in Calera, Ala.

An 11-year-old foster child’s only Christmas wish was to be adopted, and on Thursday her foster parents surprised her with just that!

  Northside High School student fighting period poverty in Columbus

Many women across the country struggle to afford necessary feminine hygiene products and one Northside High School student is hoping to lower that number in the Columbus area.

  7 Opelika firefighters welcome newborns within 3 months

From August to November, seven Opelika firefighters have become fathers to seven newborn babies.

  Four Children’s Library hosts first-ever Christmas Celebration

An organization that aims to build a memorial library for the four children who lost their lives in Lee County’s deadly tornadoes hosted a Christmas Celebration Saturday.

WIS reporter donates bone marrow to 2-year-old with rare blood disorder

You see her on TV reporting on the big stories every day, but tonight she’s actually part of the story.

AU Dean adds one second to final exams in honor of Iron Bowl victory

Auburn University’s Dean of the College of Liberal Arts is still celebrating their win over the University of Alabama in this year’s Iron Bowl.

  Mathews Elementary School collects over 4,000 canned goods for non-profits

Students at Mathews Elementary School in Columbus are coming together to support their community.

  Former commercial fisherman, World War II veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

Charles Theron Lowe celebrated his 102nd birthday one day early at home Sunday with his friends and family.

Soldier surprises daughter at school after 3 years overseas

A soldier home after three years overseas stopped at Alabama Christian Academy to surprise his 6-year-old daughter.

  CPD officers play game of basketball with kids in the community

A trio of Columbus police officers took a break from patrolling the streets of Columbus to play a game of basketball with a group of kids in the community.

Man caught on camera setting up candlelight date at Columbus RiverWalk

Passersby on the Columbus RiverWalk on Wednesday, Oct. 9 noticed a sight you might not expect to see on the rocks by the Chattahoochee River.

‘Baby Stormy’ celebrates first birthday

She was born at just 27 weeks, during Hurricane Michael, one year ago in Early County.

CPD officer honored after saving suicidal man’s life

Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus has named a Columbus police officer this month’s First Friday Hero.

  Ga. man pictured in viral photo praying over Fla. sheriff’s deputy

A viral photo out of Florida making its way around social media has ties to the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Community Warriors help elderly Columbus widow with yard repair

“They’ve been cleaning the yard," Griffin said. "They cut those limbs, they needed cutting bad, you know, because I can’t do it and my husband has been dead since 2011.”

  Harris Co. dentist providing free work for first responders, veterans on 9/11

In honor of the 18th anniversary of 9/11, a Harris County dentist’s office will be providing free dental work to first responders.

8-year-old saves money to send to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

The youngster saved the money he made making and selling key-chains this summer.

  Four Columbus restaurants collecting donations for Bahamas hurricane relief

Mr. Pizza Brick Oven and Tap, Jarfly, Nonic and Smokey Bones are gathering donations of clothes, household products and non-perishable items.

  Gator caught on Lake Eufaula may just set a record

Gator caught on Lake Eufaula may just set a record.

  More than 100 Fort Benning soldiers beautify Columbus girls’ group home

More than 100 Fort Benning soldiers spent the day working outside at the Anne Elizabeth Shepard Home renovating and making repairs trying to make a better scenery for the youth living at the group home.

Father’s lost watch returned to son 12 years later

12 years ago, a TAG Heuer watch was lost in the Coosa River. Sunday, it was returned to its rightful owner.

CHIME IN: National Dog Day-show us your furry friend!

The dog days of summer may be reaching their end, but not before National Dog Day let’s us celebrate man’s best friend!

  Faith-based movie filmed in Columbus hits theaters

A movie filmed entirely in the Fountain City has hit the big screen.

Game show star working on movie filming locally

“Wheel of Fortune” star Vanna White is working on a movie being filmed in Columbus. White is the executive director of “Electric Jesus”.

  300 motorcycles, 800+ riders raise $24K for Troup Co. deputy battling cancer

A benefit ride taking place over the weekend for a Troup County Sheriff’s Office deputy who is battling cancer raised more than $24,000.

  Troup Co. man reunited with medics who helped save his life after cardiac arrest

Mike Pilgrim went into cardiac arrest after being electrocuted while cutting down a tree. When first responders and medics arrived on the scene, Pilgrim was unresponsive and had no pulse.

Dads line up to greet students on first day at Jackson elementary school

They made a tunnel for the kids and cheered them on as they walked in for their first day of class at Barack Obama Magnet Elementary.

  Westview Elementary students welcomed back to school with high fives

For the first day back after the summer break, community members formed two lines at the entrance of the school and gave out high fives to welcome students back and to get them pumped and ready to learn.

  World’s first voice box reconstruction performed in Memphis

A team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital are making history.

  Piedmont Columbus Regional’s Northside campus surprises patient for her 96th birthday

Norma Little recently suffered a fractured hip and had to have surgery. Unfortunately, this meant brining in her 96th birthday in the hospital.

First responders recognized after saving stroke victim’s life

"We transport patients all the time, but we rarely get to see the outcome of the patient," one first responder said.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Edge Church hosts 3rd annual Back 2 School Jam to help local students

Bell says that in addition to handing out backpacks filled with school supplies, the event will also feature face painting, games, food, and a DJ.

  ‘I really did have a sense of peace about the procedure itself and his surgeon’: Lee Co. 8-year-old gets life-saving heart transplant

Eight-year-old Bennett Jones is recovering in a St. Louis hospital from a heart transplant.

  Columbus church hopes to connect community by providing meals to those in need

Church members say it is important that people in the community are fed both physically and spiritually.

  Alabama community buys longtime school custodian a car

He walked into the lobby bewildered and clueless on what the commotion was all about. Then, they revealed the real surprise.

“No excuses, no empty promises:” Columbus City Councilman cleans up yard waste after resident plea

After one of Columbus City Councilman Glenn Davis’ constituents reached out to him saying his yard waste had not been picked up in several weeks, Davis took the matter into his own hands.