During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. Watney, however, has survived and has to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. The movie won a Golden Globes award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Students in the JROTC program at Columbus High School volunteered Saturday to "Be a Hero for a Hero", pitching in to complete home repairs for Alna Porter of Columbus. Porter is the widow of Sgt. Major Malachi Porter. Porter served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years, According to a press release from House of Heroes, Porter served in both Korea and Vietnam and received the following awards and recognitions: a Bronze Star Medal, a United Nations Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, 7 Good Conduct Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Unit Palm, the National Defense Service Medal, an Overseas Service Ribbon, and a Korean Service Medal.The effort was part of the Heart of Serving Program coordinated by the Chattahoochee Valley Chapter of the House of Heroes.
Family members share personal stories and strangers honor those without family present during the Wreaths Across America observance at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery. 700,000 wreaths were laid at 1,000 sites across the country during the annual event
Nearly 700 students graduated from Columbus State University Friday and Saturday during CSU’s 115th Commencement. Graduates were presented by their college at three commencement ceremonies on Dec. 15 and 16 at the CSU Lumpkin Center. The College of the Arts and Turner College of Business graduated Friday, the College of Education and Health Professions' ceremony was Saturday morning, and the College of Letters and Sciences graduated Saturday afternoon.
This week's Job Spotlight focuses on Hayley Henderson, executive director of the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia. She talks about the massive meeting facility and its economic impact on the city, while also serving as a gathering place for interesting, educational and memorable events to include weddings and other personal occasions. (Video by Tony Adams)