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.
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)
Teddy the Shih Tzu ran out through an open gate in 2010, and his Phoenix, Arizona, family thought he was gone forever. Then came a call from the Russell County Animal Shelter. Teddy had a chip, and a Phoenix phone number. Lay Sisamouth traveled to Phenix City to bring Teddy home after seven years
Local entertainer, comedian, and cancer survivor Sam Beman has become known locally for his characterization of the Grinch. Beman and his sidekick Bubba the Elf( Donterrius Ruff) visited Midtown Medical Center Thursday afternoon, bringing smiles to staff and patients. He also got a few startled responses from some of the younger patients.
Isiah Harper, a local author and Northside High School teacher, joined others Friday morning in a reading of his poem "My River Valley" during an 'unveiling' ceremony where Together 2017 announced a $139,000 investment in projects for the Columbus/Phenix City/Fort Benning region. Harper was commissioned to create a poem about the community that will serve as the inspiration for four artists to paint murals based on lines from the poem. Garry Pound, Sally Bradley, Najee Dorsey and Butch Anthony are the artists selected for the project.