Rev. Noble Williams of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in Phenix City, Ala. is president of Community Concerned Clergy which is having an MLK March on Jan. 13 starting at the Russell County Courthouse.
Job Spotlight focuses this week on Tobias Farley, general manager of the AMC Ritz 13 movie theater on Whittlesey Road in Columbus. Starting as a diner dish washer at the adjacent Hollywood Connection, he has worked his way up the ranks in the theater industry while also raising a family and furthering his education. (Video by Tony Adams)
Curtis Edge, a local homeless man, was found dead near a bench on the corner of 10th Street and Broadway in downtown Columbus Monday. According to Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley, Edge died of hypothermia. Jerry Mercer, also a homeless man frequently seen downtown, said Edge had been in the area for years but "never asked anybody for anything." Worley said he has yet to find a family member or next of kin for Edge.
Columbus Regional Health honored Thursday morning Columbus police officers Christopher Snipes and Nathan Tooley as being First Friday Heroes. "They responded to the scene where a woman accidentally discharged a firearm and shot herself in the leg. The bullet hit an artery and thanks to their rapid response, quick thinking and application of a tourniquet the woman was able to survive a potentially fatal situation," said the Columbus Regional press release. Columbus Regional Health created the First Friday Hero program in early 2017 to recognize monthly first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty.