Attorney Bernard Brody told the jury in opening arguments that his client Thomas Pierson behaved inappropriately because he got caught up in the aura of being a law enforcement officer. Pierson faces multiple charges, including aggravated sodomy and sexual battery, involving women he had stopped for speeding violations
Teletha Perry, the mother of three of Tamir Harris' children, said she was in an eight-year relationship with him when he was killed. She said it’s her love for their children and her determination to get them through the pain of his death that keeps her going. Two of Perry’s children witnessed the shooting. She said it broke her heart to hear her 2-year-old tell her, “Tamir gone. They shot my daddy.” “My whole world went down,” said Perry, who is four months pregnant with the victim’s child. “It hurts me to my soul, and I don’t think nobody will ever feel the pain that I feel.”
Tamir Harris' mother Kawanna Harris, his sister Quartesha Harris, and his sister Shakeyla Harris remember him during a Wednesday afternoon interview at the family's Columbus home. Tamir Harris,33, was shot and killed Tuesday morning in a shooting near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 35th Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:06 a.m., said Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton.
Former Harris County Deputy Sheriff Thomas Pierson faces multiple charges, including aggravated sodomy and sexual battery. Dash cam video shows an encounter with one of his accusers. Prosecutors say the woman was nervous, the defense claims that she flirted with the deputy
Brittany Moody remembers Tamir Harris during a Wednesday afternoon interview at the Harris family's Columbus home. Tamir Harris,33, was shot and killed Tuesday morning in a shooting near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 35th Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:06 a.m., said Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton. Moody said she has children with Tamir Harris and is expecting another child by him. She was also there when he was shot and killed.
Alix Berry, who has lived in the neighborhood for eight years, said that Tamir Harris was always good to his family and friends. But, she added, the corner where the shooting occurred is nicknamed Afghanistan because of the violence in the area
Columbus native Alma Thomas was an expressionist painter and educator who was the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her painting "Resurrection" currently hangs in a room in the east wing of the White House
Officials have released the name of the Columbus man who was killed Tuesday morning in a shooting near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 35th Street. Tamir Harris, the 33-year-old victim, was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:06 a.m., said Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton. His body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy. Officials confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody around 2:42 p.m. after a standoff near Fifth Avenue and 32nd Street, but no further details have been released.
Deputy Commissioner for Georgia's technical colleges Matt Arthur told a gathering of educators and business leaders that 88 percent today's technical college graduates work in their chosen fields. The number rises to 99 percent for those graduates who continue on to a four-year college or university
Keyonna James,16, appeared Tuesday morning in Columbus Recorder's Court to face charges related to the fatal shooting of Marion Davon Ralph,39, in April. Columbus police were called to the Pentecostal Church of God on 25th Avenue around 6:30 a.m. April 19 to check on a gunshot wound victim found in the parking lot. They found Ralph dead on the scene. James and Darious Robinson, 18, have been charged with murder and armed robbery. Robinson faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The Rapids at Riverfront Place is a $52 million apartment and mixed-use building being built by the W.C. Bradley Company along the Chattahoochee River in Columbus. The Rapids at Riverfront Place is the first piece of a multi-phase development on nearly 7.5 acres of prime Columbus real estate. The initial phase, which will include a park open to public use, will occupy less than 2.5 acres of the tract that the company acquired in 2003. There will be 226 apartments —the first of which could be available late next year — in the 414,000-square foot mixed-use building, in addition to one restaurant and retail space.
The Up! Factory hosted Monday afternoon a solar flow yoga class in Columbus' Woodruff Park led by yoga instructor Courtney Collado of The Up! Factory. The all-levels, community-wide yoga class was called Solar Flow and celebrated fitness and the historic Solar Eclipse.
You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.
Cancer survivors share their thoughts before the crowd of friends, family, supporters and more cancer survivors release 400 butterflies at the Columbus Botanical Gardens. The event, sponsored by the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition, raises money for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program