David Pollard's family celebrate his birthday with at cookout
Family members and Carver High baseball players remember coach David Pollard during a family gathering at Carver Park. Eleven months after Pollard was struck by a stolen car and killed on Buena Vista Road, family and friends celebrated his birthday and raised money for the baseball team.
Robin TrimarchiThe Ledger-Enquirer
David Pollard's family celebrate his birthday with at cookout
Holiday tradition of "Cuts for Christmas" helps deserving students, honors educator who started event
Car involved in reported hit-and-run zooms down Broadway sidewalk near Kilwin's
Columbus High JROTC students pitch in to help veteran's widow with home repairs
People cheer as power is restored to Atlanta airport
Thousands of wreaths laid on veteran's graves at Fort Mitchell cemetery
Raw video: Graduate's "walk" brings cheers and smiles during CSU commencement ceremony
370 youngsters go home with a Christmas bikes
Why they got hooked on crochet
Phoenix man comes to Phenix City to take home the lost family dog
Local "Grinch" and his elf named Bubba bring cheer to sick kids in hospital
Artists join forces with writer to interpret "a love letter to this place we call home"
Know a Grinch? Watch this video to see if their "Grinch Face" makes the grade
Family of friends of David Pollard joined Monday with Carver High School to continue Pollard's annual “Cuts for Christmas” tradition. The event was started by Pollard, the Carver High School baseball coach killed in an automobile accident April 18, 2016. Pollard believed that “When you look good, you feel good!” and started the event as a way to reward and encourage students for good behavior and exceeding classroom expectations. It's also an opportunity to help students who might not be able to afford to look good everyday due to financial constraints. Four local barbers provided free haircuts to deserving male students,who also received lunch and a Christmas present. There was no cost for students participating in Cuts for Christmas.
Columbus police are investigating a reported hit-and-run in the 1200 block of Broadway just after 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, according to surveillance footage from one of the properties in that area. A black sedan can be seen speeding along the sidewalk mid-block at 3:33 p.m. It had just hit two people who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Maj. J.D. Hawk.
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.
Power was restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta in the early hours of December 18, Georgia Power announced, after an earlier outage grounded flights and stranded thousands of passengers. Power was restored to one concourse at around 7:45 pm, more than six hours after the outage occurred in the afternoon. This footage shows people cheering as power was restored to part of the airport.
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.
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.
Comedian and entertainer Sam Beman, dressed as the Grinch, entertained staff and children at the Children's Hospital at Columbus Regional's Midtown Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Beman portrayed The Grinch in Seussical The Musical years ago, and has since played the character outside of theater. Beman shares a few insider tips on how to get a good "Grinch Face."
Columbus police were called to Ballard Way Apartments at 5600 Hunter Road around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 17 to investigate a shooting. They found Javion Shorter on the staircase of Building 14 suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and left arm. It was his 18th birthday.Police Cpl. Sherman Hayes said the victim gave a statement to police in which he identified the shooter, but authorities declined to release the name. Shorter died two days later at Midtown Medical Center, said Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.
This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes the story of an attack on an Uber driver. This episode also features a hoe attack. Another segment tells of a man beaten with a rake.