The Junior League of Columbus distributed Friday about 33,000 diapers that were collected by its members during a yearlong diaper drive. The Crisis Center of Russell County, Hope Harbour, Open Door Community House and Damascus Way were the four local charities selected to receive diapers. Many of the diapers were collected during the organization's Little Black Dress Initiative in March.
Mark Lott was sworn in Thursday afternoon as Columbus State University's new police chief during a ceremony in the lobby of University Hall at Columbus State University. CSU officials announced earlier in May that Lott had been named CSU’s new police chief, a position he has held on an interim basis since last fall.
Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr was the featured speaker Thursday morning during the 2017 Military Appreciation Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, at Columbus State University's Cunningham Conference Center.
Xzavaien Trevon Jones was sentenced to life without parole for murder, plus a $10,000 fine for gang violence. Tekoa Chantrell Young and Terell Raquez McFarland were both sentenced to life with parole plus a $10,000 fine for gang violence. They will be eligible for parole in 30 years.
The Columbus High girls golfers "played their hearts out" early in the GHSA Class 4A state championship tournament at Maple Ridge Golf Course knowing that a rainout was possible on the final day of play. The young Lady Blue Devils starting foursome, two freshman and two sophomores, took home the first place trophy.
Colgay PRIDE of Columbus hosted a local observance of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Sunday evening at Lake Oliver Marina to remember those who have died from AIDS and to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. Here's a short video of participants releasing lanterns as part of the ceremony.
Jordan High senior Royale Lampley lives in a tough neighborhood, but with guidance from his mentor Ben Holden and the Columbus Scholars program, he will graduate high school and is looking ahead to college and a career that will allow him to 'give back' to the community.
Officials with Columbus Regional Health, project designers and builders, and city councilors broke ground on a new 10-bed, 12,000-square foot emergency services center that will serve north Columbus and relieve pressure from existing emergency rooms.