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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Project DASH for Doctors Against Stroke and Heart Attack performed a music video at The Medical Center, Navicent Health explaining the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke. The video became popular on Facebook.