Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson was named Monday morning the recipient of the 2018 MLK Jr., Unity Award. The announcement came Monday morning during Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Award Breakfast at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
The Rev. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas,Texas speaks Monday morning during the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast hosted by the Delta Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Ga.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. fed members of the Carver Heights community Monday as one of it's "Community Impact Days" and as a way to remember and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Sorority members from three different chapters hosted the lunch at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church at 2935 9th Street in Columbus. They also gave away gift bags with personal hygiene items. Childhood hunger and homelessness are among the sorority's focuses. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is celebrating its 110th year this year.
Teachers and parents brought their students and children to The Dream Lives event at the Liberty Theater so the they "understand that people are like-minded in equality and have a vision for Columbus," said one father who brought his 10-year old son
Ministers with the Community of Concerned Clergy in Phenix City lead a small group a marchers from the Russell County Courthouse to Franchise Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate and remind the community that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream continues
Driving incidents can quickly escalate into potentially dangerous situations for the drivers involved, as well as nearby motorists and bystanders. Here are five tips that may prevent the situation from escalating if you find yourself the victim of someone else's rude behavior, or worse. They're from the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division's Fact Sheet #036.
How was your morning commute? If it was anything like mine from Columbus' Jordan-Johnson neighborhood to downtown Columbus, it was rainy and slick. My morning drive is pretty quick, but I decided to shorten it to less than twenty five seconds. No, not through speeding....through time-lapse photography.
Stephen Tobolowsky, whose extensive filmography includes "Mississippi Burning," Groundhog Day" and "Seinfeld," based his book "My Adventures with God" on the premise that "our lives follow the template of the Old Testament." With humor, introspection and stories from his life, Tobolowsky explores "the miracle of who we are and who we become." He will sign books at the Springer Opera House Friday, Jan 12, from 5:30-7pm at the McClure Theater
Columbus Regional Hospital hosted Thursday a decontamination training exercise for "first receivers" who would be the first to encounter patients arriving at the hospital because of a hazmat emergency. As part of their training,they were trained on putting on and taking off personal protective equipment and practiced building,using and taking apart the deluge system used to wash off contaminated patients before they enter the emergency room. Clinical and non-clinical staff from Midtown Medical Center and Northside Medical Center participated.
Tommy McNeal, 65, shot and killed Nancy Johnson, 63, through the front door of her home just a few minutes after midnight during a family New Year's Eve celebration. McNeal had known the family for years, according to Johnson's nieces. He pleaded not guilty in Recorder's Court to multiple charges, including murder
Columbus Police Department training officers held a two-hour session on church safety and how to respond to an active shooter situation in front of a full house in the city council chambers. For more information, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 706-653-3173
A man facing trial on murder charges in a 2014 fatal shooting triggered by a birthday party fight pleaded to voluntary manslaughter Tuesday. Now 27, Otis James Perry pleaded guilty in the Dec. 1. 2014, death of Marquise Alante Shivers, who was shot twice during a dispute around 10 p.m. at 4006 Sixth Ave., where friends had gathered for a birthday celebration. Perry pleaded right before the case was to go to trial, as attorneys had spent Monday picking a jury. He first huddled in the courtroom with about 10 relatives to discuss whether to plea or let the trial proceed with opening statements.