The School of the Americas Watch annual protest is leaving Columbus and moving to the border of the United States and Mexico. The announcement was made by the organization's national organizer Hendrik Voss on Sunday as this year's participants gathered outside Stone Gate on Benning Road.
Video: SOA Watch annual protest leaving Columbus
Parishioners react after fire strikes Christ the King Catholic Church in Pine Mountain
Restaurant's harvest program helps area non-profits feed those in need
"Please Be Courteous, Walk Your Wheels" reminders appear on downtown sidewalks
Auburn University freshman work a shift at Feeding the Valley food bank
Man found dead in burning car was barber known to make people laugh
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson honors local Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Famers
Paddlers enjoy plenty of water during Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle
Watch as police escort Scott and the Miracle Riders along the Riverwalk
Defense attorney shocked his client has been charged with murder
Defense attorney takes both a positive and negative away from court hearing
Aunt of homicide victim says he was funny man with passion for skateboarding
Murder suspect's sister faints during Recorder's Court hearing
Church members share their thoughts as they remove sacred items that were spared from the fire that destroyed the altar, pulpit and the floor of their sanctuary. The large, hand-carved crucifix hung by a lone cable from below the cupola where lightening struck during a thunderstorm
The LongHorn Steakhouse Harvest program is a year-round program, started in 2003, where all LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants donate surplus, wholesome food to local non-profits on a weekly basis. The food donations are not leftovers. It's high-quality, surplus food that was not served to restaurant guests. The LongHorn Steakhouse at 3201 Macon Rd. in Columbus makes a weekly food donation to New Horizons Behavioral Health in Columbus and since 2003 has donated more than 30,200 lbs. of food as part of the program.
When visiting downtown Columbus you'll notice new, blue signs on the sidewalks asking bicyclists and skateboarders to "Please Be Courteous, Walk Your Wheels." Where did they come from? Watch and discover.
Shirley Coleman, the aunt of Michael Fleming, remembers her nephew and the uncertainty around his murder in July. Officials had to use DNA testing to identify the man found burned in the trunk of a car July 10 at the intersection of Harbison Drive and Head Street as Michael Fleming, 34, of Columbus. Fleming's body was found in the stolen 2006 Pontiac G6, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said. The body was pulled from the trunk around 5:37 a.m. July 10. It was charred beyond recognition with no facial features and no fingers but officials used DNA to identified him, the coroner stated.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson honored Monday morning the thirteen veterans from the Columbus area who have been inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame since its inception. Attending the ceremony were inductees Donald M. McKay Jr. and Carl Savory, Paul Longgrear, director of the Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame, inductees Bob Poydasheff and Michael Dover, and Jonnie Melillo Clasen, who represented her father, the late Vincent Melillo. Typically up to 15 Georgia military veterans are inducted into the hall of fame each year. You can find out more and download the nomination packet for a deserving veteran at www.gmvhof.org
The Fourth Annual Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle on the Chattahoochee River attracted Saturday both rafters and kayakers. Rafting and paddling was all day, with the "Powerhouse Paddler Party" kicking off at 3 p.m. on the island overlooking the Waveshaper rapids. Organizers hoped to attract more than 2,000 paddlers to the event. Here are a few of the highlights.
Scott Ressmeyer and 17 Miracle Riders returned to Columbus Friday evening, after three weeks of riding the 10,000-mile journey to Coldfoot, Alaska and back. The riders were escorted by police to downtown Columbus, where there was a brief program during intermission of the concert at the Miracle Block Party in the 1000 block of Broadway. During intermission the riders announced the unofficial total they raised. The ride was to raise awareness of the Methodist Home for Children & Youth of South Georgia and funds for Carpenter's Way home for boys and Arabella him for girls. Synovus was the presenting sponsor of the ride.
Mary Russell speaks about her nephew Jakorbin King after a Thursday morning hearing in Columbus Recorder's Court in which two men charged with murder in connection with King's murder and another man facing an aggravated assault charge related to the case made an initial appearance.
Mark Shelnutt, a defense attorney representing Samuel Jones, answers questions from the media after a Thursday morning Columbus Recorder's Court hearing for his client. Jones and Tramal Lee Williams are both charged with murder in connection with the April shooting death of Jakorbin King. A third person, Tyler Fitzgerald Teal faces an aggravated assault charge related to the case. These are excerpts of his comments.
Stacey Jackson discusses the case related to his client, Tyler Fitzgerald Teal,19, after a Columbus Recorder's Court hearing for Teal Thursday morning. Teal faces an aggravated assault charge. Teal appeared with Samuel Jones,17 and Tramal Lee Williams,17 on charges related to the April shooting death of Jakorbin King. Jones and Williams have been charged in murder in connection with the incident. Teal has not been charged with murder.
First responders attend to a woman Thursday morning who was a witness during a Columbus Recorder's Court hearing for Samuel Jones, Tramal Lee Williams, and Tyler Fitzgerald Teal. The witness was treated but not transported and later testified during the hearing.
Fredret Shamar Culliver, 17, appeared in Columbus Recorder's Court on July 9. Culliver is one of three men accused of hijacking a car from a woman at a gas station hours before a body was found in the trunk of the vehicle.
A robbery suspect was arrested in Lee County Tuesday afternoon after a police chase that started in Phenix City, authorities said. Authorities said Phenix City police started pursuing the suspect after a robbery in Phenix City. The chase ended in Smiths Station at the intersection of Lee Road 430 and 298.
A sexual assault evidence kit contains forensic evidence gathered from a victim's body during an intrusive, hours-long examination. Testing kits can find DNA evidence used to identify rapists, boost prosecutions or exonerate the falsely accused.
The Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts opened Monday as 2017-18 classes began for the Muscogee County School District. The $36 million project is designed to accommodate 500 students in grades 6-12 but will add 11th grade next year and 12th grade the following year. The three-story, 118,500-square-foot facility at 1700 Midtown Drive is named after famous Columbus natives Ma Rainey, a blues singer, and Carson McCullers, a novelist.