The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's 2017 filled the streets of downtown with walkers participating in Friday's two-mile walk that began in the 1100 block of Broadway. In 2016 the Columbus walk raised more than $143,000. Prior to the walk, Charles and Bunky Clark were honored for their work on behalf of the cause.
The 35-year-old man accused of leading authorities into a chase Tuesday afternoon that ended with a three-vehicle crash appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court. Edward Baez, 35, pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, disregarding a traffic control device, no proof of insurance, no state tag and fleeing to elude. He was ordered held in the Muscogee County Jail under bonds totaling $17,625.
A small group from Indivisible Columbus rallied Tuesday afternoon against the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill, which has re-emerged in the United States Senate as a way to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly know as Obamacare.
Columbus police said a man fleeing from authorities in Alabama Tuesday afternoon drove into Columbus and was involved in a multi vehicle crash at Veterans Parkway and Whitesville Road. Police said he was taken to the Muscogee County Jail and faces numerous charges yet to be determined. This is a breaking story and we will update this story with additional details as they become available.
Members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) joined forces Monday morning with representatives from local funeral homes for a silent processional and press conference to address the recent rash of homicides that have plagued the community. The processional began at the Liberty Theatre and finished in front of the Columbus Civic Center.
When Hurricane Irma blew into Columbus Sept. 11, it’s 50 mph winds sent trees across the city tumbling to the ground. They blocked roads, toppled onto cars and smashed into houses. Two local experts on tree care explain why trees fall and how to tell if your trees need attention before the next storm.
Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren has confirmed another officer involved shooting, this one at the intersection of Holly Avenue and 41st Street early Friday morning. The suspect has a non life-threatening injury, Boren said, and has been transported to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus.
Several Glynn County school buses rolled out from the Columbus Civic Center Thursday morning, marking the beginning of the trip home for more than 300 evacuees from Coastal Georgia communities displaced by Hurricane Irma who sheltered in Columbus at the Civic Center.
Columbus police officers responded to a shots fired call on Mill Branch Road at the intersection of Luna Drive around 8:30 a.m., Police Chief Ricky Boren said. At some point the man pointed the gun at one of the officers and an officer fired two shots at the man, one of them striking him in the leg, Boren said. He is in surgery at Midtown Medical Center.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross scooped up bowl after bowl of both vanilla and chocolate ice cream Wednesday afternoon for evacuees from Hurricane Irma staying at the Red Cross shelter at the Columbus Civic Center during an ice cream social.
A large group of evacuees from Glynn County, Georgia who fled Hurricane Irma and have been housed in an American Red Cross shelter at the Columbus Civic Center are scheduled to board buses and return to their homes Thursday morning.
An inmate died early Tuesday in an apparent suicide at the Russell County Jail, Sheriff Heath Taylor said during a news conference. Randy Jean Turner, 43, of Phenix City was facing one count of third-degree domestic violence (criminal mischief) at the time of his death. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.
As Columbus officials and residents brace for the high winds and rain forecast as what is left of Hurricane Irma moves this way, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said this is not the time to get complacent.