Ed Braun, general manager of Kia AutoSport Columbus presented the keys to a new Kia to Miss Georgia 2017 Alyssa Beasley Monday morning. Beasley will have use of the car during her tenure as Miss Georgia. Beasley competed as Miss Southeast Georgia and was crowned Miss Georgia 2017 Saturday night at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
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Miss Georgia 2017 presented with new Kia Sorento
MLK Unity Breakfast speaker says nation has been pushed into a "Trumphole"
Mayor promises 'I am one of you, I'm a soldier for justice' at MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast
Sorority tackles challenges of childhood hunger, homelessness through service project
Woman dies before Dorothy Street passersby can help her from house fire
Five ways to potentially get yourself safely out of a road rage incident
Hospital trains for potential hazmat emergency, terrorism threat
Man pleads in fatal 2014 shooting after jury selected, trial set to begin
Veteran's family enjoys hot water for first time in seven years thanks to volunteers
CEO of Columbus area Boy Scouts shares his most memorable moment in scouting
Volunteers help thaw the freeze one hot meal at a time
Suspect in deadly New Year’s shooting killed a police officer in 1975, official says
Photographer's Notebook: Below-freezing temps create temporary ice sculptures
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chattahoochee Valley Chapter of House of Heroes recently partnered with the local community and volunteers to do major plumbing repairs for a veteran's widow. Georgjean O'Neal and daughter Rita O'Neal now have hot water for the first time in more than seven years. Georgjean O'Neal's husband, James O'Neal,served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army. He died in November 1996. You can find out more, including the organizations that helped make this possible, in this short video.
Volunteers throughout the community have stepped up their efforts during this week's cold snap to help the less fortunate. Among those are volunteers from St. Paul United Methodist Church who provided a hot meal Thursday evening at SafeHouse for members of the homeless community. SafeHouse has stayed open around the clock as a warming station for those needing a way to get out of the below-freezing temperatures.
A friend of the 63-year-old woman killed during a New Year’s party was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a standoff in the 200 block of Kendrick Avenue. Tommy McNeal, 65, faces a murder charge in the shooting of Nancy Johnson. He will booked into the Muscogee County Jail.
Below-freezing temperatures froze water flowing over the Pierce Memorial Fountain at St. Luke United Methodist Church in downtown Columbus, creating icicles and other areas of ice. By late morning, warming temperatures and direct sun had already started to melt the frozen areas of the fountain.
A Columbus woman said the birth of her daughter was a journey, and that’s the name she picked for the first baby born locally in 2018. India Williams, 24, delivered Journey Williams at 3:34 a.m. Monday at Midtown Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. India, her husband Te’Shawn Williams and baby were doing just fine on a cold New Year’s Day.
Wanda Lamb, also known as the "Bang Bang Lady" offers her top five suggestions for fireworks enthusiasts looking to get a big bang for their buck this New Year's Eve. Lamb is the general manager of the Fireworks Outlet on HWY 431 South in Seale, Alabama.
The Ledger-Enquirer was among the McClatchy newsrooms that launched a drone program in 2017. Each newsroom has one or more FAA certified remote pilots to fly the drone. In our case it's a DJI Phantom 4. Here's a short video of the soccer facility at the Smiths Station Sports Complex. If you have an idea for a drone video contact Mike Haskey at email@example.com.
About a dozen volunteers in the Damascus Way kitchen and more than 40 drivers prepared and delivered approximately 200 Christmas Day meals to homebound Columbus area residents Monday, December 25, 2017.