Watch as police escort Scott and the Miracle Riders along the Riverwalk
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.
Mike HaskeyThe Ledger-Enquirer
Watch as police escort Scott and the Miracle Riders along the Riverwalk
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"Please Be Courteous, Walk Your Wheels" reminders appear on downtown sidewalks
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Mayor Teresa Tomlinson honors local Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Famers
Paddlers enjoy plenty of water during Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle
Defense attorney shocked his client has been charged with murder
Defense attorney takes both a positive and negative away from court hearing
Keyonna James,16, appeared Tuesday morning in Columbus Recorder's Court to face charges related to the fatal shooting of Marion Davon Ralph,39, in April. Columbus police were called to the Pentecostal Church of God on 25th Avenue around 6:30 a.m. April 19 to check on a gunshot wound victim found in the parking lot. They found Ralph dead on the scene. James and Darious Robinson, 18, have been charged with murder and armed robbery. Robinson faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Officials have released the name of the Columbus man who was killed Tuesday morning in a shooting near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 35th Street. Tamir Harris, the 33-year-old victim, was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:06 a.m., said Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton. His body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy. Officials confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody around 2:42 p.m. after a standoff near Fifth Avenue and 32nd Street, but no further details have been released.
The Up! Factory hosted Monday afternoon a solar flow yoga class in Columbus' Woodruff Park led by yoga instructor Courtney Collado of The Up! Factory. The all-levels, community-wide yoga class was called Solar Flow and celebrated fitness and the historic Solar Eclipse.
Michael Garner, defense attorney representing Hannah Wuenshel, gives an accounting of the officer-involved shooting where Christian Redwine was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer after a high-speed chase that ended in Phenix City, Alabama. Garner says Wuenshel was shot once and the other occupant of the car, Hunter Tills, was apparently shot twice.
Amerigroup partnered Thursday with Davis Broadcasting Inc. for what was dubbed a "Mobile Diaper Day" event. People had the opportunity to receive free diapers, baby wipes and other baby items as they drove through the the Davis Broadcasting Inc. studio's parking lot on Wynnton Road in Columbus. The giveaways were first come first serve as long as supplies lasted.
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.
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.