Army veteran and his family receive keys to mortgage-free home
Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation(MWSF) have partnered to make home ownership possible for an Army veteran and his family. Terry Bass, a former combat medic in the United States Army, and his family received the keys to a mortgage-free home Wednesday morning during a brief ceremony in front of their new home in Fortson, Ga. Wells Fargo donates houses to the Military Warriors Support Foundation for use in its Homes4WoundedHeroes program, which awards them mortgage-free to combat-wounded veterans through their Homes4WoundedHeroes program. While living in the home, the veteran must complete three years of financial education and mentoring with MWSF to prepare for sustainable ownership. Upon completion of the education program the deed to the home is transferred from MWSF to the veteran. The properties in the program are real estate owned properties Wells Fargo holds because of foreclosure. The Military Warriors Support Foundation does the needed repairs, modifications and rehabs on the homes with a grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to help cover expenses. Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than 350 homes, valued at more than $55 million, to veterans in all 50 states.
Despite battling Alzheimer's, Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe Bell celebrated turning 92-years-old Tuesday, surrounded by friends, family and area veterans. Bell's daughter Nancy organized the birthday bash at their Phenix City home. Here's a quick look at party.
Local Tai Chi practitioners will celebrate World Tai Chi and Gigong Day Saturday by demonstrating tai chi forms at 10 a.m. in the 1000 block of Broadway in Columbus. Here's a quick introduction to Tai Chi from the group's instructor, Lynn Norris.
Crossroads Pharmacy, Coffee & Gifts in Smiths Station, Alabama celebrated their grand opening Thursday morning. Pharmacist Ann Deaton Redding and her husband Dickey Redding are the owners. It's located at 867 Lee Road 248.
Shondrea Reese tells the court that she doesn't hang photographs on the wall, because she can't bear to see the face of her younger sister LeKeshia "Ladybug" Moses. Lernard Bonner was sentenced to life in the July 2016 murder of 16-year old Moses
This past weekend's Art Park Vision Fest launched the effort to create a pop-up art park in Phenix City. It will be on the land between the Pedestrian bridge and 13th Street Bridge, next to the Marriott. Here's a preview of what's to come.
Judge Julius Hunter ordered a mental and physical evaluation of Torrie Beard,22, the man charged in connection to a Tuesday shooting. Hunter also sent the case to Superior Court without bond on the two most serious charges Beard faces.
Piedmont Columbus Regional officially opened this morning its new emergency department at the Northside Campus. The 12,000 square foot emergency department opened Monday after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the facility.
Ever wonder what it what like to have a dog, but not have the responsibilities that come with pet ownership? Several Columbus State University students had the opportunity to learn first hand Friday at a "rent-a-pup" event on CSU's main campus.
Uptown Columbus is hosting the second annual Paddle South this weekend on the Chattahoochee River whitewater course. The event runs for two days and includes the 2018 USA Freestyle Kayak National Championships. Meet three of the competitors.