Students in the JROTC program at Columbus High School volunteered Saturday to "Be a Hero for a Hero", pitching in to complete home repairs for Alna Porter of Columbus. Porter is the widow of Sgt. Major Malachi Porter. Porter served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years, According to a press release from House of Heroes, Porter served in both Korea and Vietnam and received the following awards and recognitions: a Bronze Star Medal, a United Nations Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, 7 Good Conduct Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Unit Palm, the National Defense Service Medal, an Overseas Service Ribbon, and a Korean Service Medal.The effort was part of the Heart of Serving Program coordinated by the Chattahoochee Valley Chapter of the House of Heroes.
Family members share personal stories and strangers honor those without family present during the Wreaths Across America observance at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery. 700,000 wreaths were laid at 1,000 sites across the country during the annual event
Nearly 700 students graduated from Columbus State University Friday and Saturday during CSU’s 115th Commencement. Graduates were presented by their college at three commencement ceremonies on Dec. 15 and 16 at the CSU Lumpkin Center. The College of the Arts and Turner College of Business graduated Friday, the College of Education and Health Professions' ceremony was Saturday morning, and the College of Letters and Sciences graduated Saturday afternoon.
This week's Job Spotlight focuses on Hayley Henderson, executive director of the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia. She talks about the massive meeting facility and its economic impact on the city, while also serving as a gathering place for interesting, educational and memorable events to include weddings and other personal occasions. (Video by Tony Adams)
Teddy the Shih Tzu ran out through an open gate in 2010, and his Phoenix, Arizona, family thought he was gone forever. Then came a call from the Russell County Animal Shelter. Teddy had a chip, and a Phoenix phone number. Lay Sisamouth traveled to Phenix City to bring Teddy home after seven years
Local entertainer, comedian, and cancer survivor Sam Beman has become known locally for his characterization of the Grinch. Beman and his sidekick Bubba the Elf( Donterrius Ruff) visited Midtown Medical Center Thursday afternoon, bringing smiles to staff and patients. He also got a few startled responses from some of the younger patients.
Isiah Harper, a local author and Northside High School teacher, joined others Friday morning in a reading of his poem "My River Valley" during an 'unveiling' ceremony where Together 2017 announced a $139,000 investment in projects for the Columbus/Phenix City/Fort Benning region. Harper was commissioned to create a poem about the community that will serve as the inspiration for four artists to paint murals based on lines from the poem. Garry Pound, Sally Bradley, Najee Dorsey and Butch Anthony are the artists selected for the project.