If new ownership can’t be found in the coming months, the Columbus Cottonmouths are prepared to cease operations at the end of the current season, owner Wanda Amos said Thursday. “We have been trying to sell the team, but haven’t found a buyer,” said Amos, who has owned the team for 17 years, including the last 13 as the primary owner.
The W.C. Bradley Co. is poised to announce the largest real estate venture in its long history on Wednesday when it goes public with plans for a $52 million residential and retail complex along the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus. Earlier this week, company officials outlined the aggressive project that will add 226 new apartments in a five-story structure just north of the 13th Street bridge.
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A 32-year-old Columbus woman who was driving the car in which two children died in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday has been charged with homicide by vehicle. According to the Muscogee County Jail, Francisca Taperia-Santiago has also been charged with failure to maintain lane, unsafe tires, no state driver’s license, reckless conduct causing harm/endangering safety and child restraint.
Folks in Columbus and the surrounding area might want to check their Fantasy 5 lottery tickets closely. A winning ticket, worth $1.163 million and change for Saturday night’s drawing was sold in Columbus, according to the Georgia Lottery website. The winning numbers are 07, 12, 15, 27, 28.
A stranger tried to lure a 13-year-old Arnold Middle School student into his sport-utility vehicle Monday as the girl waited for a ride just outside a breezeway at nearby Allen Elementary School, according to Columbus police and the girl’s family. The eighth-grader said her grandmother was to pick her up, and she thought she saw the grandmother’s black pickup coming, so she walked from the breezeway across Allen’s entrance road to look. A black man about 50 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and driving a dark brown SUV, came by and invited her into his vehicle, she reported.