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CANTON, GA (CBS46) -. Two days after a fire destroyed a Cherokee County home, sending the entire family to the hospital, the local community is offering to help. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Forty miles north of Atlanta, the call for help has been answered. Kim Hagood is principal at Free Home Elementary ...
BLOUNTSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -. Blount Co. authorities have confirmed that a grandmother is accused of killing her grandson Wednesday night. Blount County Sheriff's Office Operations Commander Tim Kent tells WBRC that the 28-year-old grandson was shot and killed when his grandmother went to check ...

HELENA, AL (WBRC) -. Helena authorities are investigating a house fire that they are calling suspicious. A couple was able to get out of the house when it caught fire in 8000 Rockhampton Circle around 7:45 p.m. Thursday night. We are working to gather more information about the investigation. Copyright 2018 WBRC.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. As we enter the middle of March it seems like this year's deadly flu season is behind us. Over the past few weeks, statistics show that there have been fewer cases. But public health officials say that doesn't mean we're in the clear. Officials at the Southwest Georgia Public Health ...
He was sentenced to death in 1986 for raping and killing three elderly women in Columbus, Georgia. The state Board of Pardons and Parole denied clemency for Gary on Wednesday. The Supreme Court of Georgia dismissed two motions requesting a stay of execution on Thursday. Gary is the 48th inmate ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. A group in Columbus is raising awareness of voting rights. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. 'A Call to Talk and a Call to Action' held a meeting Thursday evening at the Citizens Service Center. The topic focused on getting voters with past felonies on the records the right to vote again.

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – LaGrange police are searching for a robbery suspect. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The 777 store, located at 412 Greenville Street, was allegedly robbed by Lamarr Sims Thursday morning. Police say Sims left the area in a black Lincoln Mark VIII with three other unidentified people. LaGrange ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. St. Francis Hospital in Columbus is responding to a privacy incident where patient files were improperly disposed of accidentally. The hospital released a statement confirming that some documents which were intended to be shredded, were mistakenly picked up and thrown away with the regular ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. The number of deadly accidents in school zones has increased across the state. Now there is a proposed Georgia bill to help stop drivers from speeding in school zones that has passed in the House. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The bill would give local areas the option to install ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Early this morning, Georgia Power reported that nearly 300 people were without power in northeast Columbus. According to the power company, at least 280 customers were experiencing outages in the area of Gentian Blvd. near Peachtree Mall. News Leader 9 has confirmed ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – 39-year-old Travis Thomas plead not guilty to a murder charge after the shooting death of Darnell Jackson on Thomas St. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Investigators said when police arrived at the scene, they saw a large crowd in front of a home on Thomas St. Jackson's body was ...
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. A new federal program will bring nearly $21 million into Georgia's agricultural economy. For a second time, the USDA will offer cost-share assistance payments to cotton farmers. Unlike other producers, cotton farmers didn't have the protection of the farm bill when it was initially ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – American Idol, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music-competition genre, will return to airwaves on Sunday, March 11 at 8p/7c, at its new home on the ABC Television Network. Immediately after the premiere, at 11p/10c, Chandler Morgan introduces ...
... of West Georgia; Phi Mu Alpha Men's Ensemble of Columbus State University; Faithful Hearts Women's Ensemble; LaFayette Christian High School Chorale; LaGrange College Chamber Choir; MasterWorks Chorale of Newnan, GA; Voices of the Valley Community Children's Chorus of Columbus, GA.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. Columbus police have blocked off a street in a residential area following a possible house fire. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. 19th Ave. in Uptown Columbus is closed for the time being. Fire crews are on the scene, but no flames or smoke are visible. This is a continuing story that ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. Extra safety precautions are being reinforced by the Muscogee County School District as a whole after incidents like the one at Reese Road Elementary continues to happen. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Due to all of the recent gun violence and threats seen across campuses, the ...
Columbus, GA (WTVM) - It's been a little less than a year since News Leader 9 spent a day at the playground with the Davis family; a lovely morning to meet the whole gang: mom Kelli, dad Jimmy, and five newly adopted siblings, Maddie, Max, Ellie, Easton, and Anna.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. Republican State Senator Josh McKoon formally qualifies for Georgia Secretary of State and celebrated his entry into the race at the Georgia State Capitol Thursday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Supporters met at the south steps of the Capitol at noon. Mckoon was introduced to ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. A Republican candidate for Georgia's governor visited Columbus Tuesday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Hunter Hill was in town for the Georgia Republican Gubernatorial Debate that took place at Columbus State University. "Back in Columbus tonight, we are having our first televised debate for ...
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -. At 91-years-old you would think Bill Wilkinson would be slowing down, but it looks like he's just getting started. “I used to do chair caning and furniture finishing when I retired,” said Wilkinson. Wilkinson always enjoyed woodworking. In the early 90's it led him to something he still ...
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -. The Chatham County Police Department is off and running. The first month is officially in the books. Launching a new police department is no easy task for any police chief. We asked the county's top cop how things are going and where they can approve. Hiring is the big ...
PAULDING COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -. In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida, there have been numerous threats of school violence. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Deana Whalen said she talks some sense into her child everyday before school in Paulding County. And who wouldn't with violence ...
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (RNN) - Police are searching for James Eric Davis Jr., the suspect in Friday's deadly shooting at Central Michigan University. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Classes continue but Florida parents traumatized by shooting · Classes continue but Florida parents traumatized by shooting.
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -. On Friday, one South Georgia state lawmaker said he does not believe Delta Airlines would relocate its headquarters out of the state. Senator Greg Kirk, a Republican out of Americus, responded to the Senate's passage of an income tax cut this week that did not include a jet fuel ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. Scammers are reportedly making it harder than ever to spot the real from the fake. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The Better Business Bureau is warning of a scam targeting potential renters. Scammers are stealing home advertisement and re-listing for cheaper but believable prices ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. The Columbus Public Library celebrated National Read Across America Day Friday evening. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The celebration serves as motivation for children in every community to celebrate reading and the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss. Schools ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. The Columbus Police Department has released photos of several phones and car keys that have been recovered in the hopes of finding their owners. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The items are believed to have been stolen in several car break-ins. To claim a phone, you must ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. Members of Colgay Pride of Columbus met at the Columbus Government Center Thursday to protest a proposed bill in the Georgia Senate. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Senate House Bill 375 would allow a child placing agency to decline to place a child with a family if they don't ...
A man was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly posting revenge porn on Facebook of a woman who refused to date him, according to Columbus police. Anthony Wiltshire, 36, was charged with one count of distributing sexually explicit content. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail for an 8 a.m. ...
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -. Athens City Schools superintendent Trey Holladay wants you to know that the school system is taking every measure possible to make sure your child is safe. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The superintendent highlighted some security upgrades in a letter to parents. In this letter ...
FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -. Taxpayers in Fulton County are bracing for possible sticker shock. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. After avoiding a big increase last year, tax assessors are looking at 50 neighborhoods that saw a 50 percent increase in value. Homeowners and renters are asking why they ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. It's amazing what physical exercise can do, not only on the outside of the body, but inside, as well. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. We have a great example of how it's helping a member of the U.S. Air Force in this week's Military Matters segment. “I joined the Air Force to follow the ...
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -. The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee Festival will return to Selma on Thursday. This year's annual event surrounds the 53rd anniversary and commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery March. It's five days of seminars, meetings, presentations, and festivals ending with what ...
ATLANTA (CBS46) -. It's been more than two weeks since a CDC scientist was last seen. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Atlanta Police provided an update on the investigation into Timothy Cunningham's disappearance, Tuesday afternoon. Major Michael O'Connor said they're looking at all possibilities and ...
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed outer harbor dredging at the Port of Savannah. That marks the midpoint of the Savannah Harbor Expansion project. “The completion of outer harbor dredging marks the midpoint for ...
(WTVM) – A clemency meeting has been scheduled for Carlton Gary, known as the “Stocking Strangler.” MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled the meeting for Wednesday, March 14, 2018, to consider clemency for Gary. The Superior Court of Muscogee County ...
A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly fleeing authorities with nearly $1,000 worth of methamphetamine, police said. Horatio Venable was charged with one count each of possession of meth with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of powder cocaine, possession ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. In the second reading for the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office's recruitment and retention plan, the Columbus City Council withdrew the hearing and says they are not willing to implement a pay reform at this current time.
A man was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly posting revenge porn on Facebook of a woman who refused to date him, according to Columbus police. Anthony Wiltshire, 36, was charged with one count of distributing sexually explicit content. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail for an 8 a.m. ...
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -. Police tape continues to surround the Outback Steakhouse on Abercorn Street after Friday's crash. Herman Crawford and his wife were about to be seated inside the restaurant on Friday when they heard a loud boom. "We thought somebody dropped a tray, plates, or whatever, ...
ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) -. As the Baldwin County Board of Education and the Gulf Shores School Board wait for direction from the state superintendent on moving forward with their separation, the situation is very different in Orange Beach. Monday, February 19, 2018 county school officials met with ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - African-American community and business leaders met again to discuss historic contributions and achievements as part of Black History month, all while giving back to local groups who highlight the importance of black culture in America.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Law enforcement in the Chattahoochee Valley sat down with volunteer and nonprofit groups to talk about human trafficking and how to help victims once they're free from the cycle of violence. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The issue of human trafficking has been on the Georgia ...
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -. This coming weekend, the hit movie 'Black Panther' blew all other movies out of the water, making nearly $200 million. The film's 31-year-old director purposely wanted a black superhero movie to come out during Black History Month. Most superhero movies are action-packed, ...
ATLANTA (CBS46) -. It's the accessory you never want to see on your car- a boot. But did you know there is no state law regulating it? The Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee met at the State Capitol Monday to amend a bill that attempts to regulate car booting. The bill sets rules for booting ...
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -. LaTasha Davison is beyond grateful to be getting a bag of groceries courtesy of the Mercy House. "Well, me and my family have struggled a little bit and I am very thankful that I was able to get in touch with the Mercy House," said Davison. "It's been on my heart for a long time," ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. A new restaurant is set to open in Columbus. Frazoli's Italian will open a new location on Whittlesey Boulevard in the lot where the new Academy Sports is currently being built. The restaurant will have indoor seating and a drive-through. Frazoli's is currently hiring. Copyright ...
COLUMBUS, Ga. —. A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students. » RELATED: Doctors and the opioid crisis: An AJC National Investigation. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students ...
U.S. Navy 1st Class Petty Officer and Columbus, Georgia, native Dyamonde Metz serves aboard the USS Anchorage. As the quartermaster aboard the amphibious transport dock in San Diego, California, Metz is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship. Metz is driven to excel in is duties by his family's ...
(RNN)- A false tsunami alert was received by residents across the entire East and Gulf Coast. However, The National Weather Service stresses there is no threat. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. ***THERE IS NO TSUNAMI WARNING*** A Tsunami Test was conducted earlier this morning, that did have TEST in ...


 

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