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Flu Vaccine Not as Effective

  The flu vaccine was less effect in the recent flu season. The elderly are hit hardest by the flu. They're much more likely to land in the hospital or die from the virus than other age groups. But, CDC… continue reading ›

Helping Vets Suffering with PTS

  A non-profit organization, according to an NBC health report, says it has a promising way to help vets who are suffering from injuries and who have issues like traumatic brain injury and PTSD. 'Help Heal Vets' says it's an… continue reading ›

Showers and Storms Continue as Cindy Makes Landfall

Tropical Storm Cindy is nearing landfall tonight on the southwest Louisiana coast, with showers and thunderstorms occurring here locally. Her effects are being felt far from the center of circulation, however, with flooding rains and isolated tornadoes several hundred miles… continue reading ›

Soldier of The Week

  Most of the time our soldier of the week comes from within the ranks of the non commissioned officer corps. However this week the Columbus rotary club is recognizing… continue reading ›

Mosquitoes More Prevalent This Year

Mosquitoes are summering all over the US, including in more areas than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control has discovered  the mosquitoes that carry the ZIKA virus are in 38 additional counties whether they had not been found before.… continue reading ›

Too Much Sugar in Some 'Healthy' Foods

Summer usually means lots of barbecues which means lots of burgers , cakes and pastas. We all try to make good choices , but, experts warn that even if you think you're picking the health options you might still be… continue reading ›

Cindy to Impact Area with Heavy Rain and Storms

Tropical Storm Cindy strengthened Tuesday evening and is a strong tropical storm off the southwest Louisiana coast. She is expected to make landfall sometime Wednesday night near the Sabine River, which marks the border between Texas and Louisiana. Although the… continue reading ›

Salt Therapy is Becoming More Popular

  Bare feet resting on pink Himalayan salt. It is salt therapy alleviating symptoms such as allergies, asthma, ear and sinus infections, smoker's cough and skin inflammations. 'Salt of the Earth' owner Dianna Manoogian first used this therapy with her… continue reading ›

A Whitewater Adventure

At Whitewater Express two adventures they offer are zip lining and whitewater rafting. Both of these activities are fun for the family. Right now, they are offering a season pass where you can get unlimited visits to the Chattahoochee… continue reading ›

Georgia Inmates Appear in Court in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (WSMV) - The Georgia inmates who were captured Thursday night made their first appearance in court at Rutherford County, Tennessee. 43-year-old Donnie Roe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose, both waived their extradition hearings. The two had been on the… continue reading ›

Suspect: "Did I hurt Anybody?"

After multiple delays to find Dezhaun Dumas a public defender, a court appointed attorney appeared on his behalf in Recorder's Court this morning and  Columbus Police officers were finally able to testify about what… continue reading ›

Deal hails capture of escaped inmates

NEWS RELEASE Two inmates who escaped from a Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prisoner transport earlier this week were captured tonight in Tennessee following a high speed vehicle chase. During the June 13 transport, two correctional officers were fatally attacked.… continue reading ›

Nationwide Manhunt Ends In Georgia

They stole at least four vehicles, tied up an elderly couple after invading their home and led the police on a high-speed chase, the authorities said. But on the third day of a nationwide manhunt, two Georgia inmates who officials… continue reading ›

Troup County Schools Back Berta

Late last week, an article highlighting Top 10 Schools for fighting listed one Troup County School – Berta Weathersbee Elementary. While the listing highlighted 2016 data, the Troup County School System (TCSS) is responding in a resounding way through ‘We… continue reading ›

Infections in Nursing Homes

A new report suggests many nursing home facilities are not doing enough to prevent the spread of drug resistant bacteria. Public health researchers assessed nursing home infection prevention programs… continue reading ›

Deal announces launch of Georgia STABLE

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Wednesday the launch of Georgia STABLE, a tax-free savings program for eligible individuals with disabilities. The program is administered by the Georgia Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program Corporation, established through legislation… continue reading ›

Experienced Sky Dive Instructor Dies From Bad Landing

MONROE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia skydiving instructor has died during a parachute landing.Monroe police Chief Keith Glass tells local news outlets the accident that killed 49-year-old Joseph Bennett happened just before 2:40 p.m. Saturday at Monroe-Walton County Airport.Fellow skydivers… continue reading ›

Governor Suspends Georgia Sheriff

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in an Atlanta park and running from a police officer has been suspended for 40 days. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday suspending DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey… continue reading ›

Guards Killed In Georgia Prison Escape

(NBC News)  Two prison guards are dead and two inmates are on the run after an early morning jailbreak and carjacking in Putnam County, Georgia. Police are now searching for Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose. The prisoners overpowered the… continue reading ›

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