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Nearly 51 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (November 16, 2017) – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving; a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the most Thanksgiving…

Staying Sunny and Dry on Wednesday

Sunny skies today with highs in the low to mid 60s. Clear and cold tonight with temps in the low to mid 40s. Sunshine with clouds mixing in for the rest of the week…

House Passes Key National Defense Bill

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, annual legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense. The conference report…

Police: Suspect offered $100 for 5 Minutes with 14 Year old

According to police testimony, suspects caught in an undercover operation were willing to pay for sex with underage kids. New details revealed here in Recorder's Court about that child sex sting, Operation Hidden Guardian and…

Deal announces Innovation Fund Accelerator award winners

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the six award winners who will participate in the Innovation Fund Accelerator, a competitive grant opportunity that provides funding to local educational agencies, regional educational service agencies, traditional public schools and charter schools…

Undercover Agents Target Child Predators in Columbus

Undercover agents with a Georgia task force that targets child predators launched Operation Hidden Guardian, a five day undercover sting to round up men seeking sex with children. Agents posing as minor children had 600…

Fox News Contributor Accused Georgia Rep. Calvin Smyre of Sexual Assault

A Fox news contributor has come forward accusing a Georgia representative of sexual assault in 1996. In many tweets replying to  #RoyMoorechildmolester, Jehmu Green accused Georgia Democratic Representative Calvin Smyre of sexually assaulting her 21 years ago in Chicago. She…

Veterans Day Presented by Kaiser Permanente at Zoo Atlanta

Military Veterans looking for something to do on Veterans Day?   Zoo Atlanta salutes the service of veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces at Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente on Saturday, November 11, 2017. All veteran, active-duty,…

Everyday is Veterans Day for Retired CSM Sam Rhodes

CSM Sam Rhodes has devoted his entire retired life to caring for Veterans and tackling taboo topics like Mental Health. "That's my thought all day long even at my job when I work full time.…

A Beautiful Weekend Ahead

Sunshine returns today with highs in the mid to upper 60s to near 70. Cooling down again on Saturday with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s under sunny skies. Clouds mixing in…

Let Don Do It

    Dianne has been going through a difficult time since her Husband suffered a severe medical emergency. He is a former Army mechanic who took up the trade on the civilian side after…

Hurricane Evacuee tipped Police to Bank Fraud and Suspect

Shevon Thomas, the attorney representing Jeremy Pritchett moved swiftly to keep a lid on all the details surrounding the alleged fraud case and former bank worker. According to a police investigator a hurricane evacuee tipped…

Rain today, Sunshine tomorrow

Much cooler today with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Scattered showers in the morning but should clear through the day. Tonight’s temps will bottom out in low…

Soldier of The Week

Army Health Care Specialists need to be qualified to fight on the battlefield and that's where our soldier of the week comes in.   Staff Sergeant Brenden L. Kuse serves as land and ammo NCO and small arms master gunner…

Columbus Teen wanted by Police shot Dead

  Police say they were looking to question a Columbus teen, 19 year old Kuamane Ford about any knowledge he may have had regarding the murder of Tequilla Johnson back in September but a killer…

Rain and Cooler Weather Moving In

We are on the back end of a cold front that will usher in cooler temperatures today along with scattered showers under cloudy skies. Highs will top out in the upper 60s to low…

16 Year Old Murder Suspect in Recorder's Court

After multiple delays, 16 year old Anthony King was hauled into adult court charged with felony murder after police testified his family tried to cover for him. A police investigator told the judge an eyewitness…

Columbus Police Need Your Help to Catch a Robber

The Columbus Police Department Property Crimes Unit is requesting any assistance that may lead to the identification of the suspect contained in the images related to the burglary of the Lotto Mart at 2232 Wynnton Road Columbus, GA. Specific questions…

Environmental Ownership Shred & Recycle Day November 11th

Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. The Rho Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with Virginia College and Shred-A-Way are hosting an Environmental Ownership event for document shredding, and recycling of plastic bottles and…

One More Warm Day Before Colder Air Moves In

We can expect more clouds to pop up as daytime highs will push into the upper 70s to low 80s today. There is the possibility of some rain tonight ahead of a front that…

Fort Benning Auto Auction set for Tuesday November 7th 10AM

  Used, Abandoned Auto Auction Open to the Public Fort Benning’s Auto Skills Center will auction used and abandoned vehicles, including cars, SUVS, trucks, a motorcycle and a variety of merchandise and equipment, at 10am Nov 7 at the lot…

Suspect in Motorcycle Fatal has Multiple Convictions

Friends and family say Bobby Francis loved to ride his motorcycle and was notoriously cautious and slow when riding. So when he was killed just blocks from his own home his brother knew immediately something…

A Warm Start to the Week

Highs will stay above normal today pushing into the low to mid 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. We could even see a few sprinkles this afternoon especially in our northern viewing…

72-year-old Columbus Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A 72-year-old Columbus man was killed while riding his motorcycle Saturday night. It happened on Floyd Rd. According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, the victim, Bobby Francis was attempting to turn left on to Booth St. when a pickup…

“Giving Childhood a Chance” Luncheon

Columbus, Ga. – The Methodist Home for Children and Youth will host the Annual “Giving Childhood a Chance” Luncheon on November 7, 2017 at 12 noon. The luncheon will take place at the St. Luke Ministry Center located at 301…

Rare Woodpeckers Reintroduced to South Georgia

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Red-cockaded woodpeckers have returned to River Creek. Georgia Department of Natural Resources biologists teamed with partner organizations Oct. 19-20 to capture and move eight of these small, endangered woodpeckers from Apalachicola National Forest in…

City Rounds up Coyotes

From North to South coyotes have been roaming around creating a ruckus here in Columbus neighborhoods like this one where residents are recounting horror stories about their family pets being snatched up one by one.…

City to Regulate Short Term Rental Properties

Business is booming for short term rentals here in Columbus on popular sites like Airbnb but the city wants their cut of the profits and they're busy crafting an ordinance to do just that.  Short…

Soldier of The Week

If you need a police officer on post at Fort Benning it's good to know some soldiers are trained to spring into action.   Staff Sergeant Hosea King is a 31 B military police Non Commissioned Officer. He has served…

Housing Authority Unveils Extreme Neighborhood Makeover

Well it was once the single most crime ridden area in Columbus called BTW but the Columbus Housing Authority unveiled Columbus Commons an extreme neighborhood makeover. The once notorious eyesore off Victory drive is now…

Deal: Amazon to create more than 500 jobs in Macon

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that Amazon.com, Inc. will create more than 500 full-time jobs at a new fulfillment center in Macon-Bibb County. This will be Amazon’s fourth fulfillment center in the state. “Amazon’s continued investment in…

A Warm Start to November

Daytime highs will be in the low to upper 70s under a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 50s. Highs will push to the…

Trending Topics with Mallory Hagan

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Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Center in Georgia

(CNN) - Online retail-giant Amazon will be opening a fourth fulfillment center in the state of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal said Tuesday that the facility will create more than 500 full-time jobs. That will include warehouse jobs, as well as…

A Warm Halloween

Sunny skies continue today with daytime highs in the low to mid 70s. Weather will be great tonight for trick-or-treating with temps in the mid to upper 60s. Overnight lows will be in the…

Top Five Creepiest, Crawliest, Scariest Pests

THE TOP FIVE CREEPIEST, CRAWLIEST, SCARIEST PESTS Be on the Lookout This Halloween   ATLANTA – Vampires, ghosts, goblins and witches are usually recognized as the scariest creatures creeping around on Halloween.  While these horrors are just make believe, there…

Pacelli Grad Shot Dead, Former Viking Teammate Arrested

Shock waves are still reverberating through the Pacelli Community after a weekend murder involving three graduates. Joseph McDaniel, nicknamed "Malibu" reportedly gunned down by his own former Viking teammate. Police say McDaniel's former classmates ,…

Law Enforcement Offers Safety Tips Before Trick-or-Treating

Your ghosts, goblins and princesses are going to be out in the neighborhoods trick or treating Tuesday. But, law enforcement is offering some tips before heading out Halloween night. They said always trick or treat in groups and don’t go…

Warming Up This Week

After a frosty start Monday morning, the cold air moves out and the warm air moves in. Temperatures will get a little warmer every day until leveling off by the weekend. It will stay dry across the Chattahoochee Valley and…

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