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Starting a Fresh Juice Business during Covid 19

She overcame her fear of today's economy and decided now is the time to start her fresh juice business. Marketta James says she trusts in God to guide her. And is thankful for her family support. [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="1b14dcfc06dbb932c4613e6d6b4e04c1c3ad6ca1" vtitle="There…

Local Restaurants get National Attention

When John Edge of 'True South, " the SEC food show, featured on ESPN, asked around about restaurants in our area, folks told him to go to Rose's Carribean and 14th St Grill . They are two of the oldest…

More Money for Some Families

The U-S Government has set aside money for families that have children who were receiving free lunches in public school. In Georgia, families get an amount for each eligible child.

Women Wear Purple and Crowns

A group led by Sheimeka Averette, Tacara Hemingway and Toyia Tucker organize another march and rally to encourage area women not to slow down in their push for change in Columbus.  

Millennials Do Well with Adult Mentors

Several major cities around the country are reporting violent protests. Some involving the destruction of property, defying local authorities, injuries and deaths. The protests are mostly young people who say they want to see change in our country. According to…

What Happened to John Chambliss

Phenix City's Jessica Sims went on a journey to find out what really happened to her grandfather when he was a teenager in Forsyth County, Georgia. Her grandfather had fought off two white men who attacked and killed them. His…

FDA Warns Public About Dangerous Hand Sanitizer

The FDA has issued a list of hand sanitizer brands that could make you very sick. They might contain methanol. Check your labels. If there is methanol in them call your doctor. Below is the list of brand names.  …

Another Peaceful March for Change in Columbus

Columbus, Georgia continues to show the rest of the country that change does not have to come out of violence, killings, burning and looting.  One man's dream of marching together in unity, came peacefully together Sunday evening . [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

Girls Inc has a New Normal

Girls Inc is experiencing the 'new normal' this summer. Summer camp has started with lots of hand washing, santizing and social distancing. I spent some time at the center on Kolb Ave in Columbus.   [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="db7577e37f26f77f35d3b1088b031fe1f5cfa3b5" vtitle="GIRLS INC…

Three Women With a Plan for Peace

Three Columbus friends are hoping their plan to bring the community together on Saturday June 6th will spark a change between the races and police.

A Show of Appreciation

Nancy Bell didn't want to go inside a doctor's office because she is the primary caregiver for her father. So, physician's assistant, Mark Spatz of Lane Dermatology, left his office and went to her car to take care of her.…

Workers are Saving their Vacation days

A new survey finds many professionals plan to keep working through the summer. More than 28% of office workers surveyed by staffing firm Robert…

Amazon is Hiring Now

On the heels of today's news that millions more filed for unemployment last week, Amazon says it will make thousands of new hires permanent. Amazon went on a hiring spree as the coronavirus pandemic took hold and more people shopped…

Georgia Produce Sweet and Plentiful

Larry's Produce stand is one of the busiest stops on Macon Road in Columbus. And despite the coronavirus, produce is plentiful and sweet.

Free Doughnuts for a Week

If you're ready for some good news during this pandemic, here it is. National Doughnut Day has become National Doughnut Week.  

Free Grab and Go Meals for Students

    Local organizations are making sure there is food on the table . Here's the list of locations for the Grab and Go meals: 30th Avenue School Baker Middle School…

Viral Video of Fedex Workers and Homeowner

There are differing opinions about whether a confrontation between two black Fedex workers and a white homeowner in nearby Albany, Georgia was racially motivated, or just a heated argument. What do you think? [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="b47b729e40b29409d0e9f369979b5a96f434605c" vtitle="Fedex Workers Fired After…

May I Take Your Temperature?

Temperature screening could soon be a requirement to visit public places. The city of Dallas is buying 100 infrared  thermometer kiosks. One of the kiosks is at the entrance of Suntronic,…

Smokers Contracting Covid get Sicker

  Health experts are sounding the alarm about covid-19 and smoking. They say the habit can make you much sicker if you contract the virus…

Cheaper Now to Take a Vacation

A vacation probably sounds good right now, and yes a little scary. The travel industry is making every effort to get people to book now. Due to record losses in customers…

Immunity Against Covid-19

A small study suggests recovering from covid-19 could possibly lead to immunity against re-infection. The study from Boston's Israel Deaconess Medical Center involved rhesus monkeys,…

HOME FOR SEXUALLY ABUSED FEMALE VETS

Reverend Dr Jean Keel's decades long dream of a home for sexually abused female veterans is coming true. I visited Dr Keel at the site of the future Tender Loving Care home off 369 in east Alabama.   [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

PARENTS GIVING IN AND ADOPTING PETS FOR KIDS

  PANDEMIC PUPPIES Puppy fever is spreading across the country. More people decided they wanted pets in recent weeks while hunkering down due to the covid-19 outbreak. Now, there's a…

Quarantined in Peru

When Peru closed its borders to right the coronavirus, Kurundi Daniels of Breathe Holistic Health & Wellness Spa in Columbus, was…

City Suspends Yard Waste Pick-up

The city of Columbus has announced a major change in service. Effective Friday March 27the, the city will not pick up yard waste or recycling…

Columbus 6th Grader Wins Region 6 Spelling Bee

Winning a spelling bee is a big deal. The competition is tough. The words are difficult. Only the dedicated can hope to win. St Anne-Pacellie 6th grader Nash Maglione decided to go for it. He goes to the state spelling…

Angel Terron's 'Angry, Insure Men'

Domestic abuse started early for Angel Terron, who grew up in Columbus. It took 13 years and three abusive relationships for her to learn how to walk away. WLTZ's Dee Armstrong plays 'Nosey Liz,' the central character's neighbor who wants…

Abusive Landlords in Muscogee County

In Your Consumer News, Georgia Legal Services says there is a serious problem in Muscogee County with certain landlords refusing to make repairs and charging tenants illegal…

'Overcomer' Debuts August 23rd

  On the Red Carpet with on of the stars of the movie "Overcomer' Aryn Wright-Thompson. 'Overcomer' is the 6th movie produced by the Kendrick Brothers from  Albany, Georgia. Shot in Columbus,  you are going to see some of the…

Diabetes and Heart Disease

  In Your Medical Minute, Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure, especially in women. That's according to a new study of 12 million people across the globe. It showed women with…

Pancreatic Cancer

New Treatment for pancreatic cancer.   In Your Medical Minute, Preliminary research shows immunotherapy could be a safe and effective treatment for pancreatic cancer. Scientists from Baylor College harvested immune cells from 18 patients, extracting those able to recognize and…

What Your Blood Pressure is Telling You

In Your Health Minute, A new study finds both blood pressure numbers predict a person's risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings challenge the…

Hospital Care Accidents

In Your Health Minute, About one in 20 people are affected by a preventable harm while in medical care. That's according to a new study of over 330-thousand patients around the…

Quadruple Murder in Columbus

In one of the most brutal scenes in recent history in Columbus, a family of four is found stabbed to death. The quadruple murder happening in…

Peanut Allergy Treatment Doesn't Work

In Your Health Minute, A new way of treating peanut allergies could actually increase the risk of a reaction. A new Canadian study lookd at the…

More Americans Breathing Polluted Air

In Your Health News, Over 40 percent of Americans are breathing polluted air. That's according to the American Lung Association's latest state of the air report. It shows 141 million people lived in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone or…

Obesity and the Brain

  In Your Health Minute, A new study finds a link between obesity and the structure of your brain. Researchers in the Netherlands looked at…

Check for Bone Loss

In Your Health Minute, A new study suggests many people with bone loss may be under treated. Researchers found just 19-percent of osteoporosis patients got adequate…

Heart is Disease More Common

In Your Health Minute, Out of hospital cardiac arrest is now the third leading cause of health loss among Americans. It showed people who…

Healthy Hearts for Women

In Your Health Minute, Most young women don't worry about their heart health. Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital surveyed over 300 women between 15 and 24 years old. Only 10…

Smoking and Diabetes

In Your Health Minute, A new Harvard study suggests quitting smoking is worth it for people with diabetes even if they gain some weight. Researchers tracked the…

Misusing Prescription Drugs

In Your Health News, A new government report reveals some new statistics about prescription drug abuse in this country. It shows the non medical use of prescription drugs , mostly…