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Walmart Counting Customers Again

In your consumer minute; Walmart is going back to counting customers. Walmart had been limiting customer numbers to 20 percent of a store's capacity. But the…

Living Like the Waltons

In Your Consumer News Minute, The coronavirus pandemic is causing changes in the housing market, according to the National Association of Realtors. More families…

Fewer People Taking Lyft

In Your Consumer Minute, In the midst of covid, fewer people are calling LYFT for a ride, so lyft is hoping to take over more of the food-delivery market. Lyft…

And the Winners Are......

I had a wonderful time as pronouncer at Allen Elementary School's 2020 spelling bee. The kids were great. It took a while to whittle down to the two finalists.

Voters Getting in and out Quickly

Over 50-thousand people in Muscogee County have voted early in this election. Friday October 30th is the last day to vote early. Most, but not all local  polling places are open until  7pm. [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="736a1c68e5ebb3068c7b179be339d924a2fc4666" vtitle="early voting - selection"…

Banks Not Charging More

For the first time in 15 years, banks are not charging you more to access your own money. New analysis out today from Bankrate. The average cost to use…

Dirty Face Masks

How clean is your face mask? Hygiene technology company Livingaurd says a survey has found that too many people are not keeping their masks clean. The study reportedly showed 80…

Cares Act Money Goes to the Unemployed

In a surprise statement, Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson says he's been informed that the next two rounds of Cares Act money won't be given to small businesses. The money will be used to fund unemployment claims in Georgia. [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

Covid Hair Loss

Temporary hair loss is an unexpected side effect of the corona virus. But the good news is for most people the loss reverses.

Suspect Arrested in Year Old Murder In Columbus

A year long investigation has led Columbus police to a suspect in the murder of Jaylin Williams. Williams was found shot near Wallace Drive in August of 2019. Today, October…

Women More Cautious in Pandemic

In Your Health Minute, A new study shows women are less likely to put themselves at risk for covid-19  than men. Researchers in Italy surveyed adults in…

Is Sugar Linked to ADHD

In Your Health Minute, New research suggests sugar may play a role in ADHD, bi-polar disorder and aggressive behaviors. Scientists from the University of Colorado found fructose…

A Small Increase in Social Security Checks

If you receive Social Security each month, you will see a modest cost of living increase next year. The Social Security Administration announced seniors will see 1-point-3 percent more in their monthly checks in 2021. The raise is smaller than…

Another Blow to Movie Theaters

  Here's your Consumer Minute: AMC Theaters say it's nearly out of money. It's existing cash resources would be largely depleted by the end of 2020 or early 2021. The company says the "reduced movie slate for the fourth quarter,"…

Voters say Polling Place Instructions not Clear

There are several polling places for early voting, but, they don't all open on the same days. One group of voters say that was confusing to them and they went to the wrong polling places on the first day of…

Long Winding Lines for Early Voting

Hundreds of people in Columbus get in line to vote in person early . Some complained the county didn't make it clear that only the Citizen Service Center would be open for voting today. But all in all, it was…

Beware of Utility Payment MoneyPak Card Scam

They sound legitimate and urgent. They want you to send them money by gift card or a green MoneyPak card. Don't do it! The MoneyPak card is legitimate. Unfortunately the scammers are using them to rip off people. [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

Church in the Parking Lot

Pastor Dee Lester Williams decided to have church in the parking lot for those who are not ready to go back inside the sanctuary because of covid-19.

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Eddie Workman gets around town on his bicycle. So when his front wheel went flat and he couldn't fix it, he says God showed him what to do, and he did it. [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="cf46d6c8a5442d9b60954d7193036244ce702454" vtitle="Have Bike Will Travel "…

Party Leaders React to the Debate

It was perhaps the most raucus presidential debate in recent history. Interruptions and name calling peppered the night. Many Americans polled say they probably would not watch a second debate.

Getting Fit in the Midst of the Corona Virus

Families gathered to promote healthy living , especially among minorities, who are more likely to suffer more if they contract the corona virus. They say they don't want to be skinny. They want to be healthy. [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="a0cd46d08cf997ffac21fcb3eb845fcacebd6649" vtitle="THIQFIT"…

Columbus Church Offers Free Tutoring

When Pastor Gary Moore and his wife Dr Zenobia Moore, a retired educator, saw the need for tutors, they decided to provide the service for free. It's their way of giving to the community. [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="0da5c28fb806d081fc608c6f5fb881f0f05381c4" vtitle="PASTOR'S WIFE TUTORS…

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,…