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Moderate Drought Lingers

Another day, another record high temperature!  The increased evaporation rate isn't helping matter either.   The latest drought monitor released today shows that most of the region is under a moderate drought; elsewhere it's abnormally dry. Record heat will continue for…

We are the Record Breakers! Warm, Warm, Warm...

A nice preview of Spring stays with us the next few days. We will enjoy partly sunny skies through Friday (mostly cloudy on Saturday) with record daytime highs possible in the low to mid…

Another One For The Books

High humidity going along with our recent dose of record warm weather.  And, that won't change through Saturday.   Although there will be some low clouds and fog to start off Thursday, rain-free weather is…

Remembering Reverend Billy Graham

You don't have to be a Southern Baptist to appreciate the iconic Reverend Billy Graham, the man generations of people turned to in times of trouble. "Sometimes they call him "America's Evangelist" or "America's Pastor"…

Another Record Day

The second record high temperature fell by the wayside earlier Wednesday afternoon.    While temperatures fell just one degree shy of tying the all-time February record high of 84 degrees in Columbus, the 83 degrees was enough to eclipse the previous…

Spring Preview Continues

We'll see isolated showers today under partly to mostly cloudy skies with record highs possible in the upper 70s to low 80s. (Columbus record: 81/1922) Partly cloudy tonight with temps in the low to…

Waitr Food Delivery Service Debuts in Columbus, Georgia

The Waitr food delivery service app is now available in Columbus, Georgia. Columbus restaurants serviced through the Waitr app include Wicked Hen, Sapo’s Mexican Cocina & Bar, Lemongrass Thai & Sushi, Smokey Pig Barbecue, and Wild Wing Cafe. More restaurants are expected to…

Big Hair, Loud Music; The 80s Rocked

The 80s are coming back; not the 1980s, but 80+ degree weather will make a return visit for a few days, again.   That means record temperatures are in jeopardy; records dating as far back…

District Attorney Responds to Upatoi Jury's Split Decision

The District Attorney reflecting on the Jury's split decision in the Upatoi Trial and responding to any critisism that they couldn't get a conviction on those first five counts, Alonza Whitaker tells First News anybody…

Florida Girl Found with Abductor in GA Hotel

Orange County, FL (WFTV) - An 11-year old Florida girl who was abducted over the weekend is now back home with her family. Onvestigators say she and her suspected abductor, John Peter Byrns, were tracked down at a hotel near…

Looks And Feels Like Spring!

A few spots were able to pick up a brief shower this afternoon, and that trend will continue this evening.   Shower activity is less than 20 minutues in any one given locale, so you can easily keep outdoor plans if…

February is a Prime Time to Fish for Crappie

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Feb. 20, 2018) – Get out on the water now because the time is right for cool weather crappie fishing, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “If you need information on some…

More Daytime High Records Could Fall Today

There is a slight chance of showers this afternoon under partly to mostly cloudy skies with record highs possible in the upper 70s to low 80s. (Record high in Columbus on this day is…

Plant The Right Tree In The Right Place This Spring

ATLANTA – Feb. 19, 2018 – Georgia Power works every day to keep reliability high across the state and, with Georgia Arbor Day marking the start of the spring planting season this month, the company encourages customers to make the…

Georgia Gets Hundreds of New Jobs

Hundreds of new jobs coming to Georgia. Warner Robins air force base will do overhaul maintenance on the c-130 airplanes flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. That work means about 400 new jobs. The first planes begin arriving in…

The Heat Is On

Record high temperatures will continue more days than not throughout the rest of this work-week.  A large dome of high pressure over the southwest Atlantic will see to the heat remaining put, along with…

Burks Guilty of Murder of Caleb Short

For the first time in nearly three weeks of court proceedings Rufus Burks' calm demeanor appeared to crack as Burks sat nervously shaking as he awaited the Jury's verdict. The Jury had spent more time…

It's Official; It's A Record!

A record high temperature fell by the wayside Monday afternoon, and more are expected to follow suit this work-week.   At the same time, humidity will also be building, starting on Wednesday.  Although a couple spots could pick up a brief…

Columbus State Graduate's Art Goes Viral

      A Georgia elementary school teacher's classroom door tribute to black history has brought her some attention. Nakimer Daniels is an Radium Springs Elementary school art teacher and a Columbus State University Graduate. Her…

Rosalynn Carter has Successful Surgery

(CNN) - Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering after a successful surgery on Sunday. The Carter Center says the surgery was to remove scar tissue from her small intestine. The tissue was created by the removal of a cyst…

Staying Warm, Records Falling Today?

Happy Presidents Day! We'll continue to enjoy this preview of Spring as more warmer than normal temperatures will be staying with us for the week. Partly cloudy skies today with record highs possible in…

Columbus, Georgia Native Serves Aboard U.S. Navy Ship

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…

GSW Student Selected As Outstanding Scholar

Amelia Cornell was recently named Georgia Southwestern State University’s Outstanding Scholar. The award is the university’s highest academic honor. "Receiving the Outstanding Scholar Award is such an exciting honor because I always have put my all into my school work…

A Columbus Man Killed in The Street

A Columbus man is gunned down overnight February 15th 2018.   Police say this is not a random shooting. Darnell Jackson was shot to death on Thomas street. People at the scene saw it all happen. Police have been investigating…

Race To A Record

No record temperature was set on Friday, despite the super-duper warm air.   That's ok, there's more where that came from. Rather cloudy skies will occupy the weekend as a weak cool front limps into…

Upatoi Jury Deadlocked on Murder Charges

After the Jury reported here they were deadlocked on the most serious charges including Malice Murder, Judge Gil McBride issued an "Allen Charge" sometimes referred to as a "Dynamite Charge" and that is a polite…

Swinging For The Warm Weather Fences

The heat is on!  No record high temperature today, but they will fall by the wayside early next week.    If you're outdoors this evening, the Outdoor Dinner Date Index (ODDI) is a 7 on a scale of 1-10.  The negatives…

Congressman Hosts Service Academy Nomination Ceremony

On Friday February 9, 2018, Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) hosted a Service Academy Nomination Ceremony at the University of West Georgia Newnan Campus to honor students who received nominations to military service academies. The ceremony honored all 50 students Ferguson…

Knocking on the Weather Record Book's Door

Variable cloudiness today with highs staying well above average hitting the mid to upper 70s with some 80s possible. A weak cold front will move through the area and give us a chance for…

Save $$$ On The Heating Bill

The beautiful warmer air that arrived Thursday will continue to be present over the next several days, although there will be some fluctuations. Low clouds will redevelop overnight through a part of Friday, after…

Trial Shocker: Upatoi Jury split on Murder Charges

After three days of deliberations the drama has shifted from the courtroom to the jury room where the twelve men and women deliberating the fate of Rufus Burks clearly have a difference of opinion. Burks…

Bring In The Big Book Of Records

Warm air seriously piled on top of us earlier today.  If you didn't have time to enjoy it, the super-duper warm weather will be setting up shop, so there is plenty of time to get outside.   Record warmth will be…

Warming Up

Mostly cloudy today with highs in the low to mid 70s. Mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Mostly cloudy on Friday with highs in the mid to upper…

Soldier Of The Week

  Some have an eye for all things army and that's where our soldier of the week comes in. Staff Sergeant James Spruill is trained as an optical laboratory specialist. He serves as a master fitness trainer and platoon sergeant…

Approaching Record Warmth!

It's been almost a week since we've been able to see the sunrise.  Don't bother setting the alarm to view it Thursday, unless you're a fan of clouds, fog and drizzle! After a damp…

Upatoi Jury Asks What is "a Party to a Crime"

  Prosecutors alleged for the first time in closing arguments that Rufus Burks physically took part in the slayings but Burk's defense attorney Jennifer Curry told the jury there wasn't a shred of blood evidence…

Late-Night Date Weather

Clouds did part for a little blue sky earlier today, but those small holes in the cloud deck will fill in throughout the Valentine's Day evening hours.   Dry weather will be the name of the game, so if you're out…

A Warmer Wednesday, 80s Coming?

Mostly cloudy with some sunshine today and that will help warm our daytime temps to the mid to upper 60s with some 70s. Mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid 50s to around…

Prosecutor: Upatoi Murders was no "One Man Show"

  Family members wept quietly as attorneys presented their closing arguments and two vastly different theories about what happened inside that Upatoi home and who was responsible. Assistant District Attorney Chris Williams asked the Jury…

Happy Fat Tuesday!

It's all about indulgence and good times on this Fat Tuesday, and indulge in warm weather we shall over the coming days.   A blanket of cloud cover at night will see to mild nights.   Although the sun really won't be…

Another Sunless Day?

The sun won't have much of a chance to make an appearance today as skies will stay mainly overcast. Only a slight chance for rain, though. Daytime highs will hit the mid to upper…

Golf Carts Soon To Go On Sale At Fort Benning

It's not often you find a good deal on a used golf cart but that's what is about to happen on Fort Benning. The sale will take place  February 21st from 9 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon…

Damp? Yes. Soaking Wet? No

Temperatures will fluctuate throughout the work-week, as our wind direction shifts, allowing air that originated over different locales to enter the scene.   One thing that will not be present with any of these wind…

No Snooze Alarm Tuesday

If Mother Nature is your valentine this year, then consider the recent blanket of clouds and damp weather your gift.   While no soaker is in store for us this week, there will be occasional…

Rain Moving out, Staying Warmer than Normal

Cloudy skies with scattered showers this morning, but rain will taper off. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Isolated showers tonight under cloudy skies with lows in the low to mid 50s.…

Vigil Held for Fallen Georgia Law Enforcement Officer

A candlelight vigil held Saturday night for a fallen Georgia law enforcement officer. Hundreds of people gathered to pay homage to 26-year-old Chase Maddox. Maddox was shot in the head during a deadly encounter with a suspect on Friday. His…

Flood Watch This Weekend

Clouds and fog will start off the weekend with a shower or drizzle around.   While a large part of the afternoon should be free of rain, there can still be a shower or t-shower…

Secretary Of Defense James Mattis Visits Fort Benning

The Secretary of Defense pays a visit to Fort Benning today. Secretary James Mattis met with the recently activated First Security Forces Brigade. We have pictures of that gathering. Secretary Mattis spoke to leaders and soldiers of the Army's newest brigade about…

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