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Erris Croome Turns 108!

Ms. Erris Croome just celebrated her 108th birthday party. When asked what the secret is to living a long life she stated that, "I don't think there is a secret, just keep living!" Ms. Erris' also gave her advice to…

Warm End to Week, Stormy End to Weekend

After seeing the warmest day of the year so far yesterday with a high of 86 degrees officially at the Columbus Airport, we will come close to that again today with mostly sunny skies and highs into the lower to…

Dining for Charities Raises $7,709 for MercyMed

For the past couple of months, WLTZ morning show has featured restaurants, different businesses, spas and more to participate in our Dining for Charities. Our charity for the months of January and February was…

Gosh; It's Warm!

A tranquil, enjoyable mild night is upon us.  Enough said about that. Warm weather will continue to be the name of the game through Saturday.   Although patches of fog will dot the countryside…

A Sunny & Warm Wednesday

High pressure takes over today allowing for a dry and sunny day. As another system makes its way toward us from the west, a developing cold front will shoot a quick blast of energy…

Local Democrats Hold Legislative Town Hall

Local Democrats discussed everything from women's reproductive rights to transportation at the Columbus Public Library Tuesday evening. A small but vocal crowd braved the weather to talk with State Lawmakers during a Legislative Town…

Bright Wednesday

Our recent round of showers and thunderstorms is a memory.  In their wake, skies will clear and the humidity will take a bit of a dip. Patchy fog may kick start Wednesday; otherwise it's all about the sun. Although…

Don't Be Shady; Enjoy The Sun Wednesday

A shower and thunderstorm will remain on the prowl this evening before drier air mixes in from the north.   The end result will be clearing skies overnight and a dip in the humidity.…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: POSH SPA & LOUNGE

Posh Spa & Lounge is part of our Dining for Charities Deal! The Deal: $50 for $25! The spa and salon was established in the Columbus community 10 years ago on 7450 Blackmon…

Rude Awakening For Some Tonight

A storm centered over Mississippi will move eastward over the next 24 hours. In advance of the storm, the evening hours have been primarily quiet.   However, larger clusters of storms are expected to move away from the northeast Gulf…

Warm Weather Sticks Around; Occasionally Wet Too

A storm centered over Mississippi will move eastward over the next 24 hours.  In advance of the storm, an occasional shower and thunderstorm will continue to suppress recent tree pollen.   While severe storms…

Severe Storms Possible Monday

A deepening low to our west continues to move eastward pushing a strong frontal boundary into our area. This line will tap into moisture flowing up from the Gulf and kick up showers and…

Weekend Rain

We are into an unsettled stretch of weather as a weak front that kicked up showers earlier this morning looks to stall or at least slow down across the region before tip-toeing northward through…

Liberty Jump Team Inspires Young Fort Benning Troops

It's been many years since some members of the Liberty Jump Team, a non profit airborne demonstration group, got ready to jump onto Fort Benning's Fryar drop zone. Some of these former members of…

Scattered Storms This Weekend

After a batch of rain and showers moved through the area overnight, we'll see some scattered showers and thunderstorms as daytime heating goes to work on the humid air mass over our area. Patches…

An "Oogie" Weekend in the Cards

The high pressure that’s been keeping us dry over the last couple of days has now made its way out into the Atlantic allowing moist air to pile in from the Gulf. That, plus…

Columbus State Worker Struck And Killed Uptown

Columbus State University's Uptown campus is reeling after a popular employee and graduate was struck and killed attempting to cross the street in his wheelchair. Columbus Police responded to the scene and stunned onlookers…

Revival on the River

Revival on the River will be at the Phenix City Amphitheater Friday, April 5th, 2019 – Doors open at 6:30 pm!

Rain Chances, Temperatures Up

After a cool and mostly sunny start, clouds will increase today ahead of a storm system moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. Scattered showers may arrive in parts of our area as soon as…

Spring Fling Carnival Coming to Columbus April 5-14

The 2019 Spring Fling Carnival is from the Drew Exposition of Augusta, Georgia. Adult rides, & kiddy rides, carnival games, food and performances daily by Lisa Dufresne, from Horses, Horses, Horses!! Admission…

Soldier of the Week

It takes a troop with special qualifications to become a military police officer and that is where the soldier of the week comes in. Staff Sergeant Anthony Powers  currently serves in the military police traffic investigation section of the 209th…

Accused Killer Taunts Victim's Family Again

  Accused killer Vickie Perez appeared for a bond hearing with a new claim she shot John Allport in self defense. A witness told First News Allport was actually cowering in the closet before…

Thursday= Nice; Weekend= Not So Much

After a sunny and warm day, changes are on the horizon. An approaching shortwave will introduce clouds by Thursday afternoon with isolated showers moving in from the west by late Thursday night/early Friday morning.…

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Warmup for Wednesday, Storms to End Week

After a chilly start this morning with temperatures in the 30s and 40s, the April sun will go to work and warm things up quickly. Temperatures should be approaching the 70 degree mark by…

Dry for Now, Getting Warmer

High pressure will slide across our area and keep us dry through Thursday. We'll also continue to warm up with highs in the mid to upper 70s Wednesday to Friday with a chance to…

Warming Up

After a wet and cloudy morning, skies will gradually clear with sunshine returning among the clouds today. We will stay dry through Thursday afternoon as temperatures moderate to around seasonal Wednesday before pushing above…

Free Home Buyer Program for Georgia Residents

Are you looking to buy a home and don't know where to start? Or you can't afford the initial steps? Well, the Family Center in Columbus is here for folks every step of…

Six Tips to Tackle Your Picky Eater

It is very common for many children—especially toddlers—to be picky eaters. Sometimes they will get fixated on one or two foods. In general, they want to eat what they see their siblings…

A Dry & Cool Monday

Expect a dry and cool day as that colder airmass following in behind Sunday’s strong cold front continues to stretch across the region. Looking at daytime highs to be at 5-8 degrees below the norm. A shortwave of energy will…

Columbus Police Department Seeks Help Locating Missing Child

The Columbus Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Ziona Render (B/F, 5 yoa). Ziona was placed into temporary custody of her aunt on 03-30-19. On 03-31-19, Chiquita Marshall, the victim’s biological mother, took Ziona from temporary custody with her…

CSU to Host Special Sustainability Fair April 3rd

Columbus State University’s annually held Sustainability event promotes environmentally friendly programs conducted by the University and brings in local businesses’ that also promote sustainable practices and gives them a chance to promote their services…

Warm & Dry Saturday, Wet & Cool Sunday

We are in for a bit of a roller coaster ride when it comes to the temperatures as we head into the weekend. Saturday will be several degrees above the norm as we push…

Oxbow Meadows Previews Reptile Fest

Oxbow Meadows stopped by the morning show with some critters and to talk about their upcoming Reptile Fest on April 27! According to their website, Reptile Fest is slithering it’s way back to…

Getting Warmer

The beautiful weather continues today with more sunshine and dry conditions. Highs and lows will warm to around seasonal this afternoon and this evening. The warming continues into Friday and Saturday as temperatures will…

Chilly Night Followed By Warming Afternoons

Recent gusty winds will fall flat under the cover of darkness tonight.   This, combined with a clear sky and a fresh push of chilly air from the Great Lakes, will create a chilly…

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