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Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Tamara Huff returns home to serve

Columbus, GA (August 7, 2017) – Dr. Tamara Huff, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, could have chosen to practice anywhere, but she chose to return home to practice at St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute. Among her many notable works and achievements is…

Kentucky Ice Cream Brand Recall

Kentuckybased ice cream chain Comfy Cow is recalling some of its most popular flavors due to possible E. coli contamination. The recall involves pints of Comfy Cow ice cream in nine different flavors, sold between June 13th and July…

Phoebe Expands Healthcare Access in Ellaville

Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter, along with community leaders, recently cut the ribbon on the new Ellaville Clinic, giving residents in Schley County and surrounding areas greater access to primary healthcare.  The facility, located at 339 Broad Street in Ellaville,…

8-year-old's Eye Exam Saves Her Life

When an 8 year old Atlanta girl , Ruby, was having terrible headaches, her mother had no idea that an eye exam would solve the problem. Ruby's mother…

Marijuana and Hypertension

  Smoking marijuana may increase the risk of death from hypertension. Researchers at Georgia State University surveyed more than 12-hundred adults about their marijuana use. Pot smokers had more than triple the risk of hypertension-related death. And that risk increased…

Overall Stroke Rate Dropping

The overall stroke rate has dropped in the US , but only for men. A new study from Brown University looked at stroke data from 1993 to 2010. There was…

Tree falls on Apartment

DeKalb County, GA (WSB) - Fire crews worked to clear away a massive tree after it fell on an apartment building and at least one vehicle in Atlanta Wednesday. One resident says the lights went out as the impact shook…

Guess what? More rain... Surprised?

Another day to keep the umbrella handy as we can expect more scattered showers and some isolated thunderstorms with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Overnight lows will be in the low to…

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Tamara Huff returns home to serve

Columbus, GA – Dr. Tamara Huff, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, could have chosen to practice anywhere, but she chose to return home to practice at St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute. Among her many notable works and achievements is certification in clinical…

Animal Ark Rescue Receives $1000 Grant

Animal Ark Rescue, Columbus, has received $1000 from Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Program grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The Petfinder Foundation Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Program grant is used to cover tuition cost for one person, from the…

Soldier of The Week

When a Marine becomes a soldier the results can be excellent for the U.S. and bad news for our enemies. Staff Sergeant John Browning currently serves as a professional shooter and instructor with the  United States Army Marksmanship Unit stationed…

Street Renamed for Local Football Great Vince Sutton

LaGrange, Ga. – The LaGrange City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to rename a portion of Niles Street to Vince Sutton Boulevard. Vince Sutton is a former University of Alabama and LaGrange High School football star. He was most recently…

Mega Millions Up for Grab

The Mega Millions jackpot is growing a little more. There was no ticket that had all the right numbers in Tuesday night's drawing. But four tickets in last night's drawing matched five white balls, each of those tickets are worth…

Can Nursing Home Patients Die of Apathy

    Apathy is a common and potentially life threatening problem a month nursing home patients. A new study found about half of residents felt a lack of motivation and emotion, which was linked to an increased risk of early…

More Americans Listed as Dying from Alzheimer's

  The number of  Americans dying from alzheimer's disease is on the rise. New data from the centers for disease control shows there were about 31 alzheimer's related deaths for every 100-thousand people in the past year. That's up from…

On and Off Showers on Wednesday

Expecting more scattered showers and thunderstorms today and through the remainder of the week. Today's highs will hit the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 70s. We…

Deal: ASOS to create more than 1,600 jobs in Fulton County

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that ASOS, a leading online global fashion and beauty retailer, will establish an East Coast e-commerce fulfillment center in Union City, creating more than 1,600 jobs and investing more than $40 million…

East Columbus Home Intruder meets Swift End

  A home intruder in East Columbus met a swift end after confronting an armed resident in a neighborhood plagued with problems. The incident happened  on Kingsberry Street where it's not uncommon to see neighbors…

Police Looking For The Murder of An Atlanta Rapper

An Atlanta rapper known as Yung Mazi was fatally shot in the city's Kirkwood neighborhood Sunday night. police say it happened when Mazi, who's real name is Jibril Abdur-Rahman, walked out of a pizza shop -- across from a police…

Suspect Runs After Fatal Stabbing

A Georgia man accused of fatally stabbing a woman on Monday is still on the run. Gwnniett County Police said Jessie Bodie stabbed a woman multiple times inside their suwanee home. The police were dispatched to the home at about…

Scientists Study the Brains of People with Autism

  MRI memory skills scans show significant brain differences in people with genetic forms of autism. The images reveal significant abnormalities in brain structure, that corresponded to patient's cognitive and behavioral problems. Experts say brain imaging could help identify people…

Could Video Games Increase Your Risk of Dementia?

  Research scientists say it's true. Video games can boost your attention and memory skills. But, they can also harm the brain. Canadian researchers found hard core action game players…

Scattered Storms Remain in the Forecast

Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast today and through the rest of the week. Today's highs will hit the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid…

Zoo Atlanta Mourns the Passing of Chantek The Orangutan

ATLANTA – August 7, 2017 – The Zoo Atlanta family is saddened to announce the passing of Chantek, a 39-year-old male orangutan, on August 7, 2017. Although his cause of death is not yet known, the Zoo’s Animal Care and…

Atlanta Rapper Shot, Killed Picking Up Pizza

DeKalb County, GA (WSB) - An Atlanta rapper known as Yung Mazi was fatally shot in the city's Kirkwood neighborhood on Sunday night. Police say it happened when Mazi, who's real name is Jibril Abdur-Rahman, walked out of a pizza…

Oldest Living Male Orangutan In North American Dies

The Zoo Atlanta family is saddened to announce the passing of Chantek, a 39-year-old male orangutan, on August 7, 2017. Although his cause of death is not yet known, the Zoo’s Animal Care and Veterinary Teams had been treating Chantek…

Columbus Figure Skating Academy Hires New Director

Columbus Figure Skating Academy welcomes Robbie Przepioski as the club’s new Director of Skating. Robbie is a nationally ranked figure skater; a PSA (Professional Skating Association) certified figure skating coach, as well as an Ice Skating Institute coach. Robbie is…

Deal: July tax revenues up 7.1 percent

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Monday that Georgia’s net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.72 billion, for an increase of $113.4 million, or 7.1 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled roughly $1.61 billion.…

Cloud of Controversy Looms Over School District

Controversy looms over the Muscogee County School District with a multi million dollar Lawsuit pending and Board members at odds with each other. Few details have been released to the public from School officials regarding…

Columbus Sex Crimes Fugitive Found in Honduras

A fugitive from justice accused of molesting a juvenile at a daycare center among other places is captured abroad and  brought back to Columbus. Leon Wyatt made his first appearance here in recorder's court this…

Sip, Shop, Savor… and Support your public library!

COLUMBUS: The Muscogee County Library Foundation (MCLF) will host the third annual Wine Women & Shoes® (WW&S ®) at 6 p.m., Thursday, September 21, at the Columbus Public Library. The event will host 400 wine-savvy, shoe-loving guests and will feature…

LaGrange Police Department Taking Part in UGA Study

LaGrange, Ga. August 7, 2017 – The LaGrange Police Department is a part of a research study with the University of Georgia. The purpose of the study is to better understand how law enforcement employees experience work-related trauma. The…

Rainey-McCullers School Of The Arts Opens It's Doors

The new Rainey-McCullers school opened today welcoming students for the new school year. Parents were just as excited as their children walking in to the new school. "The ability to have this type of training here in Columbus is what…

Kids Having Fewer Ear Infections

Fewer children are getting ear infections thanks to vaccines  that protect against the bacteria that cause them. Researchers at Rochester Regional Health found a significant…

MISSING TEEN: Robert Walker

The Columbus Police Department and the family is asking for the public’s assistance in locating ROBERT WALKER. Robert was last seen at his residence on July 27, 2017. If you have any information as to Robert Walker's whereabouts please…

LaGrange Skate Park Taking Shape

LaGrange, Ga. August 4, 2017 – The design of LaGrange’s downtown skate park in the south side of town is taking shape. Former professional skateboarder Kanten Russell led the City of LaGrange’s second skate park design meeting Thursday evening at…

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