GBI Investigating Double Homicide in Troup County HomeNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
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Phenix Lumber Company’s business license revoked
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) — Phenix Lumber Company on Cutrate Road has now had its business license revoked due to “fire code violations,” according to Phenix City Fire Chief Kristin Kennedy. The revocation comes a few months after an employee was found dead on the company’s property. James Streetman, 67, was fatally injured when he […]
Harris County High School donates Christmas decorations during annual charity event
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - It’s the season of giving!. Harris County High Schools invites you to participate in their annual charity initiative, “Operation Christmas Upcycle.” The purpose of this event is to spread holiday joy by donating gently used Christmas decorations and redistributing the items to those in need.
Internal auditor: Columbus Finance Department audit reveals unaccounted for millions in fees
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The main topic of the morning: money. City officials conducted an internal audit of the Columbus Finance Department under the supervision of Donna McGinnis, the city’s full-time internal auditor and compliance officer. Audit findings revealed Columbus is missing over $45 million in funds, however Columbus Director of Finance Angelica Alexander disputed […]
Criminal case for ex-Central Phenix City football star Justyn Ross has new development
Ross, 23, who was a standout wide receiver at Clemson and now plays in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, was arrested in October.
Cool, dry weather for now; storms moving in this weekend
Columbus, Ga (WRBL)- After some areas dropped below freezing this morning across our northern counties, our Tuesday ended with pleasant conditions. These few passing clouds, primarily Columbus south, will move out by tomorrow morning. Readings tomorrow morning will hold steady in the lower 40s. Winds will start to ramp up...
Muscogee County DA's Leave and the Broader Implications for Judicial Leadership
Muscogee County District Attorney Stacey Jackson has recently begun a temporary medical leave of absence, an event that has drawn attention to the broader implications of leadership vacancies within judicial systems. Jackson, who presides over the six-county Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp in May 2022 and is expected to serve until the end of 2024. His office has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of his health issues and the anticipated length of his leave. In the interim, Chief Assistant DA Donald Kelly has stepped in to fulfill Jackson's duties.
AMC Classic Peachtree 8 permanently closes in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A movie theatre in Columbus has permanently shut its doors to the community. According to the AMC Theatres website, AMC Classic Peachtree 8 has permanently closed. The website says if you have AMC CLASSIC Peachtree 8 listed as your favorite theatre in your AMC Stubs account,...
Three Convicted Gang Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Two Teens in Muscogee County
Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Rodderick Glanton, Homer Upshaw, and Terrance Upshaw have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Jesse Ransom and 18-year-old Saiveon Pugh and the assault of two other teens. The defendants are members of the Marlo Gang, a hybrid criminal street gang in Columbus. In June 2021, they opened fire on a vehicle as it drove past a home located across the street from the Wilson Apartment complex. All four teens were inside the car and sustained gunshot wounds. Ransom and Pugh died as a result of their injuries. In all, investigators found over 60 shell casings on-scene and no evidence of gun fire from the victim vehicle. A Muscogee County Jury found the defendants guilty on all 24 counts of the indictment on Nov. 14, 2023, following an 11-day trial.
Columbus police search for man suspected of shooting at apartment complex security guard
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying a shooting suspect. On Nov. 20 at 8:52 p.m., officers responded to Highland Terrace Apartments at 800 Apex Road. At the scene, officers say they learned the wanted suspected shot at a security guard after being confronted about trespassing […]
Circuit District Attorney Stacey Jackson takes medical leave
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Muscogee County District Attorney Stacey Jackson has taken a temporary medical leave of absence, according to sources. A source close to WTVM says they were notified this week of Jackson’s decision to step away from the job for now. No specific details were released concerning...
Tried for murder in a fight over cognac, a Columbus man’s charges have been dropped
The prosecutor wrote that “there is insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Harris County High School unveils new tennis complex
HAMILTON, Ga. (WTVM) - The Harris County School District is inviting you to its unveiling of the new state of the art Harris County High Tennis Complex. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be next Wednesday, December 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Harris County High School. It will feature Six GHSA...
Join the Columbus Artists' Guild for an Unforgettable Evening of Festive Fun and Giving
The Columbus Artists' Guild is all set to ring in the festive cheer with its ANNUAL GUILD CHRISTMAS PARTY this year. The event is scheduled to take place on Thu, Dec 07, from 7pm - 9pm at the distinguished Chattahoochee River Club, 1100 Bay Ave, Columbus, GA.
New Dollar General Market now open in Phenix City
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - A new store is now open in Phenix City!. Dollar General has opened a DG Market in Phenix City - located at 10135 Lee County Road 240. The DG Market has a larger selection of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables as well as the same categories as a regular Dollar General.
Columbus woman facing 15 additional charges in fraud case, over $1M in monetary loss
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Columbus businesswoman is now facing an additional 15 felony charges in a fraud case - totaling to 53 charges involving theft and fraud. In October 2023, the Property Crimes Unit conducted a search warrant of the business in the 1000 block of Veterans Parkway. Evidence, including financial records and witness statements, revealed a total monetary loss of $819,052.77 at the time, according to officials.
Win or lose Alabama title game, why this is a great week for Central coach Patrick Nix
Here’s how to watch the Red Devils play for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 7A football championship.
Experience the Joy of the Calvary Choir Concert: A Celebration of Life and Faith
Ladies and Gentlemen, mark your calendars! The much-anticipated Calvary Choir Concert is set to take place on Thu, Dec 07, from 6pm to 9pm. This sensational event will be held at the Calvary Christian School, located at 7556 Old Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909.
Uptown Columbus to host 2nd Annual Holly Jolly Market on Dec. 9
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Uptown Columbus announced its 2nd Annual Holly Jolly Market returns to Broadway. The event will showcase over 100 vendors and music from A Tuba Christmas and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus. Parks and Recreation will also have a KidsFest area with games, hot chocolate and an area to visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in columbus, GA
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near columbus.
Former Assistant Chief of Columbus Police Dept. dies after 4 month cancer battle
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - 67-year-old Gil Slouchick was an assistant police chief when he retired in 2020. He spent 44 years with the Columbus Police Department, starting as a cadet, moving his way up to assistant chief. Friend and former Major at the Columbus Police Department says he was honest...