Chattahoochee County, GA

Chattahoochee County, GALedger-Enquirer

Former Chattahoochee County football coach Jody Allen dies at 60

Former Chattahoochee County High School football coach Jody Allen has died. Allen, who was an assistant coach for 10 years at Florida State, died at 60 Thursday while receiving hospice care in his Columbus home after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Allen coached defensive...
Columbus, GALedger-Enquirer

Lake Oliver drowning victim recovered from Chattahoochee River, officials say

The body of a drowning victim was recovered from the Chattahoochee River Tuesday morning, officials with Columbus Fire and EMS said. The body was recovered near North Highland Dam, just below the old Bibb Mill, at 7:30 a.m., about two days after the drowning was reported, Battalion Chief Daniel Macon with Columbus Fire and EMS said.
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Team USA shooting Olympic trials at Ft. Benning

FT. BENNING, Ga. (WTVM) - Did you know some of the world’s top Olympians train in the Chattahoochee Valley?. Olympic trials for small-bore shooting are being held at Fort Benning to see who can hit the mark and earn a trip to Tokyo. “This is probably one of the most...
Columbus, GAWTVM

Highest number of opioid-related overdoses reported in Chattahoochee Valley last week

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - According to the Georgia Department of Health, counties in the Chattahoochee Valley saw 22 people hospitalized from an overdose last week. Cheryl Kolb with the Columbus Health Department tells News Leader 9 that is the highest weekly count since the start of last year. According to Kolb, 15 of the hospitalizations were seen in Muscogee County. The remaining hospitalizations came from nine neighboring areas with zip codes 31820, 31903, 31904, 31906, 31907. Rural counties include Crisp, Harris, Randolph and Schley.
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Alert Center Action Day for Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After some booming thunderstorms overnight, Tuesday brings another chance of strong to severe storms across the Chattahoochee Valley especially during the afternoon and evening hours as the atmosphere becomes more “unstable” again. Our area remains under a Level 2 & 3 out of 5 risk for seeing storms that could bring mainly a damaging wind, heavy rain, and intense lightning threat, though we can’t rule out hail or brief tornadoes either (the threat is much lower in comparison to the others). Storms will likely be more robust as they approach the I-85 corridor from the northwest before possibly weakening somewhat while moving southeastward. Unfortunately, there is still uncertainty on how many rounds of storms we will see and the exact timing of each batch; our high resolution computer models that we use to illustrate the coverage and timing of storms to you do not have a good handle on the set-up. So, just prepare for the possibility of individual storms firing up as early as 12-1 PM EDT, but any other widespread clusters of storms to follow are pegged to arrive during the late afternoon and evening hours.
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Man fleeing Phenix City police jumps into Chattahoochee River

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A man fleeing police in Phenix City Friday afternoon jumped into the Chattahoochee River. According to police, the suspect is wanted on a probation violation. The suspect did not drown. Columbus Fire & EMS rescued him from the river. The suspect’s identity has not been given.
Chattahoochee County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Chattahoochee Tech honors Student Leadership Academy graduates

A select group of Chattahoochee Tech students are better prepared to serve as effective workforce leaders upon graduating from the college’s 2021 Student Leadership Academy. The college honored these students in a ceremony held April 16 at the North Metro campus. The Student Leadership Academy is an annual, semester-long program...

Karate Center of Cusseta

Chattahoochee County now has a growing new program with area youth, as a pair of local residents are operating the Karate Center of Cusseta. Gary Horner and his wife, Bobbie Cooper Horner, moved to Cusseta around a year ago and actually had no intention of opening a karate school. However, after about six months they missed interacting with students, so they decided to see if there was any interest.
Chattahoochee County,

named Forestry Unit of the Year

The Georgia Forestry Commission recently announced its County Unit of the Year for the North and South Zones. The Chattahoochee-Marion Unit received the honor of being named Fiscal Year 2020 North Zone County Unit of the Year. The Georgia Forestry Commission's fiscal year 2020 ran from July 1-June 30. This...
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Strong Storms Possible Sunday

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - We will see a line of showers and storms move through the Chattahoochee Valley today with the potential for some pockets of strong winds, frequent lightning, and small hail. The severe risk overall is low, and while we cannot complete rule out a brief tornado, that risk is extremely low. That being said, we could see some severe thunderstorm warnings come out with some strong winds being the main concern, so have a way to get watches and warnings! Timing-wise we are looking at early afternoon hours for our most northwestern counties, mid-afternoon for our middle counties, and late afternoon/early evening for our most southeastern counties.
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Chattahoochee Co. educators vaccinated for COVID-19

CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY, Ga. (WTVM) - Educators in Chattahoochee County were vaccinated for COVID-19 Tuesday. A vaccination clinic was held at the Chattahoochee County Education Center gym until 1 p.m. Vaccinations are not mandatory for teachers and school staff at this time, but the ones who showed up to be vaccinated...