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Rainy at times Friday; Not as Widespread for the Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A front is right on top of the Chattahoochee Valley today giving us our best rain chance of the week yet! There is a 70% chance of rain today. While the chance comes down some over the weekend, we still expect several hit-or-miss showers and storms.

Making the Grade: The Boathouse

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I grew up in Alexander City (“Eleck” City to the locals). My parents, two much older brothers Jim and Mike and I lived just 10 minutes from Lake Martin, the most beautiful lake in Sweet Home Alabama. When my husband Mike...

Columbus Technical College offers tuition-free classes, textbooks

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - “We are happy to work with the state of Georgia and with our technical college systems of Georgia partners to make those opportunities available to students here,” says Denise Wells, Columbus Tech’s Director of Public Relations, “There are I think now over 80 courses that fall under that parameter that will allow students to attend essentially tuition-free.”
Opelika-Auburn News

Kick off the weekend with Food Truck Friday in downtown Opelika

After three months—which may have seemed long or short, depending on whether you’re a student or parent—the school year has started once again. While that means busier roads, longer wait times at restaurants and less parking downtown, it also means more fun events. Here are a few...

Despite being ordered for release, man spends 18 extra days in Georgia jail

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Curtis Lee Fletcher, 50, was arrested in January 2018 and charged with burglary. Fletcher got out on probation in 2019 after pleading guilty to one count of criminal damage. He ended up back in jail last year on a probation violation. Last month, a judge terminated the balance of his probation […]

Man convicted on meth trafficking charges by Lee Co. jury

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Lee County jury has convicted a man for trafficking methamphetamines, says Lee County District Attorney’s Office. During the trial, Assistant District Attorney Madison Grantham, the lead prosecutor, presented evidence that Kenneth Thrower had more than 40 grams of meth in his possession after the Opelika Police Department executed a search warrant.

Fun Things to Do in Opelika, Alabama

If you’re in the market for some fun things to do in Opelika, Alabama, look no further. The county seat of Lee County is located in the east-central part of the state, and is the primary city in the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The city’s population is approximately 30,995 as of the 2020 census, up 17.1% from the 2010 census. A number of attractions in Opelika make it a popular tourist destination.

Mercer University gets grant to develop autism resources

MACON, Ga. — The Mercer University School of Medicine hopes to make a difference in the lives of rural Georgians affected by autism. Heaven Smith has two young boys with autism, but in order to get them tested for it, she had to drive all the way to Atlanta. She says she couldn't get resources until they got diagnosed. Mercer hopes their "Autism Toolkit" will help Central Georgians avoid that experience.
Opelika-Auburn News

Here's how Grant Gow of Opelika Police Department won his second Life-Saver Award

Opelika Police Officer Grant Gow has collected his second Life-Saver Award, this time for keeping a victim of a gunshot wound from bleeding out by applying a tourniquet. Gow, 26, said that he didn't know someone had been shot when he got the call just after midnight on June 7 of a robbery and assault with injuries at King’s Mobile Home Estates.

Notice to File Claims - Long Estate

RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS LONG, DECEASED. Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Doris Long, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on the 11th day of August, 2022, by the Honorable Bill English, Judge of Probate of Lee County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred.

Jason Caldwell's Friday Auburn mailbag column

AUBURN, Alabama–As we close in on the 2022 football season and year number two for Bryan Harsin at Auburn, there is plenty to discuss with the Tigers still searching for a starting quarterback and with other questions on the roster. Check out this week's mailbag where we talk about the quarterback race, the impact of NIL and even some Auburn basketball and Auburn baseball. Now on to the questions.