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Columbus High School student participating in U.S. Senate youth program  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A high school student from Columbus is getting the chance of a lifetime by participating in a youth program with the U.S. Senate.

Government Center flooding tops list for stories in 2018  Ledger-Enquirer

More than six months after a water main broke on the 12th floor of the Columbus Government Center, crews continue to restore four courtrooms in one of the ...

Former Columbus man named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for fighting opioid crisis  WTVM

A former Columbus man has earned one of the nation's top honors being named part of Forbes' 30 under 30.

Athletes of the Week: Carver Girls Basketball  WRBL

Columbus, GA - The Columbus High School girls basketball team have dominated their competition in the early part of the season. The Lady Tigers have won 16 ...

Bonnie Chambers Harmeson  Cleveland Daily Banner

The heavenly population increased by one Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, when Bonnie Chambers Harmeson passed away. She was 91 and a resident of Cleveland.

Columbus High drops from No. 1 spot in Georgia  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High School has dropped from the No. 1 spot in Georgia, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report's rankings of Best High Schools.

Columbus High School drops to No. 3 spot in Top Georgia High School Rankings  WTVM

Columbus High School was ranked No. 1 in Georgia last year.

Columbus High grad now CEO of tech company that won $100,000 from Gates Foundation  Ledger-Enquirer

A Muscogee County School District graduate and her business partner have won $100000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help low-income, ...

2 Columbus High School educators recipients of 2018 Yale Educator Award  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Muscogee County School District has announced two educators who have been recognized by the Yale Office of ...

Columbus High School student passes away following accident on Moon Rd.  WTVM

A teen has passed away following an accident on Moon Road that happened on April 20, 2018.

Columbus High School spring signing day  WRBL

Seven athletes from Columbus High School took part in spring signing day. Hear from all seven players in the video above.

Bobby Howard is once again coaching high school baseball in Columbus  Ledger-Enquirer

Longtime high school baseball coach Bobby Howard was hired as St. Anne Pacelli's new head baseball coach on Monday. Howard replaces Brent Benefield, ...

Watch Georgia prep OL Bayard Taylor II squat 635 pounds  USA TODAY High School Sports

Columbus (Ga.) High offensive lineman Bayard Taylor II weighs in at 300 pounds but squats an even more impressive 635.

Columbus area school walkout protest: Which students did what | Columbus  Ledger-Enquirer

Muscogee County students and those in other Columbus area school districts protested in the March 14 national school walkout. The 17-minute demonstrations ...

Britt David Magnet Academy 2018 National Blue Ribbon School  Ledger-Enquirer

A Columbus school is among 13 schools in Georgia and 349 in the country to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor awarded by the ...

MCSD releases high school graduation schedule  WRBL

The Muscogee County School District has released the high school graduation schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.

15-year-old fired 8 shots to gun down popular Columbus High grad, prosecutor says  Ledger-Enquirer

A 15-year-old fired eight shots the night he gunned down a college student on the street in Columbus, Ga., a prosecutor says.

Columbus teen got in trouble for arguing at school. Then she won a state medal for it.  Ledger-Enquirer

The Columbus Urban Debate League won 19 medals at the 2018 state championship tournament in Atlanta. Now, it seeks donations to help fund the program, ...

He helped design, construct prominent Columbus buildings. Turning 90, he retires again.  Ledger-Enquirer

Bobby Hecht has been involved in designing or constructing some of the most prominent buildings in Columbus for nearly seven decades, mostly with the ...

Columbus, Northside reach Elite Eight in state volleyball playoffs  Ledger-Enquirer

The Columbus Blue Devils and Northside Patriots swept their Sweet 16 matches Wednesday in the Georgia Class AAAA volleyball state playoffs and advanced ...

Family reflects on the life of Columbus native Kim Porter after untimely death  WTVM

The family of Columbus native, model, and actress Kim Porter speaks out following her death.

Model Kim Porter’s funeral will take place in her hometown of Columbus, Ga.  Ledger-Enquirer

The funeral for model Kim Porter will be held at a Columbus, Georgia, church. Porter, who graduated from Columbus High School, was found dead in her Los ...

SLIDESHOW: MCSD announces its valedictorians and salutatorians  WTVM

The Muscogee County graduations will begin on Tuesday, May 22 and the valedictorians and salutatorians have been named for each high school.

Scholar Athlete: Columbus High School Baseball, Trent Swinehart  WLTZ 38 NBC

Columbus high school's Trent Swinehart isn't wasting any time his senior year taking 3 AP classes, is in National Honor Society and the National Math Honor ...

EXCLUSIVE: St. Luke School plans to add high school grade levels  WTVM

An expansion is in the works for St. Luke School in Columbus.

Jury reaches verdict in homicide of popular Columbus High grad  Ledger-Enquirer

A Columbus, Ga., jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of James Oliver, charged in the Dec. 17, 2016, fatal shooting of Bobby Jerome Seawright Jr.

Alternative Baseball expands to Columbus, coached by a Little League world champion  Ledger-Enquirer

A national amateur baseball league for players with autism and other mental or emotional disabilities is expanding into Columbus — and the coach is a Little ...

Her parents are in prison — but this scholarship will send Columbus student to college  Ledger-Enquirer

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley made the surprise announcement Tuesday evening at the Burger King on Bradley Park Drive, where ...

U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings put Columbus High No. 1 in Georgia  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High School is the No. 1 public high school in Georgia, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings released ...

Police investigating student’s threat at Columbus High School  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High School principal Marvin Crumbs informed parents via phone and email Tuesday night.

Mother and daughter graduate from CSU together with same degree  WTVM

A mother and daughter duo are graduating from Columbus State University in the same semester with the same degree.

Game of the Week: Carver Vs. Spencer  WLTZ 38 NBC

Scott Carpenter,. Share This Story: Twitter · Facebook · Linkedin; More. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Friday night lights in the bi-city ...

Columbus football player is headed to Georgia Tech  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High School senior Philip Adams had decided no matter which college he went to, he wanted to play football there. Luckily for Adams, a late ...

Columbus native Kim Porter found dead in Los Angeles Home  Ledger-Enquirer

Model Kim Porter, who graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, GA and moved to Atlanta for her modeling career, was found dead in Los Angeles, ...

2 students injured in Muscogee County School District bus accident  Ledger-Enquirer

Fifteen students were on the Muscogee County School District bus that was involved in an accident with another vehicle at the intersection of 17th Avenue and ...

Columbus High student gets a perfect score on the ACT  Ledger-Enquirer

Even he didn't believe he got a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam. And he had to convince his mama. But that's what Columbus High junior James ...

Bobby Howard Hired As St. Anne Pacelli's Head Baseball Coach  WLTZ 38 NBC

Scott Carpenter,. Share This Story: Twitter · Facebook · Linkedin; More. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School ...

Etiquette training part of Columbus High’s magnet program  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

This is the 25th anniversary for Columbus High School being the Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet in the Muscogee County School District – and ...

Former Carver High School Head Coach Dell McGee Promoted to Assistant Head Coach at UGA  WLTZ 38 NBC

Dell McGee was named Assistant Head Coach in March of 2018 after two seasons as an assistant coach, overseeing running backs. McGee was part of a 2017 ...

Justyn Ross committed to Clemson in February. Now another Red Devil is following him.  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Central-Phenix City defensive back Ray Thornton committed to the Clemson Tigers on Friday, announcing the decision on Twitter. The 6-2, 198-pound Thornton ...

MCSD board candidates grade superintendent’s performance. Here’s the report card.  Ledger-Enquirer

The 11 Muscogee County School Board candidates on the 2018 ballot have graded the performance of superintendent David Lewis in response to the ...

17-year-old girl dies a week after Veterans Parkway-Old Moon Road crash  Ledger-Enquirer

Jakayla Jackson, 17, was injured when her car was struck by a Ford F-250 truck at the intersection of Old Moon Road and Veterans Parkway, police said.

Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame announces 2019 class of inductees  Ledger-Enquirer

The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. The eight members will be honored at the annual ceremony, Feb.

Georgia Swarm Hosts Clinic in Columbus  WLTZ 38 NBC

The Georgia Swarm visited Columbus, GA this week. Members of the team came out to Kinnett Stadium to host a clinic for the youth in our area interested in the ...

Ledger-Enquirer announces 2018 Page One Award student and teacher winners and runners-up  Ledger-Enquirer

In its 43rd annual Page One Awards ceremony Tuesday night at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, the Ledger-Enquirer honored 183 high school seniors ...

Columbus High School ranked number one in GA  WTVM

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Columbus High School number one in the state of Georgia.

Columbus 4th-graders overcame conflict. So teacher delivers promised reunion in 12th grade.  Ledger-Enquirer

Through 12 years in the Muscogee County School District, none of Erica Edenfield's classes has been more united than her 2009-10 fourth-graders at Eagle ...

Bobby Howard takes job as head coach of old Columbus High rival  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Former Columbus High baseball coach Bobby Howard is new coach at Cartersville High.

Columbus City Council discusses resident’s continued hoarding issues  WTVM

Columbus city councilors met Tuesday evening, about 20 people in the chamber supporting a speaker pleading with the council for help.

Section of Macon Rd. in Columbus reopens after police chase ends in accident  WTVM

Macon Road near Dixon Drive is closed. According to police, the driver of the vehicle has been arrested.

Longtime Columbus auto dealer dies at age 82 after years of battling Parkinson’s  Ledger-Enquirer

Charles Levy was 82. A graveside *service* will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in Arlington Cemetery, 201 Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta.

He had never seen the golf course before. He walked off it with a career-best round.  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High's Ben Carr had never even seen the course at Village Greens Golf Club in Inman, S.C., but that didn't stop him from showing out. Carr racked up ...

One family, three sports, three Division I athletes: Here’s the Schorr family’s story  Ledger-Enquirer

The three Schorr children have excelled in athletics and with Ben's commitment are now all on track to play their sports at the Division I level. Stanton is a Mercer ...

Columbus High teacher who built ‘dominating’ debate team named Coach of the Year  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Without any previous experience in debate, Lyndsey Hinckley has boosted the Columbus High School debate team to state and national prominence in three ...

MCSD reminds parents that military children on Fort Benning can attend Muscogee Co. public school  WTVM

Under Georgia Act 31, children of military *service* members who live on Fort Benning are allowed to attend any public school located within the Muscogee ...

Columbus city manager considering ways to adjust city council’s public agenda time  WTVM

The public agenda portion of the city council meeting is time set aside for residents to make requests of the council, and discuss issues important to them.

Columbus builder Hal Averett not only built custom homes, he built relationships  WRBL

Hal Averett died Wednesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 69.

Columbus father asks for help finding son missing for over a month  WTVM

Family members are sharing new pictures hoping to find the son of a well-known Columbus man. 50-year old Sam Hewitt Jr. was last seen in May.

Memorial service set for former Muscogee County Sheriff Ralph Johnson in Columbus  Ledger-Enquirer

Family, friends and local law enforcement personnel get a chance to remember former Muscogee County Sheriff Ralph B. Johnson during a June memorial ...

Diddy, his children head to Columbus native Kim Porter's funeral  Ledger-Enquirer

Sean “Diddy” Combs, family and friends left the downtown Marriott Hotel Saturday morning to say goodbye to Columbus native and model Kim Antwinette Porter, ...

Here are Columbus area schools reopening or staying closed Friday  Ledger-Enquirer

Here is a roundup of which Columbus area schools will reopen Friday and which ones will remained closed, based on notices sent to the Ledger-Enquirer.

New pizza store in Columbus will also have a drive-thru and offer pizza by the slice  Ledger-Enquirer

A pizza delivery store that will have both carryout and delivery *service*, but also will be offering drive-thru convenience and pizza by the slice, is coming to north ...

Applications for MCSD hardship, open seat requests available  WTVM

Hardships and open seat transfer requests are available for the Muscogee County School District's 2018-2019 school year.

Films shot at Fort Benning brought John Wayne, Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt and movie magic to town  Ledger-Enquirer

Fort Benning was the location for some major films such as “The Green Berets” in 1968 and “We Were Soldiers” in 2002, but many lesser-known films, some ...

Muscogee County’s 2018 Teacher of the Year will be one of these 10 semifinalists  Ledger-Enquirer

The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation announced Thursday the 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year award in the Muscogee County ...

CPD reveals 2017 murder of teenager was due to a ‘botched’ gang retaliation; $2K reward offered in case  WTVM

New details are underway in a case involving a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in 2017.

Scholar Athlete: Columbus High Football, Philip Adams  WLTZ 38 NBC

There's one guy on the Columbus high football team that's hard to miss. Philip Adams stands at 6'6” and that's helping him to get recruited to some of the top ...

Columbus High robotics team first from Georgia to reach world finals  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Columbus High School students representing the Columbus Space Program came home Sunday from Houston as the first Georgia team to have reached ...

Columbus High student dies of unknown causes  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High teen died Friday of unknown causes. Coroner says no foul play involved.

'Call Nana!' Viral video shows Columbus High student celebrating acceptance into Harvard  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High School senior Derek Huell's video and Twitter post celebrating his acceptance into Harvard goes viral.

First convenience store to open at Columbus Park Crossing in the fall  WTVM

A groundbreaking for a new convenience store was held at Columbus Park Crossing Thursday.

Oops! U.S. News ranking errors mean Columbus High now tied for best in Georgia  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Errors in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings mean Columbus High School actually is tied for the No. 1 spot in Georgia.

CCS releases statement on a 'matter related to school safety'  WTVM

Calvary Christian School administration met with a representative of the Columbus Police Department in response to a matter related to school safety.

Suspensions for dress code violations are discrimination, Columbus High student says  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A Columbus High student's online petition has attracted more than 1,400 supporters after she and dozens of other females were given in-school suspension for ...

Columbus High student's sudden death called a 'mystery' by coroner  WTVM

Officials are calling the sudden death of a 17-year-old Columbus girl a "mystery." Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says Annie Holland died Friday after ...

Ex Columbus High School coach running for Congress  Ledger-Enquirer

Russell “Rusty” Oliver is running for the Democratic nomination to unseat U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson, the Republican representing Georgia's 3rd Congressional ...

“That man was my hero,” daughter of former Muscogee County Sheriff Ralph Johnson says  Ledger-Enquirer

Former Muscogee County Sheriff Ralph B. Johnson, who served the department for 26 years including nine as sheriff, died early Saturday of cancer in ...

ALL-USA Boys Golf Coach of the Year: Chris Parker, Columbus, Ga.  USA TODAY High School Sports

The 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Golf Teams were selected based on performance and level of competition primarily at the high school ...

Legendary baseball coach Bobby Howard resigns from Central High  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

After two seasons at Central High School, legendary high school baseball coach Bobby Howard confirmed Wednesday he has resigned his position.

Columbus student suggests ‘Top 3 Ways to Improve Public Education in Georgia’  Ledger-Enquirer

Eight Columbus area students are among 142 members out of more than 1500 applicants on the Georgia superintendent's 2017-18 Student Advisory Council.

Past in all its beauty and pain comes rushing back when recalling growing up  Ledger-Enquirer

Growing up with Fort Benning in Army family left memories that both thrill and sometimes hurt.

News Leader 9 week in review  WTVM

The last seven days have been very eventful. Let's take a look back at some of this week's top stories. A shooting took place at a Columbus Pizza Hut Friday, Apr.

COURT: 16 pounds of marijuana stolen in deadly pizza restaurant shooting  WTVM

A man arrested and charged with the murder of a local rapper outside a pizza shop in Columbus answered to several charges in Recorders Court.

2 Metro Atlanta high schools place in U.S. News and World Report Top 100 High Schools  CBS46 News Atlanta

Two Metro Atlanta high schools placed in the top 100 high schools nationally in the newest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Columbus Amateur Radio Club kicks off the 2018 ARRL National Field Day  WTVM

The Columbus Amateur Radio Club is hosting an event for anyone interested in ham radio. Today officially kicks off the 2018 ARRL National Field Day.

SLIDESHOW: MCSD's high school Valedictorians and Salutatorians  WTVM

Muscogee County School District's high school graduations are underway and a list of their valedictorians and salutatorians has been released.

Columbus High principal Marvin Crumbs honored and selected for national conference  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A Muscogee County School District principal was selected for a national conference to discuss how to help children from low-income families become ...

William H. Shaw Christmas Tournament tips off Wednesday  Ledger-Enquirer

Many local basketball teams will get a useful test with the start of the William H. Shaw Christmas Tournament Wednesday.

Historic Columbus Foundation spotlights black education history  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

As part of Black History Month, the Historic Columbus Foundation's monthly lunch-and-lecture session Thursday was a presentation about the history of black ...

Bobby Howard resigns as Cartersville High School baseball coach  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

About a month after taking the head baseball coach position at Cartersville High School, Bobby Howard resigned Thursday morning, he confirmed to the ...

Hope offered at teen’s Christmas season funeral after mysterious death  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus High School senior Annie Holland, 17, died December 2, 2016, after collapsing at home, according to Muscogee County coroner Buddy Bryan.

Kinetic Credit Union awards scholarships to rising college student in the Chattahoochee Valley  WTVM

Kinetic Credit Union awarded the Ronald J. Mahoney Kinetic scholarship to two rising college students in the Chattahoochee Valley on May 8.

Funeral arrangements made for 5-year-old Phenix City girl who died unexpectedly  WTVM

Funeral arrangements have been made for the 5-year-old who died unexpectedly after school last Wednesday in Phenix City.

Here’s what the climate is like at Columbus area schools  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

One public school in Muscogee County is among the 15 percent in the state to receive the top grade in the Georgia Department of Education's third annual ...

Columbus High baseball coach Bobby Howard abruptly resigns  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Arguably the most successful high school baseball coach in Georgia history called his varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams together after Thursday's ...

Funeral tonight for 17-year-old Columbus High School student  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A celebration of life for a 17-year-old Columbus High School student who died after collapsing at home last week will be conducted tonight. The *service* for Annie ...

Columbus High's William Nana-Fabu's grades, talent have Ivy League school offers piling up  WRBL

Harvard, Princeton and Yale are just a few of the school's vying for Columbus High School football player William Nana-Fabu. The 6'1 275 lb. offensive lineman ...

Mahone to leave Columbus for promotion, McDuffie takes reins of Ledger-Enquirer  Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer publisher Rodney Mahone will be leaving his hometown to take over as the president and publisher of The Charlotte Observer and ...

Columbus High JROTC students help make repairs for local military widow  WTVM

The Chattahoochee Valley Chapter of the House of Heroes came together with Columbus High's JROTC Saturday for a home repair project.

Promise of Columbus Scholars comes to fruition with graduation  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Eight years ago, the nonprofit corporation Columbus Scholars was established to provide high-achieving but disadvantaged Muscogee County School District ...

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