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Past articles by Mike:

Heatwave runners dash through heat

Runners will battle the heat over a five mile course Saturday morning during the Big Dog Heatwave 5 Miler run in Columbus, Georgia. → Read More

Officials find body of 6-year-old boy who fell into river Sunday night

On Tuesday morning, officials found the body of a 6-year-old body who fell into the Chattahoochee River Sunday evening and drowned. First responders and Fire & EMS workers were part of the search. → Read More

Columbus officials respond to possible drowning in Chattahoochee River

Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Columbus first responders and Fire and EMS workers responded to a possible drowning in the Chattahoochee River. → Read More

‘No one has been a better friend to babies and children in Columbus’ than these motorcyclists

Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders presented $100,000 to Piedmont Columbus Regional in GA for a neonatal transport incubator. → Read More

Miss Georgia and Outstanding Teen 2019 crowned in Columbus. Here are the other finalists.

Victoria Hill, a student at Reinhardt University from Canton who competed as Miss Capital City, was crowned Miss Georgia 2019 at RiverCenter for the performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia. → Read More

Here are the winners from the 2nd night of Miss Georgia preliminary competitions

Three nights of preliminary competitions at The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition continued Thursday at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia. Here are the winners. → Read More

It’s tomato time! Here are the best summer fruits, vegetables at the Columbus farmer’s market.

The William L. Brown Farm Market is holding an event Thursday afternoon at it’s Columbus location on Airport Thruway to “kickoff” the summer produce season. → Read More

What to know about 1st night of Miss Georgia pageant: Preliminary winners, scholarships, more

Three nights of preliminary competitions at The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition began Wednesday night at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia. → Read More

Simple Greek owners want to add diversity to restaurant scene with new Midland location

The Simple Greek, a Greek restaurant in Columbus, Georgia, opened it’s second location in Midland. → Read More

Beloved story of ‘Corduroy’ opens June 13 at Riverside Theatre Complex

Columbus State University’s production of “Corduroy” opens June 13 at the Riverside Theatre Complex in downtown Columbus, Georgia. Their production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens June 14. Here's the cast of "Corduroy." → Read More

Once an overgrown pecan orchard, this east Alabama park is now a national award winner

The Crawford Walking Trail in Crawford, Ala., was recently recognized with an Achievement Award from National Association of Counties. It is located at 4506 U.S. Hwy 80 West about 10 miles west of Phenix City. → Read More

Summer Theatre Festival is back in Columbus. Here are all the details on 4 new productions.

The 2019 Georgia Repertory Theatre Festival kicks of May 23 with their production of “Don’t Dress for Dinner.’ Also “Corduroy” and “Legally Blonde: The Musical”, Springer Opera House “Robin Hood” → Read More

God told him ‘go to Africa’ so this Columbus business owner did. But it wasn’t enough.

Alfie Jelks, through his organization “The Soul of My Footprint,” is raising funds to build a roughly 3,000 square foot medical clinic in a small community in Uganda, Africa. → Read More

Here’s a look at the RiverCenter’s 2019-2020 season featuring Gladys Knight

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday evening its 2019-20 season and it includes a Nov. 8 performance by Gladys Knight. Here’s what else is coming. → Read More

‘Don’t go. You have to go.’ Stories of military spouses are coming to a Columbus stage.

“I Will Wait” opens Friday at Columbus State University Riverside Theatre for three performances. It’s part of The Veteran’s Spouse Project and tells the story of veterans’ spouses from World War II through present → Read More

‘Up with hope, down with dope.’ His fight against drugs earned him a special memorial in Columbus.

Columbus GA Police re-named and dedicated the community room at the Public Safety Center Thursday in memory of retired Master Sgt. Milton Lockett Jr. whose slogan was “Up with hope, down with dope.” → Read More

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ set to open at Springer Opera House

The Springer Opera House opens their production of “Million Dollar Quartet” Friday May 3. It’s on the mainstage and the final production of the 2018-2019 season. → Read More

NWS classifies tornado that damaged Phenix City Wastewater Facility as an EF-0

The National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL has classified the April 14 tornado that damaged the Phenix City Wastewater Facility as an EF-0. Their report says it had an estimated peak wind of 85 mph, starting at 9:14 a.m. CDT. Learn more here. → Read More

Ghost wheelchair made for CSU employee killed in accident

David Mathews from Bike Friendly Atlanta, GA placed a “ghost wheelchair” at the intersection in downtown Columbus, GA where CSU employee and student W.D. Feeney was killed after an accident with a dump truck. → Read More

Meet the Ledger-Enquirer’s 2019 All-Bi-City wrestling team

Meet the Ledger-Enquirer’s 2019 All-Bi-City wrestling team. Congratulations to John Jones, coach of the year, Maxwell Kauffman and Alex Moore, the co-wrestlers of the year, and members of the first and second teams, and honorable mentions → Read More