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Church events | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Local Church events Welcome reception Hilton Avenue Community Church will hold a welcome reception for new student ministers Tyler and Sarah Higgins, who began ministering students in middle and high school July 1. The reception will be held at 3 p.m. July 14 in the fellowship hall of the church at 2308 Hilton Avenue in Columbus. All are welcome. Soul Food Festival The Chilly’s Ice Cool Band… → Read More

Church news | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Local Church news Church Anniversary St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church is celebrating the church anniversary at 2 p.m. July 14. The guest minister is the Rev. Johnny B. Rutledge of Ozark & Troy District. The church is located at 5295 Sand Fort Road in Seale, Alabama. The Rev. Michael Miller is pastor. Email for more information. Pastoral celebration… → Read More

Q&A: Columbus mayor talks millennials, first six months in office with Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus, Georgia Mayor Skip”Henderson talks about his first six month in office. He discussed topics like budget, tax, community, crime and the new Government Center. → Read More

GDOT is planning a road widening, roundabout project. Here’s how residents can get involved

The Georgia Department of Transportation is holding an open house Monday, July 8 to provide info about the proposed widening of U.S. 27/Ga. 1 from north Columbus into Harris County from two and three lanes to four. → 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

Officials resume search for 6-year-old drowning victim

Columbus, Georgia officials continue to search for a 6-year-old boy who fell into the Chattahoochee River and possibly drowned Sunday night. Police have taped off a section of the Riverwalk. → Read More

Woman found shot dead in Columbus home. Police need help finding information

Columbus Police are asking for the public’s help in a murder investigation after finding 70-year-old Chongcha Dyer shot dead in a home on Luckie Street. → Read More

More than 2 dozen light poles may be replaced after flooding on RiverWalk

Nearly two dozen light poles around the southern portion of the Chattahoochee Riverwalk were severely damaged recently and city officials determined the cause to be rising water levels and debris from the river. → Read More

Man charged in crash that killed motorcyclist on Veterans Parkway

A Columbus man was arrested and charged this week in a June 12 crash that killed a motorcyclist on Veterans Parkway near the intersection of Talbotton Road. → Read More

Columbus police plead for tips in ’17 murder: ‘The world doesn’t get changed by cowards’

Police have increased the reward for information in the 2017 murder case of Destiny Nelson to $15,000. Nelson was 17 and shot multiple times at her family’s Columbus apartment in what police think was a case of mistaken identity. → Read More

Jury hands down verdict for three teens accused of murder in Christmas 2017 crime spree

Two Columbus teenagers were found guilty on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and first degree burglary, among others, by a jury on Thursday. A third teen was found not guilty and is set to be released. → Read More

From fireworks to Lady Antebellum, here’s how to celebrate July 4 in the Chattahoochee

We’ve made a list of the biggest 4th of July events and fireworks shows for families and kids of all ages to enjoy. The Independence Day list includes events in Fort Benning, Auburn, Columbus and Phenix City. → Read More

How $4.8 million has revived Columbus softball complex ahead of international tourney

A total of $4.8 million has been spent so far in public and private funds to revive the South Commons softball complex in Columbus, GA. The center will host the USA International Softball Cup starting July 1. → Read More

Suspect in June 2018 grocery parking lot murder arrested near Atlanta

A man charged with murder in a June 2018 grocery store parking lot shooting is in custody in Coweta County on another charge and will be brought back to Columbus, Georgia for a hearing. → Read More

Former Macon Road Kmart building has a new tenant

A Roses Discount Store is opening in the old Kmart building on Macon Road in Columbus, GA. Kmart left the building in March 2017. It has been vacant since then. → Read More

Popeyes is now open in Phenix City. Here are other new developments in the area

Popeyes Chicken opened in Phenix City, Alabama on Hwy. 280 in the Phenix City Marketplace, a development that will soon be home to businesses like ALDI grocery store, Culver’s restaurant and Caliber Car Wash. → Read More

Why an Atlanta-based restaurant is investing in north Columbus

Pure Taqueria, a restaurant chain with six locations in the metro Atlanta area, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new location in north Columbus. They explained why they think the city a good fit for the upscale Mexican restaurant. → Read More

When will that construction be done? Here’s a list of current projects in Columbus

Pam Hodge, deputy city manager with Columbus Consolidated Government, presented a list of current and upcoming roadwork projects in Columbus/Muscogee County, including roundabouts and major intersection overhauls. → Read More

Why aren’t property owners paying to remove blight? Here’s how demo process works

Ledger-Enquirer readers have asked why taxpayers are stuck bearing the cost of city-led demolitions of blighted property after Columbus Council approved a $1 million budget for demolitions in fiscal year 2020. → Read More

Phenix City woman arrested and charged with shooting, killing husband, officials say

A Phenix City, Alabama woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband, police say. Officers found the man laying in the front yard with a gunshot wound to the abdomen area. → Read More