Wed., June 12, 2013 12:00pm
The mayor of Columbus is warning of "massive layoffs" of city workers next year if the consolidated government continues on its current path. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson also accused public safety department heads Tuesday of using the threat of layoffs to "maintain possibly inflated budgets."
Mon., June 3, 2013 5:00am
Federal officials say a woman has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for fraudulently collecting more than $87,000 in health care claims.
Mon., May 27, 2013 9:00am
A new whitewater rafting course at the Georgia-Alabama state line is drawing big crowds for its grand opening after nearly 13 years of work. Officials opened the rapids to rafters on Saturday. It cost nearly $24.4 million to tear down two dams on the river between Columbus and Phenix City, Ala., and build the 2.5-mile course.
Fri., May 24, 2013 3:13pm
GPB News Now presents a sneak peek inside Whitewater Columbus, a 2.5 mile urban rafting course on the Chattahoochee River, which officially opens to the public on Saturday.
Tue., May 21, 2013 11:30am
A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Muscogee County School Board approved the plan with a unanimous vote Monday night. The recommendation by interim Superintendent John Phillips includes closing Edgewood Elementary School and Marshall Middle School.
Fri., May 17, 2013 5:00pm
A new 2.5 mile whitewater rafting course will officially open to the public next Saturday in Columbus. The project has been in the works for several years and required that crews remove two historic dams. Whitewater Columbus cost about $25 million. The City of Columbus pitched in $5 million and the rest of the money came from grants and private donors.
Fri., May 17, 2013 3:39pm
From Columbus to Atlanta to Savannah, people will be taking over the streets this weekend in community events.
Fri., May 17, 2013 12:05pm
This weekend fifty music acts and artists will perform in Columbus as part of the first ever CutBait Music Festival.
Wed., April 24, 2013 9:21am
Hostess Brands, LLC has announced plans to re-launch its bakery in Columbus and plans to add about 300 jobs in the area over the next several years. The Georgia Department of Economic Development Tuesday announced the company plans to resume operations this summer.
Mon., March 4, 2013 8:01am
In the February 2013 issue, Georgia Trend magazine highlighted eight “renaissance cities” around the state. Editor Susan Percy talks about what makes these communities – and their downtowns – stand out.