Tim Chitwood is from Seale, Ala., and started as a police beat reporter with the Ledger-Enquirer in 1982. He since has covered Columbus’ serial killings and other homicides, following some from the scene of the crime to trial verdicts and ensuing appeals. He also has been a Ledger-Enquirer humor columnist since 1987. He’s a graduate of Auburn University, and started out working for the weekly Phenix Citizen in Phenix City, Ala.
Columbus Council voted to OK a lease with Diamond Baseball Holdings to bring a Minor League Braves team to the city's Golden Park, after about a 90-minute closed meeting.
Construction on Columbus’ new judicial center got the final green light from city councilors Tuesday as they committed to building the new courthouse on the north side of the existing Government Center block.
Industrial diver Alex Reed Paxton plunged into the bowels of Columbus’ Lake Oliver Dam on Oct. 27, 2020, and never got out alive.
Columbus Council is expected Tuesday to confirm Stoney Mathis as the city’s new permanent police chief, removing from his title the “interim” label he has worn since May.
Some downtown blocks will be off-limits to the general public, Columbus’ whitewater rafters won’t land in Georgia, and former President Donald Trump’s security will be a top priority, for a few hours.