You can hear the Columbus Symphony in concert on GPB Radio in February on Front Row Georgia. Host Sarah Zaslaw recently caught up with its maestro.
Law enforcement across the country were on alert Friday evening for possible unrest in response to the release of the video footage of the arrest of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten by police during a traffic stop in Memphis on Jan. 7 and died Jan. 10 from his injuries. Protests began shortly after the release of the video Friday evening. Demonstrations began in Memphis, New York City, Atlanta and other cities.
After years of steady declines, levels of homelessness in the U.S. began rising again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proven strategies are being used to reduce homelessness, even if they are facing new challenges.
Columbus resident Morgan Harrell believes faith and divine intervention helped her land this role three years after being so severely injured, it was unclear whether she would dance again.
On this week's episode, we visit the Democratic Party of Georgia's convention in Columbus to hear Democrats' vision for November and beyond.
Monday on Political Rewind: President Biden's decision to forgive student loan debt sparked a backlash from conservatives and enjoyed wide support from his base. Plus, state Democrats rally at a convention in Columbus while Gov. Kemp headlines a GOP fish fry in Perry. And we talk of the legacy of former first lady Sandra Deal.
On July 16, a dispute sparked a standoff between Columbus police officers and county deputies at the Muscogee County Jail. But the city police department and county sheriff’s office disagreed over crime suppression details long before that.
It’s rare these days to learn of news organizations expanding. That's especially true of small media companies that primarily serve Black and Hispanic communities. But in an effort to combat disinformation and connect underserved communities, the Pivot Fund announced last month that it’s giving out $2 million in its first round of grants to organizations throughout Georgia.
A pet food ingredient manufacturer will invest more than $79 million in a new Columbus facility and create more than 100 jobs in the next five years.
Diane Derzis thought she was prepared for Roe v. Wade, and the constitutional right to an abortion, to be overturned. At clinics she owns across the South, she had, in fact, been preparing for months.
“Then you get there and it’s like ‘Oh my God,’” Derzis said.
The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade came during a symposium of maternal health experts on Mercer’s Macon Campus. Reactions by attendees were mixed.
The conference hosted by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has been held every year since 2009, offering a chance to share knowledge on matters ranging from bullying prevention and emergency weather preparation to gang activity, student drug use and mass shootings.
Hunt, 28, finished first in May’s primary with 37% of the total ballots cast and was the favored candidate of several national Republican politicians, carrying endorsements from U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, former U.N ambassador and S.C. governor Nikki Haley as well as GOP operative Karl Rove.
A pair of monuments to the Confederacy in downtown Macon will be moved starting Wednesday morning.
The five homes were donated to Historic Columbus, and three of them previously belonged to Historic Westville, a living history museum that relocated from Lumpkin to Columbus a few years ago.