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      • Indivisible Columbus holds rally for healthcare

        Indivisible Columbus holds rally for healthcare

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:22:18 GMT
        (Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

        Indivisible Columbus held a rally for healthcare Tuesday evening. About a dozen people gathered on Macon Road holding signs that read “kill the bill.”

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        Indivisible Columbus held a rally for healthcare Tuesday evening. About a dozen people gathered on Macon Road holding signs that read “kill the bill.”

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      • SEGMENT: Columbus pastor reacts to rise in violence

        SEGMENT: Columbus pastor reacts to rise in violence

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:02:23 GMT
        (Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)

        The constant blood shed on the streets of Columbus is causing residents to feel uneasy— that it's no longer the quiet and safe community they once knew. So far this year, 32 people have been killed in the Fountain City due to violence.

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        The constant blood shed on the streets of Columbus is causing residents to feel uneasy— that it's no longer the quiet and safe community they once knew. So far this year, 32 people have been killed in the Fountain City due to violence.

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      • Columbus 2017 homicides up to 32 following 2 overnight shootings

        Columbus 2017 homicides up to 32 following 2 overnight shootings

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:30:42 GMT
        (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

        A deadly night of shootings leaves three men dead in Columbus. The fatal shootings sending the city’s homicide total over 30 in the last nine months.

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        A deadly night of shootings leaves three men dead in Columbus. The fatal shootings sending the city’s homicide total over 30 in the last nine months.

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      • Possible trial date set for man accused of killing, girlfriend, infant son in 2014

        Possible trial date set for man accused of killing, girlfriend, infant son in 2014

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:28:33 GMT
        (Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

        A possible trial date for Brandon Connor, who is accused of killing his girlfriend and infant son, has been set for either Jan. 22 or Jan. 29.

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        A possible trial date for Brandon Connor, who is accused of killing his girlfriend and infant son, has been set for either Jan. 22 or Jan. 29.

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      • Burnham Shoes to close in Columbus

        Burnham Shoes to close in Columbus

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:18:03 GMT
        (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

        Burnham Shoes, the home of happy feet, will soon close its doors in Columbus.

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        Burnham Shoes, the home of happy feet, will soon close its doors in Columbus.

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      • Pool safety tips after storms

        Pool safety tips after storms

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:02:48 GMT
        Pool safety tips after storms (wfxg)Pool safety tips after storms (wfxg)
        Irma is also impacting folks here in the CSRA. Since the storm there has been a major uptick on pool repair. According to Peachtree Pools and Spas they have received a lot calls about pools containing debris, bacteria, and chemicals that turn pools green. Service Manager Logan Phillips says this is common after hurricanes. And the best thing is to clean the pool immediately. "Put some type of extra sanitizer in there, hit it with a chlorine shock, and some type of algaecide. So t...More >>
        Irma is also impacting folks here in the CSRA. Since the storm there has been a major uptick on pool repair. According to Peachtree Pools and Spas they have received a lot calls about pools containing debris, bacteria, and chemicals that turn pools green. Service Manager Logan Phillips says this is common after hurricanes. And the best thing is to clean the pool immediately. "Put some type of extra sanitizer in there, hit it with a chlorine shock, and some type of algaecide. So t...More >>
      • Commissioners delay the decision again on renaming John C. Calhoun Expressway

        Commissioners delay the decision again on renaming John C. Calhoun Expressway

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:02:40 GMT
        John C. Calhoun name change debate (WFXG)John C. Calhoun name change debate (WFXG)
        Augusta Commissioners planned on discussing renaming the John C. Calhoun Expressway today. But for the 2ND straight meeting, it has been pushed back Commissioners say the reason the item was pushed back for another 2 weeks, because the meeting went over 3 hours and they were tired. The renaming of the expressway has been a controversial topic. Calhoun was known as someone who supported slavery in the 1800s.Some people say history should be left alone, one Commissioner doesn't think s...More >>
        Augusta Commissioners planned on discussing renaming the John C. Calhoun Expressway today. But for the 2ND straight meeting, it has been pushed back Commissioners say the reason the item was pushed back for another 2 weeks, because the meeting went over 3 hours and they were tired. The renaming of the expressway has been a controversial topic. Calhoun was known as someone who supported slavery in the 1800s.Some people say history should be left alone, one Commissioner doesn't think s...More >>
      • America’s Second Harvest holds Hands of Hope Pack-A-Thon

        America’s Second Harvest holds Hands of Hope Pack-A-Thon

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:55:23 GMT
        (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

        The Hands of Hope Pack-A-Thon was held on Tuesday.

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        The Hands of Hope Pack-A-Thon was held on Tuesday.

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      • List of events for Columbus Cure Diabetes Week

        List of events for Columbus Cure Diabetes Week

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:42:02 GMT
        (Source: Columbus Cure Diabetes Week)(Source: Columbus Cure Diabetes Week)

        Columbus Cure Diabetes Week will begin Sept. 24 and we have a list of events going on in the Chattahoochee Valley.

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        Columbus Cure Diabetes Week will begin Sept. 24 and we have a list of events going on in the Chattahoochee Valley.

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      • 165th Airlift Wing suspends support flights to Puerto Rico

        165th Airlift Wing suspends support flights to Puerto Rico

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:40:53 GMT
        (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

        Major Hurricane Maria is causing enough concern for evacuation efforts out of Puerto Rico that the 165th Airlift Wing is holding off on sending two cargo planes to the U.S. territory.

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        Major Hurricane Maria is causing enough concern for evacuation efforts out of Puerto Rico that the 165th Airlift Wing is holding off on sending two cargo planes to the U.S. territory.

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      • TEAM OF THE WEEK (9/19/17): Indians ride defense to win over Clinch

        TEAM OF THE WEEK (9/19/17): Indians ride defense to win over Clinch

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:36:05 GMT
        Irwin defeated Clinch 217 (Source: WALB)Irwin defeated Clinch 217 (Source: WALB)

        The only team to hold Clinch county's offense to under 10 points in the past three seasons was Macon County in last year's state championship. Irwin County changed that, and that's why they're the WALB team of the week.

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        The only team to hold Clinch county's offense to under 10 points in the past three seasons was Macon County in last year's state championship. Irwin County changed that, and that's why they're the WALB team of the week.

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      • Protestors hold rally on Perimeter Parkway in support of DACA

        Protestors hold rally on Perimeter Parkway in support of DACA

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:34:51 GMT

        Some Augusta residents are not happy about Republican Congressman Rick Allen’s support for the removal of DACA, an immigration program brought into the US to allow minors to temporarily live, study, and work in America.

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        Some Augusta residents are not happy about Republican Congressman Rick Allen’s support for the removal of DACA, an immigration program brought into the US to allow minors to temporarily live, study, and work in America.

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      • Lowndes Co. adjusts burning ordinance to allow cleanup after Irma

        Lowndes Co. adjusts burning ordinance to allow cleanup after Irma

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:00:47 GMT
        Lowndes County officials have amended the burn ordinance to help with storm debris. (Source: WALB)Lowndes County officials have amended the burn ordinance to help with storm debris. (Source: WALB)

        The debris removal process has been quite difficult in Lowndes County after Tropical Storm Irma. 

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        The debris removal process has been quite difficult in Lowndes County after Tropical Storm Irma. 

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      • VSU clinic offers free therapy sessions

        VSU clinic offers free therapy sessions

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:54:13 GMT
        Folks in Valdosta can now receive free therapy provided by VSU grad students. (Source: WALB)Folks in Valdosta can now receive free therapy provided by VSU grad students. (Source: WALB)

        The Valdosta community will now be able to take advantage of free services provided by grad students at Valdosta State University.

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        The Valdosta community will now be able to take advantage of free services provided by grad students at Valdosta State University.

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      • Review of Valdosta curfew ordinance rescheduled for October

        Review of Valdosta curfew ordinance rescheduled for October

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:51:53 GMT
        Originally, a review of the curfew ordinance in Valdosta was set for September 7, that has now been pushed to a later date. (Source: WALB)Originally, a review of the curfew ordinance in Valdosta was set for September 7, that has now been pushed to a later date. (Source: WALB)

        The Valdosta City Council has rescheduled a review for proposed changes to the city's teen curfew ordinance.

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        The Valdosta City Council has rescheduled a review for proposed changes to the city's teen curfew ordinance.

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      • Valdosta officer ticketed after early morning wreck

        Valdosta officer ticketed after early morning wreck

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:48:50 GMT
        A Valdosta officer was cited after a wreck when he was responding to a call. (Source: WALB)A Valdosta officer was cited after a wreck when he was responding to a call. (Source: WALB)

        A Valdosta police officer was involved in a traffic accident while responding to a burglary in progress call early Tuesday morning.

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        A Valdosta police officer was involved in a traffic accident while responding to a burglary in progress call early Tuesday morning.

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      • UPDATE: Suspect identified in Big Oak Park shooting

        UPDATE: Suspect identified in Big Oak Park shooting

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:38:54 GMT
        Tyedon Dana Burton (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Tyedon Dana Burton (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

        The suspect in Sunday's deadly shooting on Lake Forest Drive in Augusta. Twenty-five-year-old Tyedon Dana Burton is being sought on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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        The suspect in Sunday's deadly shooting on Lake Forest Drive in Augusta. Twenty-five-year-old Tyedon Dana Burton is being sought on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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      • Latest Savannah shooting has ties to July 4 City Market chaos

        Latest Savannah shooting has ties to July 4 City Market chaos

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:30:54 GMT
        (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

        Savannah's most recent homicide has ties to the July 4th City Market shooting and chase. 

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        Savannah's most recent homicide has ties to the July 4th City Market shooting and chase. 

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      • School bus, car crash on Lynch Road in Columbus

        School bus, car crash on Lynch Road in Columbus

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:18:02 GMT
        (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

        The accident happened on Lynch Road, near Jackson Road Tuesday afternoon.

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        The accident happened on Lynch Road, near Jackson Road Tuesday afternoon.

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      • GEMA teams expected in Albany Thursday

        GEMA teams expected in Albany Thursday

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:52:06 GMT
        This home on Martha Street in East Albany was damaged during Irma. (Source: WALB)This home on Martha Street in East Albany was damaged during Irma. (Source: WALB)

        Teams from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency will be in Albany Thursday, helping assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irma. 

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        Teams from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency will be in Albany Thursday, helping assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irma. 

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      • Thomasville kicks off fall comprehensive plan events

        Thomasville kicks off fall comprehensive plan events

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:50:06 GMT
        This week, Thomasville leaders are calling on residents to attend workshops and meetings, to voice their opinions on future projects within the city. (Source: WALB)This week, Thomasville leaders are calling on residents to attend workshops and meetings, to voice their opinions on future projects within the city. (Source: WALB)

        This week, Thomasville leaders are calling on residents to attend workshops and meetings, to voice their opinions on future projects within the city. 

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        This week, Thomasville leaders are calling on residents to attend workshops and meetings, to voice their opinions on future projects within the city. 

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      • Environmental control continues to fight mosquitoes

        Environmental control continues to fight mosquitoes

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:39:24 GMT
        Crews aim to get out five nights a week to spray different areas of the county. (Source: WALB)Crews aim to get out five nights a week to spray different areas of the county. (Source: WALB)

        Despite the rain tropical storm Irma left behind, Dougherty County Public works officials said mosquitoes have not become an increased nuisance. For the most part, they said this season has been up and down.  

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        Despite the rain tropical storm Irma left behind, Dougherty County Public works officials said mosquitoes have not become an increased nuisance. For the most part, they said this season has been up and down.  

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      • GA Governor candidate Michael Williams visits Thomasville

        GA Governor candidate Michael Williams visits Thomasville

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:37:51 GMT
        Georgia candidate for Governor, Michael Williams, visited Thomasville, speaking to residents about several key issues. (Source: WALB)Georgia candidate for Governor, Michael Williams, visited Thomasville, speaking to residents about several key issues. (Source: WALB)

        Georgia candidate for Governor, Michael Williams, visited Thomasville, speaking to residents about several key issues.

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        Georgia candidate for Governor, Michael Williams, visited Thomasville, speaking to residents about several key issues.

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      • Catastrophe Claims Village being held in Glynn County

        Catastrophe Claims Village being held in Glynn County

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:32:28 GMT
        (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

        The Georgia Department of Insurance is hosting a Catastrophe Claims Village in Glynn County on Tuesday to help those with insurance questions and claims resulting from Hurricane Irma. 

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        The Georgia Department of Insurance is hosting a Catastrophe Claims Village in Glynn County on Tuesday to help those with insurance questions and claims resulting from Hurricane Irma. 

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      • Southwest Georgia ShowCAES expects 200 potential students, families

        Southwest Georgia ShowCAES expects 200 potential students, families

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:29:56 GMT
        UGA Tifton Conference Center (Source: WALB)UGA Tifton Conference Center (Source: WALB)

        On Tuesday night more than 200 students and parents are learning more about UGA Tifton. UGA Tifton admissions is hosting its annual Southwest Georgia ShowCAES at its conference center.

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        On Tuesday night more than 200 students and parents are learning more about UGA Tifton. UGA Tifton admissions is hosting its annual Southwest Georgia ShowCAES at its conference center.

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      • UGA Tifton celebrates National Teach Agriculture Day

        UGA Tifton celebrates National Teach Agriculture Day

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:28:19 GMT
        Students network over lunch. (Source: WALB)Students network over lunch. (Source: WALB)

        UGA Tifton celebrated National Teach Agriculture Day today by hosting a picnic lunch on Tuesday. Students, faculty and staff who are agricultural majors or educators from both UGA Tifton and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ate lunch on the lawn at UGA Tifton.

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        UGA Tifton celebrated National Teach Agriculture Day today by hosting a picnic lunch on Tuesday. Students, faculty and staff who are agricultural majors or educators from both UGA Tifton and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ate lunch on the lawn at UGA Tifton.

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      • Pre-K students learn fire safety

        Pre-K students learn fire safety

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:19:28 GMT
        Firefighters demonstrate how to put on all gear they wear (Source: WALB)Firefighters demonstrate how to put on all gear they wear (Source: WALB)

        Tifton firefighters are teaching Tift County Pre-K students how to prepare in case of a fire emergency. About 80 Tift County Pre-K students, joined by teachers and some parents learned about fire safety from the Tifton Fire Department. 

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        Tifton firefighters are teaching Tift County Pre-K students how to prepare in case of a fire emergency. About 80 Tift County Pre-K students, joined by teachers and some parents learned about fire safety from the Tifton Fire Department. 

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      • Lee Co. medical center faces more opposition

        Lee Co. medical center faces more opposition

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:17:24 GMT
        The proposed Lee Co. Hospital (Source: Freese Johnson)The proposed Lee Co. Hospital (Source: Freese Johnson)

        The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals and Colquitt Regional Medical Center have both officially filed notices of opposition for the proposed Lee County Medical Center.

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        The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals and Colquitt Regional Medical Center have both officially filed notices of opposition for the proposed Lee County Medical Center.

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      • BOLO issued for Henry County teen

        BOLO issued for Henry County teen

        Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:35:09 GMT
        Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:08:29 GMT
        Chloe Attaway | Source: Henry County Police DepartmentChloe Attaway | Source: Henry County Police Department

        Chloe Attaway was last seen September 18 around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Greenview Drive in McDonough. 

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        Chloe Attaway was last seen September 18 around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Greenview Drive in McDonough. 

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