GUEST SEGMENT: Faith Worship Center in Columbus hosting resource fair to help job seekers

A community resource fair will be held Saturday at Faith Worship Center in Columbus. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Fifth annual Muscogee Co. Sheriff’s Easter Egg Roll

  Public meetings underway in Columbus to discuss horse and buggy ordinance

  LIST: Easter events in the Chattahoochee Valley

  Chattahoochee Valley events postponed and rescheduled ahead of possible severe weather

  Residents of Farrfield Manor Senior Apartments in Columbus celebrates 55 years of Retirement Housing Foundation

  Dragonfly Oasis Soaps celebrates grand opening in Buena Vista

Continued Coverage

  City of Columbus continues yard waste collection

UPDATE: Paddle South shortened to one day Uptown Columbus over weather concerns

  Update given on storm debris cleanup in Lee County

  House of Heroes partners with Cascade Hills Church to repair home of veteran’s wife

  Fort Benning gearing up for second annual Infantry Week

  People across the Chattahoochee Valley attend annual Revival on the River

  Community remembers CSU employee killed in accident on 11th St. and Broadway

Crosspointe Church on Airport Thruway held a vigil in honor of William Feeney, whom they affectionately called, “WD.”

  Fuller Center and EAMC partner to bring 9 new homes to Beauregard

Organizations in East Alabama are helping families impacted by recent tornadoes by building new homes.

  WoodmenLife serves lunch to first responders and community members in Smiths Station

Chapter volunteers and local WoodmenLife sales representatives smoked Boston butt and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for first responders and the public.

Jewish Ladies Aid Society to host Deli Day fundraiser in Columbus

Deli Day will be held Thursday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Israel, located at 1617 Wildwood Avenue.

  UPDATE: Ft. Benning field day for kids with special needs cancelled

Sexual Assault Support Center in Columbus presented with proclamation from mayor

  EAMC updates the public on program to rebuild Lee County following tornado damage

  GUEST SEGMENT: Thousands in the Chattahoochee Valley to gather for Revival on the River

  Family of man killed while riding bicycle in Columbus raising awareness of bicycle safety

  Auburn community already preparing for final four game

  Columbus families continue search for missing loved ones

It is every parent’s worst fear… their child going missing. Unfortunately, there are several people from Columbus who have been missing for years.

City of Columbus hosting career expo for Metra Transit System and Public Works positions

The expo will include positions for the Metra Transit System and Public Works.

  27 years later: Columbus celebrates completion of Riverwalk

This 22-mile project was begun in 1992 and is a popular venue for biking, jogging and walking, and enjoying the beautiful views.

  Kruising for Korbin; 3-year-old with terminal brain cancer is beating all the odds

3-year-old Korbin Atchley has been diagnosed with fatal brain cancer but he continues to shock doctors as he fights past all of their projections and lives his life to the fullest.

  March in Columbus to advance search efforts for missing people

The March of the Missing takes place at 11 a.m. and will begin at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Talbotton Road.

  ‘Let’s Talk Columbus’' forum kicks off at the Liberty Theatre

The purpose of the forum is to provide a current status of the city, as well as give an opportunity for citizens to come together and discuss Columbus with the mayor.

Columbus celebrating first Waitrversary with party in Uptown

In February, food delivery app Waitr celebrated being in Columbus for a whole year, but now they are throwing a party to officially commemorate their birthday.

  Simple Greek restaurant in Columbus to open a second location

The restaurant will be opening a second location in the old LV Bar and Grill off Kitten Lake Drive in Midland.

  United Way partners with Open Door Community House for annual spring break alternative in Columbus

The event gives United Way youth volunteers the opportunity to work with children who are in the after school program at the Open Door.

  Ellerslie fire chief warns of brush fire risk with tornado debris

Residents are still clearing debris after tornadoes struck earlier this month. Burning the debris is an option, but it comes with risks.

  Resource fair held for residents at Elizabeth Canty Homes in Columbus

The fair gave the opportunity for residents to learn about various community service agencies.

City of Columbus extends suspension of Tree for Fee service following recent storms

The City of Columbus is extending the suspension of the Tree for Fee service to allow more time to clear debris from recent storms.

  City of LaGrange, Troup County Sheriff’s Office host Criminal Record Restriction Day

The purpose of the event is to remove barriers so that eligible citizens may obtain meaningful employment or a clean slate.

  Lumpkin City Council gives update on police force after 6 of 7 officers resign

Six out of seven officers resigned as a show of solidarity for the city’s police chief who was recently fired.

  Volunteers from Publix Supermarkets serve hot meals to the Beauregard, AL community

On Wednesday, March 20, Publix associates grilled and served hot meals to the Beauregard, Alabama community. The volunteers set up at the corner of Lee Road 51 and Lee Road 38.

  Exchange Club of Columbus hosts Pancake Jamboree

Proceeds from the event go to support the Exchange Club’s programs. including Americanism, community service, and child abuse prevention.

  Opelika plans to build a new roundabout intersection

The city council recently approved a resolution to build a new roundabout at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Society Hill Road.

  Opelika Church hosts first responders appreciation brunch

Organizers say this year’s brunch was extra important following the devastating series of tornadoes and all the work first responders did to help their community in need.

  Town workshop to be held for tornado survivors in Smiths Station

The workshop will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 at Smiths Station Baptist Church.

JR Davis Elementary hosts annual Career Day

WTVM’s Tony Sloan and Denise Moseley even joined in on the fun and gave students an idea of what it’s like to work in the news media industry.

  Columbus community members updated on animal welfare during public meeting

The Animal Control Division of the Public Works Department discussed the Save-A-Pet Program, animal control processes, and volunteer opportunities.

  Lee County EMA holds town workshop for East AL tornado survivors

The meeting took place at Pierce Chapel Church in Opelika. Representatives from Lee County EMA, FEMA, SBA, Red Cross, and the local government were present to answer questions.

  Groundbreaking celebration held for new elderly housing community in Columbus

Highland Terrace, located on 38th Street, will have an on-site medical facility, a grocer with locally grown products, community garden, and more.

  Lee County tornado survivor still processing the loss of multiple family members

Tiffany Robinson lost her parents, cousin, and six other family members on her dad’s side of the family.

  Exchange Club of Columbus hosting annual Pancake Jamboree

Pancake lovers are in for a treat when the Exchange Club of Columbus’ Pancake Jamboree.

  New running, biking trails to be constructed along Standing Boy Creek in Columbus

The project is being led by Blake Melton. Melton is helping to raise $1.75 million for trails covering 25 miles. So far, $700,000 has been donated.

Feeding the Valley Outrun Hunger 5K returns to the Chattahoochee Valley

Serious runners and those who run for fun can run together in the name of a good cause.

  ‘No Shame Theater’ summit to be held after controversial show at Columbus’ Springer Opera House

A summit will be held Saturday to help people to better understand The Springer Opera House’s No Shame Theater, an uncensored evening of original performances.

  Lee County EMA says not to wait for federal funding to build storm shelters

Before the most recent tornadoes, there was a list of about 150 Lee County families who were hoping to get storm shelters partially paid for by FEMA. Now, that list is in the thousands.

  Springer Opera House in Columbus facing backlash after uncensored No Shame Theatre

The Springer Opera House is facing backlash after an inflammatory comedy event over the weekend made some attendees so upset they walked out.

  Georgia DBHDD to hold conference supporting veterans mental health in Columbus

Leaders say the three day event focuses on teaching, listening, and celebrating the service and recovery of Georgia veterans and their families.

  Columbus celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day!

Popular Uptown pub, Scruffy Murphy’s, helped to celebrate the holiday by decorating Uptown green and serving traditional Irish food and drinks.

  State and local officials warn of home repair fraud after tornado

With FEMA estimating over 600 homes destroyed or damaged in Lee County, there are hundreds of families who have to file insurance claims and hire contractors and officials say this can leave them to vulnerable to scams

  Phenix City Barbershop to offer free haircuts to first responders

The special offer is available for all local law enforcement, fire and EMS, as a thank you for their service.

  Carver High School basketball teams celebrate state championship wins

The Carver High girls and boys teams won the state championship Friday, March 9 in Macon, Georgia.

  “She touched so many lives," family remembers tornado victim Vicki Braswell

Three nieces of Vicki Braswell, a victim of the deadly tornado that hit Beauregard on Mar. 3, remember her as supportive and encouraging.

  Several gather for community prayer service at Beauregard church

People prayed for the family members of those who died and for the ones whose homes were destroyed in the tornado.

  Lee Co. EMA says people should have multiple ways to receive weather alerts

Some residents in Beauregard said they hear sirens before tornadoes struck 10 days ago. There are others who said they heard nothing. Lee County EMA officials said people shouldn’t depend solely on these sirens.

  Columbus church and moving company continue efforts to collect items for tornado victims

The Verge Church and All My Sons Moving and Storage filled a tractor-trailer truck with much-needed items during their Fill the Truck event.

  Celebration of Life Memorial Tribute held in remembrance of Columbus public servants

Attendees remembered and paid tribute to those who served the community.

  FEMA assistance still available to tornado survivors

Though almost 10 days have passed since the deadly tornado, it’s not too late to seek help. In fact, FEMA officials are encouraging it.

  Grand opening and ribbon cutting held for The Rapids at Riverfront Place in Columbus

The Rapids at Riverfront Place presents the largest single real estate investment in the history of the W.C. Bradley Company.

Opelika church holding community prayer service for devastated Lee Co.

A church in Opelika is bringing the community together by hosting a prayer service this Wednesday, Mar. 13.

  Families of tornado victims come together for ‘Night of Hope’ to remember loved ones

Efforts continue to help heal a hurting community in Beauregard. Monday night, residents in the town came together for a vigil at Beauregard High School.

  Facebook group created to reunite Beauregard tornado survivors with personal items

A Facebook group is matching tornado survivors with personal belongings like pictures, pillows and even pets.

Ft. Mitchell heading back in time with Pioneer Day, quilt show

Fort Mitchell is taking a step back to a time long ago this April as they host their annual Pioneer Day.

Empty Bowl Brunch raising money to feed children across the Chattahoochee Valley

An annual fundraiser that aims to raise money for different programs with Feeding the Valley Food Bank is back to help provide resources to people in the Valley.

Grand opening and ribbon cutting held for new ALDI grocery store in Opelika

The store is located at 2400 Frederick Road.

New Hampton Inn hotel coming to Uptown Columbus

Hilton has partnered with Columbus property management company Valley Hospitality Services to build a Hampton Inn at the corner of Broadway and 12th Street.

  Blood donations need to help to tornado victims in GA, East AL

LifeSouth and the American Red Cross are asking for blood donations.

  New handmade cross memorial in Beauregard comforts those who knew tornado victims

Greg Zanis, the creator and founder of Crosses for Losses, drove over 800 miles from Aurora, Illinois. He’s made tens of thousands of crosses since he began this back in 1996.

Goodwill hosting multi-employer job fair in Opelika

The job fair will take place at the Goodwill Career Center located at 3740 Pepperell Parkway from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST.

Several Lee County schools hosting benefit concert to raise funds for tornado victims

Multiple schools across Lee County are coming together in an effort to raise funds for those affected by tornadoes in their community.

Vigil for Lee County tornado victims rescheduled

A vigil to remember the lives of 23 people lost in Lee County when tornadoes struck the area has been rescheduled.

City of Columbus suspends Tree for Fee after widespread tornado damage

Citizens with downed trees can place the trees and debris on the curb without charge through April 4.

  Local students participate in 2nd Annual Special Olympics DASH Games

This event allows middle schools to participate in Special Olympic type games and activities in order to raise awareness for different special needs activities in our community

Columbus ministry hosting ‘Poets, Painters and Storytellers’ to help family adopt

A Columbus ministry is hosting a night of fun all in the name of helping a local family adopt a child.

  Fort Service Learning Academy honors Columbus community members in celebration of Black History Month

News Leader 9 Barbara Gauthier was among the honorees.