City of Columbus releases government holiday schedule

Expect schedule changes to local government, waste management, bus systems, and more.

  Columbus Ice Rink releases public skating hours during the holidays

LIST: Christmas events in the Chattahoochee Valley

AL plans Lighting ceremony for state Christmas tree

Central High School football is headed to the State Championship- plan on closed road, altered school times

TV holiday joy means ‘Wonderful Life,’ Reba, romance, Santa

Students in the Chattahoochee valley attend College Test Prep Boot Camp

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  Opelika Cancels Christmas parade due to weather threats

Cirque Italia water circus comes to Columbus

Columbus organization holding HIV/AIDS awareness walk

Fort Benning invites “special surprise visitor” to Christmas tree lighting

Santa Claus coming to Columbus for breakfast at Trade Center

Columbus Parks and Rec holding holiday pottery sale

LaGrange prepares for Christmas parade and celebrations

Bobby Carmichael, former Director of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority (DLDA), will serve as the Grand Marshal for "Miracle on Main Street" parade

Water circus coming to Peachtree Mall in Columbus

The Fountain City is temporarily getting a fun, new fountain as a water circus makes its way to the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Digital Deals: Here’s a list of brands offering sales for Cyber Monday

Target, Walmart, Amazon and more- Plenty of retailers have big online bargains for Cyber Monday

Family Theater to open new holiday musical: Madeline’s Christmas

The family friendly production is based on the popular books by Ludwig Bemelmans and stars many talented young girls from the Tri-city area

  Shop Small: Celebrate Small Business Saturday at these local Columbus spots

Columbus restaurant gives out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to the community

Smiths Station veterans home celebrates Thanksgiving with community event

The Big Gobble helping feed hundreds of families for Thanksgiving

LIST: Black Friday openings in the Chattahoochee Valley

24-hour radiothon underway at Davis Broadcasting in Columbus

  GUEST SEGMENT: Davis Broadcasting hosting 32nd annual 24-hour Radiothon

Davis Broadcasting, Inc. in Columbus is gearing up for their 24-hour Radiothon for the 32nd year in a row.

Downtown Opelika decks the halls for Christmas

Are you feeling the Christmas spirit before Thanksgiving? Downtown Opelika sure is.

Columbus ranked among the best places to retire

According to a new report from, Columbus has been named the ninth best place in the U.S. to retire.

LIST: Thanksgiving events around the Chattahoochee Valley

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but for some people in the Chattahoochee Valley, this may not be a holiday they get to spend alongside their families.

Organizations partner for health and resource fair in Columbus

Amerigroup and the Lambda Iota chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. hosted the fair at the Columbus Public Library.

Dinglewood Pharmacy still scrambling hot dogs after 100 years

Tuesday, Nov. 13 marks 100 years since Dinglewood Pharmacy went into business.

City of LaGrange hosts training to help end animal cruelty and dog fighting

The session, run by the Atlanta Humane Society, was attended by law enforcement and animal services from across the state

GA mom says ‘our world needs more people’ like stranger who helped with daughter’s hair

A Columbus mother was struggling with effectively styling her adopted daughter’s hair when someone she had never met before came to her rescue.

Thousands gather for 9th Annual Food Truck Festival

The chilly weather outside did not stop thousands of people from having a good time at the annual food truck festival at Woodruff Farm Park.

Chattahoochee Valley celebrates vets with Veterans Day Parade

As Veterans Day approaches, the Chattahoochee Valley wants to honor area veterans and their service and sacrifice for our country.

Veterans Day closures in the Chattahoochee Valley

Many local governments and businesses will observe the holiday on Monday

GUEST SEGMENT: Amerigroup and Omega Psi Phi host health and resource fair

Two Columbus organizations are working to together to provide the Chattahoochee Valley with a health and resource fair.

Fort Benning gearing up for Fox Sports live NFL show Sunday

The whole family can expect a fun-filled day celebrating veterans with some Sunday football and there’s no place better to do so than Fort Benning’s York Field.

Goodwill hosting major job fair for past and present military

If you are a veteran or currently serving in the military and need help finding a job, Goodwill has you covered!

Uptown Columbus announces Craft Beer Week, Beer and Wine Festival

Uptown Columbus is getting ready for their first-ever Craft Beer Week to lead into the Uptown Beer & Wine Festival.

Keeping kids safe: Local school districts warn of school bus dangers

With the sun setting earlier now schools warn drivers to be extra alert for children walking near bus stops

Share Your Thanks By Giving

We need your help this holiday season to restock our local food banks. You can make a difference by dropping off non-perishable food items at convenient local retailers.

City of LaGrange uncovers illegal dumping site

LaGrange works to clean up their community and stop illegal dumping

Happy National Redhead Day!

Celebrate your fiery locks

The best local deals for Veterans Day 2018

Thanking all military and veterans for their service

Gov. Deal announces GA’s business climate ranked number one

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that Georgia's business climate is ranked number one for the sixth straight year.

Valley Rescue Mission opens new women and children’s shelter

A grand opening ceremony was held for the new Valley Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Shelter.

Crowd gathers come together, tailgate for Fountain City Classic

It was a beautiful for day for people to spend together at the Fountain City Classic and take full advantage of the activities planned for the weekend.

River and Rail restaurant in Uptown Columbus closing its doors

Uptown Columbus will have one less restaurant when one shuts its doors a week from now.

Harris County School District announces Teacher of the Year

The Harris County School District has named their newest district-wide Teacher of the Year.

News Leader 9 at the Fountain City Classic parade

News Leader 9 will air the Fountain City Classic parade on Saturday, November 3.

GUEST SEGMENT: Overflo Outreach Ministries in Columbus hosting ’Bourgeoisie and Bow Ties' fundraising gala

Gerald and Catosha Riley of Overflo Outreach Ministries are presenting their 2nd annual Bourgeoisie and Bow Ties Community Awards Gala Friday at the Green Island Country Club in Columbus.

Early voting is ending soon and many have questions about voter eligibility

Early voting is ending soon and many have questions about voter eligibility

Beloved founder of Stewart Community Home in Columbus passes away

The Stewart Community Home is mourning the loss of their founder, Mrs. Sarah Stewart.

AL Piggly Wiggly employee rewarded with car after good deed

Anthony Starr was working at the Piggly Wiggly in Forestdale when he found a woman's purse with almost 300-dollars in it and immediately returned it. Wednesday he was rewarded with a car.

Babies in Piedmont Columbus Regional’s NICU show off Halloween costumes

Some of the smallest patients at Piedmont Columbus Regional showcased their costumes.

Columbus community enjoys trick-or-treating alternatives on Halloween

Several trick-or-treating alternatives were offered in the Columbus community on Halloween.

Oprah Winfrey to visit Atlanta for Stacey Abrams campaign

On Thursday, talk show host and global media pioneer Oprah Winfrey will join Stacey Abrams for two town hall conversations.

Roll to the Polls: Local organizations offer voter transportation

Local organizations offer free rides for voters

SLIDESHOW: It’s Halloween - Send us pictures of your costumes!

News Leader 9 is celebrating Halloween, and we want to see your costumes!

WTVM to air Georgia gubernatorial debate on Sunday

On Sunday, November 4 you can catch the candidates for Georgia governor faceoff in a debate.

SEGMENT: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters

While Halloween is right around the corner, the American Red Cross is offering tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities.

Piedmont Columbus Regional moving breast care center to the John B Amos Cancer Center

Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital moving into to Jon B Amos Cancer Center

Chattahoochee Valley pastors vie for trophy in ‘Great Preacher’s Laugh-Off’

In celebration of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 155th anniversary, they are hosting ‘The Great Preacher’s Laugh-Off.'

GUEST SEGMENT: Ark-in-the-Park trick-or-treating alternative

For the 19th year in a row, Ark-in-the-Park, a trick-or-treating alternative put on by Britt David Baptist Church in Columbus, is returning to the Chattahoochee Valley.

Enrichment Services Program to accept appointments for heating assistance Nov. 3

Enrichment Service Program, Inc. will be accepting appointment calls for heating assistance for residents in Muscogee County beginning Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.

News Leader 9 broadcasts live from ‘Ark in the Park’ event in Columbus

The trick-or-treating alternative takes place at Britt David Park.

Monday marks National Stroke Awareness Day - Here’s what you need to know

Its national stroke awareness month and health experts are reminding you of the risk, signs, and symptoms

Two LaGrange students attend Georgia Youth Council Symposium

Local teens attend the Georgia Youth Council Symposium.

South Georgia woman defeats breast cancer twice while caring for ill husband

Courageous and strong are just a couple words used to describe Gloria Sulkowski. She’s survived breast cancer not just once but twice. Her husband, who is fighting a battle of his own, doesn't know what she's faced.

Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office to host operation drug take-back day

Georgia law enforcement host Operation drug take-back

Columbus Aquatic Center re-opens after repairs

The Columbus Aquatic Center has re-opened after completing maintenance and repairs.

LaGrange Troup Humane Society and LaGrange Animal Services host a howling good time for ‘Howl-O-Ween’

Children and animals alike are invited to enjoy a morning of trick-or-treating at LaGrange Animal Services on Orchard Hill Rd.

MCSD’s 2018 SAT scores exceeds both state and national averages

The Muscogee County School District’s 2018 SAT results were recently released by the Georgia Department of Education.

MCSD honors middle school scholars for the REACH program

MCSD honors middle school students for REACH scholarship program

Phenix City couple engaged via billboard gets married

A happy ending comes for one Phenix City couple as they got married after a very public proposal.

MCSO holds fundraiser to buy Christmas gifts for kids

The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is going razor-free all November long.

LaGrange Police and other Troup County officers host active shooter training

LaGrange Police along with fire and EMS host active shooter training

Auburn to validate downtown parking for shoppers

Visitors in downtown Auburn can now park for free when shopping at select businesses.

Goodwill Southern Rivers to host ‘Hiring Heroes’ job fair event

Goodwill Southern Rivers, the Georgia Department of Labor and Work for Warriors Georgia will host a ‘Hiring Heroes’ job fair.

SLIDESHOW: Goodwill Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

News Leader 9 is hosting a Howl-O-ween Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Goodwill of the Southern Rivers.

MCSD Nutrition Program honored for farm-to-table initiatives

The Muscogee County School District’s Nutrition Program was honored with an award.

Chattahoochee Community Foundation hosts “On the Table” to discuss needs in the community

Chattahoochee valley community foundation host a day of conversation with "on the table"