Mercer’s new medical school in Columbus to help ‘underserved’
Local officials and state leaders, including Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, were in Columbus on Thursday to celebrate the ground breaking of the upcoming Mercer University School of Medicine Columbus Campus. The campus will be built on six acres west of First Avenue and north of... Read more
Troup County students, staff quarantined after exposure
Two students in the Troup County School System have tested positive for the coronavirus in the first week of the fall 2020 semester, the district announced Wednesday night. The infections mean 44 students and five employees who had direct contact with the infected students are in quarantine for 14 days.... Read more
Georgia reports more than 100 deaths for second straight day
This is the second straight day Georgia has reported more than 100 coronavirus-related deaths. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  Read more
Columbus area churches combine to feed hungry
A record number of churches partnered together this past weekend to feed hungry residents in the Chattahoochee Valley as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate food insecurity. Hundreds of boxes of food were given to those in need Saturday as part of a partnership between 14 churches in the Columbus... Read more
New Fort Benning commander takes aggressive approach to fighting COVID
Fort Benning’s new commander knows the Army can’t afford a COVID-19 outbreak at the post that trains 35% of the branch’s fighting force, so he’s mounting an aggressive defense against the spreading pandemic. Taking command Friday from Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, who’s now serving the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon, Maj.... Read more

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