Hospital planned for Columbus would focus on physical rehab services
A new hospital is being planned for Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley to fill what statistics show to be a critical gap in physical rehabilitation services. Piedmont Healthcare of Atlanta and Encompass Health (previously named HealthSouth) of Birmingham have formed a joint venture called Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus, a limited liability corporation. Read... Read more
Muscogee students returning to class with phased-in approach
Columbus public schools won’t reopen for classes after Christmas break on the same date, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. “Based on current data and advice from the local medical community and public health agencies, Muscogee County School District students will return for the spring semester using a phased-in... Read more
COVID protocols cancel Georgia-Vanderbilt game
For the second time in two weeks, Georgia’s home game against Vanderbilt is called off. A report by Yahoo’s Pete Thamel said the game is canceled as of 5 p.m. on Monday. Vanderbilt hasn’t met the minimum number of players for either scheduled game with the Bulldogs. The SEC... Read more
When COVID brings despair, Columbus hospital chaplains share hope
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, as the lead chaplains at their Columbus hospitals, Pat Ingram and the Rev. Marlon Scott already felt their teams played vital roles in the lives of patients, families and staff. But the coronavirus has made their services more critical to healthcare because they often are... Read more
Columbus mayor reinstitutes mask mandate due to virus spread
Face masks are once again required in public in Columbus. Columbus’ mask mandate will be reinstated effective Friday, November 20, Mayor Skip Henderson announced Thursday in a press release. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more

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