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
Record number of new cases reported Saturday
The Georgia Department of Public Health reported nearly 140,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases Saturday, up a record 4,689 cases in a 24-hour period. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Columbus hospitals won’t release COVID patient numbers
Columbus physician Dr. Glenn Fussell said he felt like he had to make a public service announcement as west-central Georgia’s largest city was having a “run” of the novel coronavirus. It wasn’t just the result of more testing like he initially suspected. More infected patients were showing up in city... Read more
Nearly 1,000 new COVID cases in state in 24 hours
The Georgia Department of Public Health at 10:25 a.m. Friday confirmed 27,023 cases of COVID-19 in the state, up by 763 from the last update at 7 p.m. Thursday. Georgia reported 26,033 cases at noon Thursday. Over a nearly 24-hour period, Georgia reported 990 new cases. Read the full article:... Read more

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