Health department in Columbus area runs out of test supplies
The state health district charged with covering a 16-county area surrounding Columbus will not receive coronavirus test collection kits Friday after running out Thursday. Pamela Kirkland, spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s West Central Health District, told the Ledger-Enquirer the department would not receive the supplies it thought... Read more
St. Francis Hospital names new CEO
St. Francis Hospital has named a new chief executive officer. Melody Trimble has been named the hospital’s new CEO, effective Feb. 10, according to a company news release. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Columbus lawsuit over classroom incident moving to mediation
The $25 million lawsuit resulting from a classroom confrontation between a Columbus teen and a contracted behavior specialist has been ordered into mediation. Montravious Thomas, then 13, had his right leg amputated below the knee after Bryant Mosley allegedly “body-slammed” him five times during the physical alternation Sept. 12, 2016, in an... Read more
Your life expectancy in Columbus depends on where you live
Your life expectancy differs by nearly two decades depending on where you live in Columbus, according to recently released federal data analyzed by the Ledger-Enquirer. Life expectancy is generally higher in northern and eastern portions of Muscogee County, while southern portions of Columbus have the lowest life expectancy values. Read... Read more
ICE detainees at Georgia center file federal complaint
A group of men held in a Georgia detention center by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have filed a complaint alleging the facility’s staff members abused them and violated their human rights. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more

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