Annual Veterans Day Parade recognizes Fort Benning's 100th year anniversary

With flags in hand and many huddled under blankets, hundreds lined the streets of downtown Columbus and Phenix City on Saturday for the 10th annual Veterans Day Parade that also marked another important time in history for the community. Veterans Day is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918, …

Columbus area high school football: 1 team wins first state playoff game in 44

The Columbus Blue Devils have won their first state playoff football game in 44 years. In the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA playoffs, the Region 1 third seed Blue Devils prevailed 35-32 Friday night at Salem, the Region 4 second seed. “It feels great,” said Columbus head coach Phil Marino. “For our kids …

Power play and Bobrovsky shine as Blue Jackets beat Capitals

The Columbus Blue Jackets are finally starting to feel confident on the power play, and that could be dangerous for the rest of the NHL. Columbus’ league-worst power play scored twice and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Friday night. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored …

The Latest: GOP Rep. Marshall re-elected in western Kansas

The Latest on the midterm election in Kansas (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Republican novice Steve Watkins has won a congressional race in eastern Kansas that Democrats had hoped to flip to their column. Watkins defeated Democrat Paul Davis in Tuesday’s election in the 2nd District. Watkins will replace retiring five-term GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins. …

The Latest: Democratic US Rep. Pingree wins re-election

The Latest on Maine’s elections (all times local): 1:05 a.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden are locked in a tight race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, increasing the likelihood of additional tabulations in the first use of ranked-choice voting in a U.S. House race. Neither Poliquin nor Golden was closing in …

Marching band sousaphones spell out racial slur during Friday night football game

A Georgia principal apologized after members of a high school marching band spelled out a racial slur with their instruments at a Friday night football game in Gwinnett County, CBS 46 reported. “We are a very inclusive community and we care about all of our students. We are concerned that this situation occurred and are …