• Track-or-Treat goes virtual this year

    Track-or-Treat goes virtual this year

    For the first time ever, participants in the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation’s Annual Track or Treat 5K Run can join in the fun from anywhere.  Traditionally, the event is held at the Phenix City Amphitheatre.  This year, participants get to choose their course, because it is a virtual event in which they can complete

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  • Review: Live-action ‘Mulan’ is gorgeous but short on magic

    Review: Live-action ‘Mulan’ is gorgeous but short on magic

    Out of all of Disney’s animated films, “ Mulan ” was the one that made the most sense as a live-action remake. Not that there haven’t been good and charming live-action remakes over the past decade — Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” being at the top of the pack — but with most of them no matter how expensive

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  • ‘The Inheritance’ to be released next year

    ‘The Inheritance’ to be released next year

    A Phenix City native living on the west coast is bringing the film industry to the area.  Meredith Riley Stewart, daughter of the late Mary Jane Riley, recently finished working on a movie that was filmed in Columbus. Stewart played a lead in the movie, was a producer, and helped get the movie to the

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  • Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs’ streak continues

    Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs’ streak continues

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards, including her first entertainer of the year nomination in five years. The CMAs announced Tuesday that Lambert earned seven nominations. The Grammy winner was pushed by the success of

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  • Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020

    Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant. Rep. John Lewis. And now, Chadwick Boseman. So far, 2020 has been marred with bad news and tragedy with the deaths of several popular Black icons including Bryant, Lewis and recently Boseman, who died Friday. All three were viewed as leaders in their respective fields of sports, politics and

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  • John Lennon’s killer denied parole for an 11th time

    John Lennon’s killer denied parole for an 11th time

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980 was denied parole for an 11th time, state corrections officials said Wednesday. Mark David Chapman was denied after being interviewed by a parole board Aug. 19, according to corrections officials. Chapman, 65, is serving a 20-years-to-life sentence at

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