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Caught Up: Crime Beat Writers Matter

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Veteran newsman Ben Wright proves prophetic in his “special treatment” prediction for a policeman in jail for murder. Vol. 7 of the “Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” series. Ben Wright jokes that his first day at the Ledger-Enquirer was on April Fool’s Day. A 1972 graduate of Harris County High School who went to college and began his career in...

Sunday Q&A: Sanna Moravek

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Founder / Executive Director, WILD (Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery)Programs Director, Chattahoochee River Conservancy What inspired your love for the outdoors?“My parents. I grew up in California, near South Lake Tahoe, on the edge of the El Dorado National Forest. We grew up camping, backpacking—I lived in the woods. We built forts, and picked flowers. So I had had a passion...

Caught Up: Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap

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Local minister and nonprofit executive tackles the tough problem of recidivism to teaching the tools of personal finance among those convicted across the Chattahoochee Valley. “Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 6 Electric City Life Editor Frank Etheridge interview with Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap. 9.18.2019 Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap of the PRF InstituteCheck in with us...

Caught Up: Jed Tuiolosega’s Purpose-Driven Push to Lift Up Convicted Children

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Local YMCA child-care director stepped up this year to serve as the Board/Chairman of the combined Aron Cohn Regional / Muscogee Youth Detention facilities in northeast Columbus housing local kids caught up in the juvenile justice system. “Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” series Vol. 5 Jed Tuiolosega (aka Coach T) Sept. 2019 ECL Editor Frank Etheridge interview with Jed...

Caught Up: Seth Brown, Director, Mayor’s Office of Crime Prevention

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How politics, faith, and community connection share one man’s fight to keep his ‘finger in the dyke’ and cut off crime in Columbus at its root. “Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 5 Seth Brown in his “broom closet” office inside the city’s Annex building at 420 9th Street. “As you can see, all our office’s...

Sunday Q&A: Chef Morten Wulff

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How did you end up in Columbus, Georgia? “Ran out of gas. [laughs] No, I came here in 1992; Peter Lambert was the general manager of the [Chattahoochee] River Club,  and he brought me here. I had worked with him in Palm Beach, Florida. I was back in Copenhagen when he called me and asked me if I wanted to work at the River Club. That’s how I ended up in Columbus.  I was about trying to...

“Tremendously Brave”

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Local film-industry executive wins $1.2 million gender-discrimination lawsuit against Carmike Cinemas in landmark legal ruling. A jury in U.S. District Court in Columbus on Wednesday awarded a former Carmike Cinemas employee a statement-making victory in her Title VII wage-discrimination claim against the company where she worked for 18 years. Columbus resident and Fall Line Entertainment founder...

Sunday Q&A: John Greenman

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President & Publisher, Ledger-Enquirer, 1995-2004; Professor and Carter Chair in Journalism emeritus, Henry Grady School, University of Georgia Greenman presents “How to Survive as a Writer in the 21st Century” Masters Class at Columbus Writers Guild Conference on Saturday, Sept. 21 How does a writer survive in the 21st century? “The point I’m going to make, which is on the...

Sunday Q&A: Rachael Nicole White

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Better known as Smiley: Co-founder of SPARK Art—the creative force behind Columbus, Georgia Rocks sensation and Phenix City ArtPark New public park celebrates Grand Opening Saturday, Sept. 14 Why did Columbus, Georgia Rocks become such a fun phenomenon?  “I feel like it became such a big success because it let everyone, whether they are artistic or not, get involved. It was more about...