CategoryInterview

Sunday Q&A: Dominick Perkins

S

Georgia Political Director for Biden/Harris 2020 Campaign Were you surprised that Joe Biden won Georgia? “No. We had a tremendous campaign with volunteers giving up their time and driving all over the state to encourage voter turnout. This was positive and important work for the [Democratic] Party. Plus all the voter registration efforts of Stacey Abrams and the Fair Fight organization...

At Peace with Place

A

Songwriter Julianna Money sings of her journey to find home on debut album, In the Valley. True to her troubadour nature, it wasn’t until Julianna Money set off in search of new horizons that she finally appreciated home.  She left the nest at age 18, heading to Athens to enroll at the University of Georgia upon graduating from Columbus HIgh School. Having earned a degree in Economics, she...

For Reel For Real

F

In a sense, Scott Phillips has been prepping for this role his whole life. The esteemed local film critic, recognized to most by his columns (The Local, Columbus & the Valley), WRBL series “The Screen Scene”—in addition to moderating Way Down FIlm Festival panels and serving as the Film Society’s president. Next, he’ll judge entries into the Pop Up Video Film Festival in November.  “I...

Office Space

O

Who could have imagined the seismic shift in the way we live, work, and play that occurred when Steve Jobs caught lightning in a bottle with a flash of LSD-induced genius and created the iPhone? Jobs is dead but his genius lives on. Today, iPhones shape global connection and commerce. One decade after his invention hit the market, one obvious impact of Job’s personal-freedom principle has been...

Sunday Q&A: Hunter Katich

S

What first attracted you to whitewater sports? I grew up canoeing with my dad [Kyle] from even before I could remember. We saw some freestyle kayakers doing it out on the Coosa in Wetumpka. It was us and a big group of people we would canoe with. Everybody said they were going to get into it. We bought kayaks on the way home but then we were the only ones that really got into it. It just stuck...

Ramble On

R

Joey Allcorn wondered if he “could live a normal life” three years ago when he moved into his grandparents’ house off River Road. An alt-country troubadour seasoned well past his 38 years, Allcorn made a big splash soon after graduating from Shaw by winning a regional talent contest. He spent 15 years traversing the South form show to show, back and forth to Nashville for studio sessions. “I...

Sunday Q&A with Aimee Copeland

S

Survivor’s “evolution” offers a road to resilience to Ft. Benning soldiers Wednesday afternoon Aimee Copeland was 24 years old in May 2012 when her zip-line snapped and changed her life. The Gwinnett County native severely injured her leg in the ensuing tumble into the Little Tallapoosa River. The river’s contaminated water entered through an open wound in her calf. While doctors fought to save...

Sunday Q & A

S

with Demetri Lopez University lecturer, logistics consultant for activism worldwide & “conscious lifestyle” entrepreneur How did Roots & Wings come to be? “I’ve dreamt of Roots & Wings and had it as a vision for probably 20 years. I left Phenix City in 1997 when I graduated high school and went to the Middle East to have a gap year that turned into a gap few years. This started my...

Sunday Q&A: Mayor Skip Henderson

S

Sworn in Jan. 7 to serve as the 70th mayor of Columbus, Georgia, Mayor B.H. “Skip” Henderson III sat down with with Electric City Life recently to share his thoughts on the best path forward for the Government Center, crime in the community as a problem of perception and reality, and how to stem the brain drain’s outgoing flow. What is the biggest challenge facing Columbus, Georgia right now? It...