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Green Rush: New Columbus Store another Step toward Cannabis as Commerce in Georgia

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The monthly gathering of Peachtree NORML at Mellow Mushroom Thursday night brought together a table for 15 that included an attorney, a political operative and a dude tribe-identified in tie-dye. Past guest speakers at the meeting have included Jose Guzman, an attorney with the city’s public defender office,  Libertarian Party candidate for Georgia governor Ted Metz and Dr. Eric Codner, a...

Fertile Soil? Columbus’ Entrepreneurial Eco-System

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Hosting her next-to-last “Let’s Talk” community-conversation series inside the Springer Opera House in March, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson was asked by a South Columbus resident what the city was going to do to bring back the banks and retailers where the elderly woman had long deposited and spent her money. Though blunt in stating such big-box operations won’t be coming back—not to South Columbus, not...

A Rock and a Hard Place: Stuck Way Down in the Stewart County

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When she reported for work each day at the Stewart County Detention Center, Latifa Craword recalls, “I didn’t know what to expect.” Hired as a case manager when the facility first opened in October 2006, Crawford was assigned to Level 4 detainees—”drug dealers, rapists, murderers, child molesters, and I didn’t feel safe. My working conditions were too “open” for a detention center.” Crawford then...

With a Little (Literacy) Help from Friends

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  To celebrate its recent installation of the Little Lending Library on its Riverfront campus, , Troy University is holding a book-drive now through Friday. This public donation campaign to fill up the cute new library just off Whitewater Way wraps up with another celebration: the grand opening of the Phenix City Food Truck Park, with the vendors lunch-hour fare paired with live music and...

Ladies Night

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“It’s the year of the woman so we wanted to do something for the ladies,” Carnel “Mr. C” Coyle explains of the inspiration for bringing together four of the top female talents in comedy to Columbus for a special one-night show Saturday at the Springer Springer Opera. “Single in the City” draws from concept developed by headliner Kiana Dancie, the TV/YouTube star best known for her hilarious takes...

A Poem for the People

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When he was approached with the request to write a poem about his hometown, Isiah Harper responded that he was an essayist, not a poet. No matter, as the Northside High School English and drama teacher put into eloquent prose a unified narrative to describe Columbus. The final piece in the city-wide mural project envisioned and paid for by the Together 2017 initiative, Harper’s poem “My River...

Chattahoochee Valley Music Tour

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This exciting new tour, hosted by Vicinity Tours, starts and ends at Chattahoochee Brewing Company on August 11th, for a small group of 11-12 people, from 1- 5:30PM. This fun-filled day tour is for all music lovers! Venture into some of Columbus’ best music production institutions. Hear stories of national renown musicians and producers that once, (or still) call the  Columbus/Phenix City...

Another delivery option besides Waitr: Grubhub

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Grubhub’s online delivery is taking a bite out of the Columbus, Georgia food industry, now. Grubhub’s worldwide reach is expansive with +85,000 restaurants participating in +1,600 cities. At this point, 17 local eateries will participate in Grubhub’s digital platform to order, pay for, and deliver across Columbus. Customers can order via the Grubhub Android or iOS apps, or...

Lights, Camera, Action

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Guests to the Springer Film Institute’s open house tonight can be forgiven if they think they stumbled upon a working film set. That’s by design, according to SFI Director Sarah Lynn Herman, who says the open house, to be held 5:30-7 p.m., free and open to everyone, will be a showcase of what is possible when taking one of many workshops offered at the institute, which launched in February...

Living Like You Love the Planet

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The traveling Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming to Columbus, Georgia this weekend! Their mission is to encourage viewers to get outside, connect with nature, and above all, to leave Earth better than we found it. There will be a screening of the hit documentary, Straws, narrated by actor Tim Robbins, which details how plastics are one of the biggest threats to our planet right now. Thanks...

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