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Sunday Q&A: Lee Snow

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* President, Columbus Jaycees* Preacher, Warm Springs Road Church of Christ* Owner, Lee Snow Design & Marketing What happened to the annual Jaycees’ Haunted House? It was such a big Halloween tradition here for such a long time.   “It was part of the old chapter, which disbanded in 2015. I was not here during that time, but from what I understand, it became so expensive because of the...

Sunday Q&A: Ben Moser

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Executive Director, United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley You moved down here from your native North Carolina for this position in August. What are your impressions of Columbus so far? “I love it. It reminds me a lot of my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Similar size. Similar demographics. It’s hot and humid and I prefer a tropical climate. My family is very happy to be here. My son...

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...

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...

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...

Walking the Walk

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Community Steps Up & Together to End Alzheimer’s  “I think that, presently, almost everyone has a tie to the disease, either by losing a loved one, or as a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s.” Autumn Amos, Development Director for Alzheimer’s Assoc.: Georgia Chapter, said that to ECL in June to explain the personal relationships at the core of the community’s fight to cure this...

Sunday Q&A: Mat Swift

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Retired President & CEO, W..C. Bradley Co. Real Estate; Pioneer of Uptown’s Urban Renewal Looking around us, is the Columbus riverfront today living proof of that old city slogan—’What Progress Has Preserved’? “Yeah, I think so.The re-adaptive use of these old mills just south of here set the stage for the modern style here at the Rapids, which also incorporates aspects of the textile...

Sunday Q&A: Karen Ouzts Proprietor, Heritage Art Center

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How did you come up with the name, Heritage Art Center?  “I wanted to pay tribute to my dad, Roger Williamson, who passed away. He always wanted to pursue art but he worked in the mills all his life, putting in lots of hours first at Fieldcrest and then the majority of his career at Swift. My dad loved woodworking. He made incredible furniture; he did phenomenal cabinetry. He always...