TagColumbus Georgia

Sunday Q&A: Elizabeth Dillard

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Executive Director, Homeless Resource Network Center, Inc. Is the homeless population of Columbus swept under the rug? “I don’t think it’s visible for many people. I don’t think many people feel there’s much homelessness in the community. But we do. Poverty is the best indicator of homelessness and we have growing poverty here—so we’ll probably continue to have a growing homeless population...

Caught Up: Going to Jail with Chaplain Neil

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“Caught Up: Criminal Justice in the Chattahoochee Valley” Vol. 1 Like all other sheriff deputies reporting for duty at Muscogee County Jail, Chaplain Neil Richardson doesn’t carry a gun at work. “It’d just end up getting used against you,” Richardson says during a recent tour of the city facility. He explains matter-of-factly the policy against the 100 or so Muscogee County Sheriff’s...

Do the Evolution: A Timeline to the Columbus LGBT Community Today

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The brief, big-picture timeline aims to provide a sketch of some of the people, places, and historic events that collectively guided the Columbus, Georgia LGBT community to where it is today. The timeline is broken down by what constitutes four pillars of our culture: Local Pride, Soldier Life, Church, and State. You are encouraged to provide additions, corrections, or reflections in the comments...

Sunday Q&A: Stephanie Payne

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Executive Director, Youth Orchestra of Greater ColumbusFounding Member, Wolf & Clover What’s a typical work day like for you? “It all depends on what season I’m in. Right now, I’m in the middle of recruitment season. So yesterday I was in 3 meetings: [Columbus Cultural] Arts Alliance, I had my board meeting, and partners meeting with the RiverCenter and [Columbus] Symphony [Orchestra]. The...

Sunday Q&A: Mike Jones

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Head of Design / Aflac Co-Founder / Creative South Creative Director / Serve Studios Big and friendly  with genuine warmth, he explains that the Athens brewery commissioned the mural a replica of its Tropicalia can. Mike says he’s going to add “some flair” in homage to Monday night ping-pong league that plays on the table a few feet away. “How does one become Aflac’s Head of Design?”“That’s...

Sunday Q&A: Mayor Skip Henderson

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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...

Camera Ready: Ty Manns’ Silver-Screen Gospel

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“I’m a preacher’s kid,” Ty Manns begins in describing a life path that led him to the film world. “My dad was a Holiness preacher,” the writer/director/producer continues during an October interview at Fountain City Coffee. “He preached for a long time in West Virginia before cancer made him move to be with family in North Carolina. All those years growing up, we’d watch and talk about movies...

COLUMBUS, GA NAMED TOP 10 PLACES TO RETIRE IN THE U.S.

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Livability.com named Columbus, Georgia as one of the 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in its “2018 – 10 Best Places to Retire” rankings. According to Livability.com, each of these 10 cities offers access to affordable and quality healthcare, an accessible cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as amenities to keep residents active and engaged. See...

Way Down Film Festival Hosting Celebrities and Expanding

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Celebrate the $9.5 billion film industry here, as Synovus presents the third annual Way Down Film Festival on Oct 19-21st at the gorgeous, historic state theater, Springer Opera House! Saluting 47 incredible short films from around the world, savor a weekend of seven curated screenings, innovative thematic parties (like the Saturday Night Awards Bash, picture below, presented by Mercedes Benz of...

New Films Recruited to Columbus, GA by Way Down Film Festival Judge

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Visions Production Faith-based feature film “REDEEMED” to be produced by Manns/Mackie Studios in Columbus, Georgia from 29 November-15 December, 2018. Visions Production, a North Carolina based feature film production company has tapped Georgia based feature film production company, Manns/Mackie Studios (My Brother’s Keeper) to produce “Redeemed”, its first feature film project. “Redeemed” a...