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Local Starts Farmers Market to Support Low Income Families

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“Food can bring us together. This much I know. But in our neighborhood and many others like it, there’s an inexcusable divide that needs to be bridged. In the North Highland district near our home, 12,000 residents live in one square mile (compared to an average of 860 in the rest of the city). The percentage of folks below the poverty level is 61%; it’s 16% elsewhere in Georgia. For those...

Brunch in Columbus GA

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Everything you always wanted to know about Brunch in Columbus but were afraid to ask… By Alia Azhar “(Brunch)…it has become a … symbol of our culture’s increasing desire to reject adulthood. It’s about throwing out not only the established schedule but also the social conventions of our parents’ generation. It’s about reveling in the naughtiness of waking up late, having cocktails at...

Royal Treatment

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Royal Treatment Local music-community stalwarts honored as Music Legends by Frank Etheridge “Yeah, it’s pretty damn nice,” Tim O’Brien says of being included in the local class of honorees at the Music Legends Awards.  Humble in tone but brimming with gracious good vibes, as he prepared to close up shop at his American Guitar Boutique on 13th Street in Phenix City and hit the red carpet leading...

A Modern Love Story

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A MODERN LOVE STORY Nearly 50 years ago a love story began between two teenagers at Baker High School. The military took the two Army Brats, Val Webb And Sherry Jackson, around the world and brought them together at Fort Benning, Georgia, where their fathers were stationed as Colonels. Val was an honor student, Sherry was Student Council Secretary; Val was the captain of the wrestling team...

BBQ Review: Pepper’s Barbeque & Catering

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Written by Christopher Binns I went in for lunch around noon on January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day).   There is never a long line, and this establishment has one of the most unique dining areas of any BBQ restaurant in the area.  A large main room in the front is the only dining area.   It’s conveniently located near the intersection of Miller Rd & Warm Springs Rd, for anyone traveling from...

Melisha Shmitt: Broadway Fortune Teller, Future Filmmaker

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WRITTEN BY SCOTT BERSON If you’ve taken a walk down Broadway recently, you might have come across an interesting sight near 11th Street. For many weeks now, Columbus local Melisha Schmitt has been offering free tarot readings for passerby outside Iron Bank Coffee. But she isn’t just telling fortunes for fun and profit—she wants to help the city’s least fortunate along the way.      “I just kind...

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