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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...

Rocky Wade – American Folk Artist

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A few weeks ago we stopped in Buena Vista, Ga., located about 40 minutes southwest of Columbus. Personally, I love little towns like these because you can just feel the history in their town squares with buildings dating back to the 1800’s. “Rocky Wade Woodcarvings and Antiques” hung in front of an American flag, with the sign “Possum Crossing” hanging over the door...

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...

Synovus Toast of the Town

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Written by Alia Teetshorn  Celebrating the very best of food, wine, beer and spirits, the Synovus Toast of the Town will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the RiverMill Event Centre, and benefits the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Savor world-class wines, handcrafted beers, and delicious Southern spirits, while dining on food prepared by some of the region’s most celebrated chefs. In addition to...

River and Rail – A New Restaurant That Is Rooted In Tradition

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*Written by Alia Teetshorn & Pictures by Christian Ortiz The founding owners of River and Rail, Frank and Leah Foley, met in California where he owned two restaurants that gave a nod to Southern cuisine.   When they moved to Frank’s hometown of Columbus, almost two years ago, they saw multiple takes on Southern fare but knew we were missing something else.   They set out to create a...

Kilwins – "Sweet in every Sense"

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The store was packed and kids were adding up along the window outside to watch Matthew Moore create a masterpiece before their eyes, freshly made Oreo fudge! This shop definitely lives up to his slogan “Sweet in every Sense since 1947”. Stepping into Kilwins is like stepping into an old fashioned candy shop: black and white tiled floors, clean white spaces with marble and wood. A place where...

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