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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...

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...

Healthy Option: Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar in Columbus, GA

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If you are struggling to find healthy options in Columbus, Georgia- you are not alone! There is a growing community creating healthy places here to enjoy. Tim Synder, owner of Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar, is one of them. Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar is located in the heart of Uptown, and attached to one of the hubs for healthy lifestyle, at Ride On Bikes shop. The spot is so cool that...

Columbus Screams for The Estate

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WRITTEN BY SETH SEYMOUR There have been several underground music venues in Columbus over the years that have catered to an alternative fanbase. Whether you saw hip hop & metal at The Sanctuary, or you were a scene kid at The Core or Gallery 13 back in the day, there has always been a spot you could find fringe music in town. The Estate is the latest bearer of that torch and has far surpassed...

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...

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...

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