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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...

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...

Epic Voted Top Restaurant in U.S.

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Just in time for Epic Restaurant’s 4th birthday celebration, on August 1st, when many said the restaurant couldn’t be done in Columbus, GA, comes an incredible gift of recognition from Gayot.com (The Guide to the Good Life). GAYOT’s 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 New Restaurants, Best Restaurateur, and the Most Adventurous...

Coffee Shop Chronicles: Iron Bank Coffee Co.

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Written by Courtney Hudson If you have spent any time Uptown in Columbus, you know exactly where Iron Bank Coffee Company is located. Right on the corner of 11th and Broadway stands a beautiful, white-columned building with high arching windows, just like a picture in a history book, and really, you just might see it in one! This unique coffee house looks just like an old-timey bank because it...

Local History is in The Art of Tattooing

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Tattoos are among the earliest and most universal art forms. For more than 5,000 years, cultures from every continent have been using tattoos to symbolize status, rites of passage, or simply as personal embellishment.  The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin is found on Ötzi the Iceman, dating between 3370 and 3100 BC. Yet, in 1961 New York City (and many other cities) declared it “unlawful...

Top 5 To Do This Weekend

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These top five events will help you kick off your summer right in Columbus, GA! Jerry Seinfeld at RiverCenter Friday, June 3rd, 7pm America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing...

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