PHOTO: Legacy Hall at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, GA

Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia

Not so many years ago, downtown Columbus, Georgia, was a decaying, dilapidated mill town, with little hope for renewal. Some thought it best to just tear it down and start over. But a group of visionary townsfolk thought otherwise. They banded together to raise more than one million dollars to revitalize their blighted downtown. Today … Read more

PHOTO: Kayaker at Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia

Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia, a public/private partnership that has turned the river into a world-class training area for kayakers

The 22-mile long Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia opened in 2013. In addition to providing walking and biking trails, it has used the power of two local dams to create a 2.5-mile kayak course, attracting world-class kayakers who use the facility to train. The $26 million project was funded with public/private partnerships, and USA Today … Read more

PHOTO: James Brown Statue in Augusta, Georgia

James Brown statue in Augusta, Georgia

Deanna Thomas-Brown stepped up to the James Brown statue in Augusta, Georgia, and rested her head on its bronze shoulder. “Standing behind my father, rolling his hair, I learned everything I ever needed to know,” she said. It was just one of many fascinating statements we would hear during our three-hour James Brown Family Tour. … Read more