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“PRINCESS BEAUTY BAR & BOUTIQUE”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

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If anyone could tell you one thing about “Ms. TK” is that I LOVE fashion & style. So I stopped in on not only a GREAT friend of mines but where I shop at as well “Princess Beauty Bar & Boutique”, with the one and only Ms. Crystal Flecther. While I was there I felt what better time for me to pick her brain and ask her a few questions about her business. As we always do when I make my visit we have to drink water & chat to see what’s been going on in each other’s lives since our last visit. Today I surprised her when I asked If I could interview her, man if y’all could see the look on her face, I had to laugh myself. She was willing after I finished laughing. I really wanted to know, what made her open a boutique in the first place. “It’s a passion TK, I always loved to shop so I decided to turn my shopping into a business that also helps the women of the community” is what she says to me, so I say “Oh” because she was telling me something that I didn’t know about her. She goes on to say that she love to help every customer look and feel fabulous as well as to help build up their self-esteem but on a low-cost budget. She opened the doors in 2013, with no overhead all by herself. “It makes me feel like a robot sometimes, but I thank GOD that I’m blessed to be able to do it!” she said. In the next 5 yrs, her vision is to be a fashion expert on a tv show, styling celebrities, having her own Brand & some employees so she’ll have time to do what she needs too. Every year for Mother’s Day she does makeovers for mothers which consists of styling them and getting their hair done, with her being a single mother herself is what inspired her to “GIVE BACK” to the community in that form. She also has brought celebrities such as Shekinah(from the T.I. & Tiny show) , and Perez(He’s a celebrity stylist from ATL) to the city and have what we call a “Sip & Shop” event, that’s where women can come mingle, sip & shop all in one place. It’s not easy having a business especially in a city like Columbus, Ga where there is so much of the same things going on all over the city. When your heart is in the right place it does not matter how many of the same things going on opens, as long as GOD is in it, you’ll always win it!!! That’s what she told me in closing, Now those are some GREAT words to live by. If you’re in the city, stop by and give her a visit at 2400 Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ga or you can check her out on her website www.princessboutiqueorg.bigcartel.com She she “ALL” styles of fashion from business, church, allnight-fun, & causul attire, I promise you’ll be hooked because I’M GUILTY MYSELF!! My thoughts of the day!!

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“NAPPY ROOT BARBER SHOP”

Monday, June 1st, 2015
Nominated 3 yrs in a row for the STEVE HARVEY HOODIE AWARDS as the best barbershop

Nominated 3 yrs in a row for the STEVE HARVEY HOODIE AWARDS as the best barbershop

I walked into a barbershop today that I’ve heard so much about around town, on the radio and had the pleasure of meeting them at the “Barbers United” all white event on Saturday May 30, 2015. When i walked in, I felt the fresh clean air as I inhaled to relax my nerves for this moment. I was greeted with a “Hello, how are you doing today how may we help you ma’am?” That alone made me feel at eased and welcomed, but most importantly I loved how the word “WE” was used. A lot of business forget that there’s no “I” in team and if it was not for the “TEAM” the business wouldn’t be what is. I had a chance to talk to the every barber as just that a “TEAM”, Brandon which is the owner, Blake, Salaam, Alex, Marcus, & Christopher. This barbershop has been nominated not one but three times for the STEVE HARVEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOODIE AWARDS. So I had to come be the nosey person that I am and see what was really going on!! I had a great time and conversations. I had to ask the questions about their mission and visions because people don’t get to where they are as a business without having the two. The answer was “Being a positive role model to the youth of young men, giving them something to look up too and know that can do it too instead of being out in the streets getting in trouble. Also no one is in competition with anyone in the city, we all can make things happen for the city of Columbus, Ga!” What stick to my mind the most is after sharing a little about my story with battling Stage 3a Breast cancer, Blake’s son asked me “Do it hurt?” I replied “Yes it does, i have good  and bad days” and he asked “Are you having a good day today?”  I smiled and said “Yes, especially since I’ve talked to you!” Remember we never know when we are entertaining an angel!! The atmosphere there was so clean, calm and relaxing but I could feel the spirit of the Lord all up in there. That’s the key to success, having GOD first in all you do! They also give back to the community by helping out with back to school clothes, shoes, supplies, free haircuts, and helping throughout the year as well, I call that “PAYING IT FORWARD!!” So now I see what all the uproar is about when it comes to the “NAPPY ROOT BARBERSHOP” 4231 Macon Rd Columbus Ga 31907 where you come nappy, leave happy!! So PLEASE vote for them on June 9th, 2015 at www.neighborhoodawards.com from 6 am til 6 pm for the BEST BARBER SHOP category. I’m putting my stamp on this so y’all know they are good people and if they win we as a TEAM & as a Community wins also!!! My thoughts of the day! 

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Homeless man purposely gets arrested so he could get a meal

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Lance Brown was hungry and homeless, so he decided to get thrown in jail by hurling a brick through a glass door at the Columbus courthouse building.

Brown, 36, spent nine months in jail before his April trial. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to another month behind bars, and three years of probation that includes a six-month stay in a halfway house.

Brown’s case illustrates the struggle prosecutors face when dealing with homeless defendants who resort to crime to seek the safety of prison. They weigh whether to devote scarce resources to prosecuting a lower-level offense with the burden that comes with upholding the law and deterring others from breaking it.

Faced with more nights on the street, Brown said he thought lofting the brick through the building would give him at least a few hours in a place where “someone’s going to offer me a sandwich and drink.”

Robert Marbut, a national homelessness consultant, said it’s rare for homeless offenders to spend more than a night in two in custody, let alone almost a year. He said there needs to be more alternative sentences to teach homeless offenders about life skills, hygiene and nutrition.

“That shows you how wacky things have gotten when we don’t have as a society an intermediate program,” Marbut said.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said he had little other choice than to charge Brown with malicious mischief, a crime that carried a 10-year maximum prison sentence.

“The unfortunate circumstances in which Mr. Brown found himself cannot be a justification for destroying property of the United States,” Moore said. “And while I am personally saddened by Mr. Brown’s plight, I regret that he chose to violate the law instead of taking help from those who offered it.”

Brown was previously convicted of bank robbery and released from a North Carolina prison in July. He headed to the courthouse in downtown Columbus with a strange request for his probation officer: He wanted to know what he could do to get back behind bars. The officer, Billy Johnston, offered him a list of social services, but it didn’t take long for Brown to come up with his own idea.

He threatened to kill the president, a threat officers didn’t deem credible. Then he stormed from the building, found a brick and heaved it through the front door, tearing a gaping hole in the glass that cost about $1,400 to fix, court records show. He was immediately arrested by federal authorities and soon indicted by a grand jury on a charge of malicious mischief.

At his two-day trial in April, prosecutors called seven witnesses, including Johnston, who carefully recalled what led to Brown’s outburst. They also showed the jury a series of pictures of the damaged door and the brick he used.

Defense attorney Victor Arana called only Brown to the witness stand. He wanted to tell jurors about his attempts to avoid homelessness.

He said he became homeless after suffering a nervous breakdown and being kicked out of a local shelter because of a fight with another resident.

It took the jury only about 20 minutes to convict him, and at Tuesday’s sentencing hearing, Brown spent most of the time leaning back in his chair and staring into the ceiling.

His defense attorney argued that he should be released with time served. Prosecutors didn’t disagree.

When it was Brown’s turn to talk, he issued a warning of sorts to the FBI agents and federal prosecutors in the courtroom.

“You can keep that probation,” he said in a brief but rambling statement. “I will probably make you guys chase me all around the country a few times.”

Prosecutor Mel Hyde was then asked what he thought about Brown’s statement. He grimly advised the judge of his hunch.

“I think you can probably take Mr. Brown at his word,” he said.