Chattahoochee Chatter: An apparel brand with a spiritual name

June 5, 2013 

It was a God thing.

Maybe that's the conclusion you will make after Chris Patchin explains how he decided to name his Veterans Parkway screen-printing business One12 Apparel.

A friend who is a designer was helping him start the business nine years ago, and Patchin's eyes fell on an unused logo: One12.

It looked cool, Patchin said, but "I told him I needed a meaning behind it."

So when Patchin got back in his truck, he grabbed his Bible and saw the verse he had circled that morning during his quiet time.

It was Galatians 1:12 -- "I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ."

Patchin found his meaning. And we found a divine bit of Chatter.

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Believe it or not.

An anonymous source, aka a person standing on the street watching the filming of "Need for Speed," said she has heard that scenes of "Fast and Furious 7" are likely to also be filmed here.

"Columbus could become the hot spot for filming car chases," she said.

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With the summer motorcycle riding season approaching, officials at Fort Benning want motorcyclists to focus on safety.

The Maneuver Center of Excellence is hosting a Motorcycle Mentorship D-Day Remembrance safety ride today at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. event emphasizes safety, education of Department of the Army and post motorcycle riding policies and tips for new motorcyclists.

An estimated 400 riders are expected to take part in the event, which coincides with the start of the summer riding season.

Over the last three years, motorcycle traffic deaths have increased, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. The total is a 2 percent increase from the 4,518 motorcyclists who died in 2010. Deaths for 2012 are not available yet, but officials project the motorcycle deaths may exceed 5,000.

At the museum, safety classes will focus on personal protective equipment, bike modifications, accident avoidance, tire blowouts and other safety issues. Riders also will learn how to perform pre-inspection safety checks on motorcycles and riding equipment.

After the safety session, riders will go on a two-hour ride to Florence Marina State Park in Eufaula, Ala.

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