Jacy Jenkins named tourism director for Phenix City and Russell - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Jacy Jenkins named tourism director for Phenix City and Russell County

(Source: Irisha Jones/WTVM) (Source: Irisha Jones/WTVM)
Jacy Jenkins, Director of Tourism in Russell County and Phenix City, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones/WTVM) Jacy Jenkins, Director of Tourism in Russell County and Phenix City, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones/WTVM)
RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

Phenix City and Russell County are now working together to bring more people to the area.

The city and county are joining forces and hiring a director of tourism to help drum up support for the other side of the river.

This is the first time Phenix City and Russell County has had a tourism director, and the new director is no stranger to the Chattahoochee Valley.

Phenix City and Russell County is not always known as the go-to place for fun and activities, but a new hire is planning to change that tone.

"The president of the chamber and leaders in Phenix City and Russell County area they came together and decided they needed to build up the industry and hire somebody," said Jacy Jenkins, Director of Tourism in Russell County and Phenix City.

Jacy Jenkins from Columbus is also the founder of the online site, Electric City Life. She plans to come over to Russell County and Phenix City to develop the tourism industry and fill a unique gap and bring something to this side of the river that is not already in the area.

"Imaging ideas, implementing strategic marketing, There's going to be a lot of digital. Because when people go on vacation they are not looking on a map anymore they are searching google for an experience. So we are going to continue to cultivate the attractions," said Jenkins.

Jenkins says it's still too early to make any definite plans on what will become of the area under her direction but she hopes to get the input from people in the community on what they'll like to see in Phenix City and Russell County.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Auburn man arrested for marijuana, theft

    Auburn man arrested for marijuana, theft

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:46:57 GMT
    Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia  (Source: Auburn police)Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia (Source: Auburn police)
    Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia  (Source: Auburn police)Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia (Source: Auburn police)

    Auburn police arrested a man on several warrants. On Friday, July 13 28-year-old Stephen Blalock from Auburn was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

    More >>

    Auburn police arrested a man on several warrants. On Friday, July 13 28-year-old Stephen Blalock from Auburn was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

    More >>
  • LaGrange police warning about scam involving Callaway High School cheerleaders

    LaGrange police warning about scam involving Callaway High School cheerleaders

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:06:38 GMT
    The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)
    The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)

    The LaGrange Police Department is warning people about a possible scam involving a high school cheerleading team.

    More >>

    The LaGrange Police Department is warning people about a possible scam involving a high school cheerleading team.

    More >>
  • Stolen car located in isolated wooded area of Eufaula

    Stolen car located in isolated wooded area of Eufaula

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:41:08 GMT
    A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)
    A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)

    A stolen car has been found in the middle of the woods in Eufaula and police want to know how it got there. 

    More >>

    A stolen car has been found in the middle of the woods in Eufaula and police want to know how it got there. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly