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In real estate, Bechard said, he knows there will be plenty of scouting ... “That’s Southern hospitality and those Georgia peaches. These guys all end up finding a significant other and getting married and staying down here,” he said.


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Columbus Cottonmouths coach Jerome Bechard skates in front of the Fort Benning hockey team bench during a special game between the Cottonmouths' Legends and Fort Benning in the team’s final season a year ago at the Columbus Civic CenterThe former player, coach and general manager is now jumping into real estate-- Joe Paull /Special to the Ledger-Enquirer Columbus Cottonmouths coach Jerome Bechard skates in front of the Fort Benning hockey team bench during a special game between the Cottonmouths' Legends and Fort Benning in the team’s final season a year ago at the Columbus Civic CenterThe former player, coach and general manager is now jumping into real estate-- Joe Paull /Special to the Ledger-Enquirer setLeadImageSize(); $(window).resize(function() { var clientWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if (clientWidth > 767) { $('.lead-item').find('.caption').hide(); $('.lead-item .lead-caption').show(); } else { $('.lead-item .lead-caption').hide(); } setLeadImageSize(); }); $('.lead-item img').click(function(){ var elemWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if(elemWidth = scrollEndPos || windowCurrentPos That all kind of translates to hopefully having an impact on somebody’s life,” said Bechard, 48, who recently earned his real-estate license and is now going through additional training as an agent with Kennon, Parker, Duncan & Davis, the Columbus Coldwell Banker affiliate. 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SUBSCRIBE NOW Not that the former hockey player who became the “face” of the Cottonmouths through the years for his hard-nosed play and longevity with the team in multiple roles has given up on the sportThe Southern Professional Hockey League club ceased operations earlier this year due to financial reasons, with no successor found thus far to fill the Columbus Civic Center ice. “Hopefully, hockey will come back to Columbus at some point and at that time, if I could be involved that would be great,” he said“That hasn’t happened yet, so I had to do something totally different.” More Videos 1:20 New restaurant/bar features handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and southern cuisine with a twist Pause 3:00 Cottonmouths to suspend operations: "Unfortunately, the cup is empty." 1:29 Carver sideline goes wild after opening touchdown return against Columbus High 1:16 Thousands line streets for annual Christmas Parade 1:23 The Springer Opera House brings the Broadway musical "Newsies" to the Columbus stage 4:02 Attorney elated for client, client's family after not guilty verdicts 2:15 Hey Auburn or Georgia Fans! 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