Peck Rowell Picks Loachapoka

December 17th, 2013

Story By: Kailey Miller. Video By: Alessio Summerfield & Daniel Oramas. Surrounded by guitars, fiddles, and banjos, Edwin “Peck” Rowell’s thick southern drawl escapes his lips as naturally as a chord played by an expert guitarist. His confidence can make one forget that this 91-year-old man is in a wheel chair. His dark hair is […]

Barbie Beach

December 13th, 2013

Story By: Daniel Oramas & Alessio Summerfield. So how exactly does one decide to start a public art exhibition consisting of naked Barbies? Steve and Linda Quick, retirees living in Turin, GA, say it just kind of happened. Known as Barbie Beach, the art installation on their lawn, right on Highway 16, isn’t the kind […]

The Silent Service of Julia Moore

December 5th, 2013

Story By: Heather Worley. Julia Moore was so much more than the wife of famed Army Lieutenant General Hal Moore. She spent her life in silent service advocating for others, and although she did not seek recognition, she was rewarded by an outpouring of love and admiration from all of those who knew her. For […]

Field of Miracles

April 23rd, 2013

Story By: Zack Santa Cruz and Brit Bowen. Many people have childhood dreams of becoming a famous athlete one day. Scoring the winning touchdown or hitting a walk-off homerun is something that almost anyone would love to experience, but realizations of that experience are incredibly rare. The Miracle League of East Alabama is doing everything […]

River Rising: Breaking the Dam

April 11th, 2013

Story By: Casey Morrison. Video By: Quay Garrett and Austin Penny. Although the historic dam is gone, the story of one of the most important structures in Columbus Ga., lives on. Once the primary waterpower source for Columbus city mills, the Eagle and Phenix Dam played a key role in Columbus history, according to the […]

Horace King: Barriers and Bridges

December 11th, 2012

Story By: Will Nease. Covered Bridge at the “Big” Red Oak Creek Logs wider and taller than light posts line the wooden bridge comprised of hundreds of intersecting beams that crisscross more times than a lanyard-making club at summer camp. No nails. Just wooden pegs one-inch in diameter and 10 or 12 inches long pounded […]

Bowden Farm

April 23rd, 2012

Video By: Gabby Ware and Daniel Kosmala. Ben Bowden was born in Barbour County and reared in Eufaula. After graduating from Eufaula High School and with no practical background, the 19-year old Bowen began farming on 75 acres in southern Russell County. Natural leadership abilities and a can-do attitude enabled him to grow his operation […]

The Life and Times of Butch & John Henry

December 19th, 2011

Story By: Rebecca Croomes. The barn door is festooned with hand-painted messages warning trespassers of loose snakes. Hollowed out bowling balls act as homes for potted plants and a wheelbarrow of animal skulls greets visitors at the door of Butch Anthony’s Alabama Museum of Wonder. Millions of things, the detritus of everyday life turned into […]