Golden Memories

May 25th, 2014

Story By: Justin Ferguson. Photos By: Kim Lansing. A stiff breeze brings a sudden blast of frigid temperatures across the Chattahoochee River, as if it tagged along with the 18-wheelers and pickup truck crossing the bridge from Phenix City. As soon as these travelers cross the bridge into Columbus—once they pass the classic “Welcome to […]

Simply Sarah

May 22nd, 2014

Story By: Katie Beck and Caitlin Camuti. Nine decades of life is full of rich history, stories and experiences. She has seen, heard and experienced it all, but Sarah Lawrence doesn’t let age slow her down. Lawrence, 93, talks of growing up in Troy, Ala., with great pride. A Southern girl to the core, she […]

Those Who Play Together Stay Together

December 17th, 2013

Story By: Kailey Miller. Cowboy boots scrape against old wooden floors as the metal chairs lined up in rows vibrate from the steady beats escaping through the church’s tiny wooden frame. There are plaid shirts and cowboy hats as far as the eye can see, accompanied by a backdrop of white lilies, cream curtains, and […]

Barbie Beach

December 13th, 2013

Story By: Rebecca Riley. Video By: Daniel Oramas & Alessio Summerfield. Traveling on Interstate 85 in Georgia south of Atlanta take Exit 41 toward Newnan. Continue half a mile down the road and make a right at the fork onto Highway 16. Nine miles and 300 yards after the four-way stop and you’ve arrived in […]

Field of Miracles

April 23rd, 2013

Story By: Kate Seckinger. Video By: Zack Santa Cruz and Brit Bowen. The day her disabled daughter was born, Hope Tadych made herself a promise to never tell her “you can’t.” Unfortunately, the day arrived where she had to break it. “Mom, when do I get to play?” Danielle, Tadych’s 9-year-old daughter asked from the […]

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 […]

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 […]