Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

December 2nd, 2014

Video By: Meg McGuffin with Introduction By: Claire Nolan. Stories By: Shannon Smith. In the heart of Callaway Gardens is the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, an ecosystem that holds more than 1,000 butterflies and the different types of plants needed to keep them alive. The glass butterfly conservatory is open year round to breed […]

Song of the CCC

November 25th, 2014

Story By: Derek Herscovici. “To Young Men With Ambition” begins the handbook of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an out-of-print publication that at one time found its way into the hands of millions of young men. A clarion call to the depths of the Great Depression, a way out of economic ruin and unemployment, the foot […]

Tradition Never Fades

November 25th, 2014

Story By: Allison Mynard. Video By: Alex Derencz. In historic Downtown Opelika, Coca-Cola is refreshing the community with a newly discovered but old attraction. This discovery, housed in one of the Opelika’s oldest businesses, is surrounded by history and hardware. Winston Smith T. Building Supply Company has been bustling with retired men convening about their […]

More than a Cemetery: Linwood Cemetery

December 18th, 2013

Story By: Mary Reynolds Porter. Video By: Kate Seckinger. Linwood Cemetery in Columbus, Ga., offers an abundance of history that goes beyond, but does not exclude, those buried beneath the old oak trees and under the four grassy acres at this resting place at 721 Linwood Blvd. This cemetery is the oldest operating institution of […]

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 […]

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 […]