Archive for 2010

Salem Shotwell Bridge

December 20th, 2010

Video By: Paul Stockman. The Salem Shotwell covered bridge is the last surviving covered bridge in Lee County. It was constructed about 1900 by Otto Puls over Wacoochee Creek. The bridge stood until 2005 when it was damaged by a storm and fell into the creek. It was then rescued by John Ross and other […]

West Point Train Depot

December 20th, 2010

Story and Photos By: Jack Condon and Andrew Watts. On the banks of the muddy Chattahoochee River in West Point, Georgia sits an old abandoned train shed and a nondescript red-brick building. One would never know that the nondescript brick building once was the hub for any and all railway activity throughout the South during […]

Old Salem Antiques

December 20th, 2010

Story and Photos By: Heather Galante and Amada Ash. Video By: Heather Duncan and Kyle Monteverde. It was a crisp fall day as the train rolled by in Salem, Alabama. The brightly painted 50 foot mural of Old Salem and notable Salem residents from the past can be seen by drivers along highway 280. An […]

Allen Woodall Lunchbox Museum

December 20th, 2010

Story By: Bianca Harris and Latasha Ross. Columbus, Georgia may be known for the Chattahoochee River, textiles and Fort Benning, but one man has put the city on the map with his famous Lunchbox Museum. Allen Woodall is a fascinating and unique man, very much like the items he collects. Woodall owns The Lunchbox Museum […]

Valley Merry-Go-Round

December 19th, 2010

Stories By: Chelsea Clements & Elizabeth Lowe and Max Newfield: If you find yourself in Valley, Alabama during the Christmas season, you will feel the true magic of the holiday. There lies a favorite part of every Valley child’s Christmas, the Valley Merry-Go-Round. From first kisses to family traditions, this special place holds many cherished […]

Loachapoka Syrup Soppin’

December 9th, 2010

Story By: Kathryn Johnson. Loachapoka has a population of about 135 on an ordinary day, but on one day each year an estimated 20,000 people make an annual pilgrimageto Loachapoka for Syrup Soppin’ Day. The festival takes over, causing a traffic jam on the only road through town and slowing the trains that force the […]

Valley Haven School: 50 Years of Service

October 26th, 2010

Story and Photos By: Chelsea Clements and Elizabeth Lowe. Most will agree there is no place like Valley Haven. Valley Haven School is an independent, non-profit organization that is designed to help the communities of Chambers and Lee Counties to meet the needs of citizens with special needs. The school offers an Adult Program and […]

Scouting Days of Valley

October 26th, 2010

Story By: Andrew Sims. As I drove down the streets of Valley, I began taking mental notes of what I saw and felt. I was somewhere that had played a large role in the lives of generations. Looming over the small roads, the dilapidated red brick mill buildings stand defying their obvious signs of neglect […]

Springer Opera House Ghosts

October 25th, 2010

Story By: Andrew Watts. Video By: Gavin McDonald and Emily Burdette. The Springer Opera House is a place of history, scenery, and excitement that some know and visit yet others have yet to discover. The Springer Opera House was built in 1871 in Columbus, Georgia by Francis Joseph Springer. Francis Springer came to Columbus from […]

Phenix City Museum at CVS Pharmacy

October 25th, 2010

Story By: Jack Condon. Phenix City, Alabama used to be a tight-lipped town. A request for information might have yielded a typical “You ain’t from ’round here,” or perhaps an even more menacing “We don’t take kindly to your type.” The inhabitants of the textile-fueled city used to be wrapped up in some of the […]