Archive for 2012

Big Cotton

December 21st, 2012

Story By: Tysonn McKinnon. Walk into the Permanent Gallery at the Legacy Museum on Main in downtown LaGrange, Ga., and you’ll see many odd and wondrous things: a covered bridge inside of a building. A personalized cash register, circa 1985, formerly belonging to local business magnate Mr. Fuller E. Callaway. A smiling musket-wielding female mannequin. […]

Heart of the South Restaurant

December 17th, 2012

Story By: Claire Fisher. Marilyn Butler’s Heart From the farm to the medical field to owning her own businesses, Marilyn Butler has done it all. Butler, the owner and cook for Heart of the South, continues using her knowledge from her days on the farm to run her restaurant. “My grandmother had a working farm. […]

Engineering a Depot Restoration

December 14th, 2012

Story By: Laurel Dicus. A building with dirt floors 6 inches deep in chicken poop would not be many brides’ ideal wedding reception venue. One community dared to think differently. This building, located in West Point, Ga., was a former freight depot used to store and transport materials for trains. Dolores Wooley, chairman of the […]

One Train at a Time

December 14th, 2012

Story By: Laurel Dicus. One boy dreamed of an electronic train for Christmas. A wind-up train was all his parents could afford, but it was enough to ignite his love for trains. Donald Davis, member of the East Alabama Model Railroad Club, immediately took a liking to trains after receiving that Christmas present. From building […]

Victoria Belle Mansion

December 14th, 2012

Story By: Kathryn Farmer. Video By: Mary Catherine Banister and Lauren Haines. A hidden gem in the charming town of Hogansville, Ga., The Victoria Belle Mansion provides a glimpse of the past as well as the present, exuding fascinating history, refined elegance and a staff who work together to create a picture-perfect backdrop for any […]

Smith Hall: Fact and Fantasy

December 14th, 2012

Stories By: Anna Claire Conrad. Video By: Taylor Hettinger and Katelyn Sides. Every university conducts tours for perspective students and their families as a means to sell itself to the young person beginning to embark on their adventurous collegiate years and to the parents whose checkbook will pay for their tuition. And, as is the […]

Camp Opelika

December 13th, 2012

Story By: Hannah Crane. Video By: Kasi Davis and Caroline Harrell. Located along Marvyn Parkway stands a historic landmark sign that reads “Camp Opelika.” Camp Opelika served as a prisoner-of-war (POW) facility during World War II. “They started construction in June of 1942,” said Albert Killian, a resident of Opelika who has lived here all […]

Pittman Family Farm

December 13th, 2012

Story By: Rebecca Moseley. Video By: Wynn Boan and Anna Elizabeth Howell. For a piece of land to be recognized as an Alabama Century and Heritage Farm, it must be a continually operating farm on at least 40 acres and ownership of the land must remain in the same family for at least 100 years. […]

A Place of Royal Standards

December 13th, 2012

Stories By: Rachel Cole. Video By: Evan DeLoach and Grey Hallock. Royal Theater She’s an older member of the community. Her tall angular frame stands high above those around her. She’s lost a little of her glamour over the years, had to sell off a few things here and there. Although time has not treated […]

The Little White House

December 13th, 2012

Stories By: Nathan Simone. Video By: Jake Stover and Madalyn Vines. Under the Stone Tucked up on Pine Mountain in Warm Springs, Ga., sits the Little White House, the once sought-after presidential retreat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The heavily-wooded historic site features his former home, a museum dedicated to his life, various bronze plaques of […]