Archive for 2013

Opelika: From Railroad to Retail

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Elizabeth Wieck. It all began as a few blocks fueled by the railroad. Opelika’s historic downtown has been through its share of hard times, beginning at its inception with the passenger and transportation railway service, to its leveling off and decline in the twentieth century, to its role today as a place of […]

There’s Nothing Wavering About Waverly

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Lainee Ross. There was always talk of Highway 280 bypassing Waverly, Ala., and when that day arrived, Lucille Mormon told all her friends she was going to dance in the street. Although she did not live to see the day when Highway 280 eventually bypassed the town with a population of less than […]

Pine Hill Cemetery

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Ashley Selby. The iron gates creak slowly in the wind. A fat, white water tower with the word “Auburn” stamped across the front looms in the south. Cars line the curb, forming a barrier between the cemetery and the land of the living. Every so often, a college student breaks the barrier and […]

Dinglewood Pharmacy’s Hotdog Prescription

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Mary Ellen Dixon. Imagine walking into a pharmacy and traveling back in time to the sound of “It’s All In The Game” by Tommy Edwards. Marble countertops, teal-colored seating, black-and-white checkered floors and old-time posters attract your attention. As you inhale the delicious smell of chili that infuses the air, the smiling faces […]

The Lunchbox Museum

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Kaitlin Grunder. Video By: Bianca Harris and Latasha Ross. Inconspicuously nestled in the back of an old warehouse in Columbus, Ga., hides the world’s largest lunchbox museum. Home to more than 2,000 vintage metal lunchboxes and similar nostalgic items reminiscent of the 1950s, people from all over the world have traveled to Muscogee […]

The Legend of Spring Villa

December 18th, 2013

Story By: Susie Bridges. An antebellum home named Spring Villa sits quietly, tucked away on the twisting roads south of Opelika, Ala. With its gingerbread trim and groomed lawn, it was once known as the finest mansion in the area. All that remains inside the home now is a dark ghostly tale. According to legend, […]

Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum: Memories Will Survive

December 18th, 2013

Story By: Alexander Derencz After the building closed its doors in 2010, Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Auburn University now sits and waits for the day that the wrecking ball will crash into its concrete and rebar, but the building’s memories will be hard to bring down. Today, the coliseum stands in the […]

White Sulphur Springs

December 18th, 2013

Story By: Aaron Lake. Just a few miles down some bending roads near Pine Mountain, Ga., a few acres of land holds a treasure. Past the barrage of trees and winding roads is a clearing where a collection of bright red buildings brightens the scenery and opens a door into the past – and the […]

Orange and Bluegrass

December 18th, 2013

Story By: Kelsey Woodworth. Black-eyed peas cook over the fire and pork tenderloin slowly roasts on the grill. Cornbread warms on coals, and beer stays cold on ice. The sun has set, and it’s officially game-day eve at University Station in Auburn, Ala. Jill, 54, and Mathan Holt, 57, have seen a dream blossom from […]

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 […]