Archive for 2014

Who Owns Water

December 22nd, 2014

Story By: Caroline Barr. On a crisp, sunny morning in spring of 2013, Michael and David Hanson dipped their weathered canoes into the icy fresh waters of the northern most part of the Chattahoochee River. This act that once signified a relaxing day to be spent on the water was now the start of a […]

Zipping Across the Chattahoochee

December 18th, 2014

Story By: Stephanie Reeves. Looking out over the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, toward Phenix City, Alabama, right before stepping off a huge tower and soaring 100 feet up to 40 mph across the river might seem a little extreme. That’s just what Blue Heron Adventure has offered since it opened in September 2014. “It’s […]

Mayberry Meets Waverly Hall

December 18th, 2014

Story By: Valerie Cashin. It shouldn’t be a town people just pass through on their way to Columbus or Warm Springs, Georgia. It shouldn’t be someplace people drive through not taking time to think of the rich sense of community that fills it. But, unfortunately that happens all too often for the community that stretches […]

For the Love of Gardening: Hills & Dales

December 18th, 2014

Story By: Casey Whitaker. Hidden behind a curtain of changing trees and evergreens is a staircase of hills, each one identical to the next, leading up to an estate with a garden as rich as the family who once graced its walkways. Boxwood parterres line yellow pea gravel paths with religious statues and benches scattered […]

Faith in Art

December 18th, 2014

Story and Video By: Sam Hickman and Reeves Cox. Faith Birkhead is a shining jewel in Hamilton, GA, the crown city of Harris County. She and her husband Bill, who have been married since September 1965, moved to Hamilton thirty five years ago. They met in Philadelphia, where Faith graduated from the Moore College of […]

The Farm House

December 18th, 2014

Story By: Savannah Jackson. Down a long country road sits an old white sign next to a bale of hay directing visitors to a hidden gem tucked away in the woods. The winding road eventually turns to gravel and dead ends at the front of The Farm House. Vast fields of what used to be […]

Explorations in Antiquities

December 18th, 2014

Story By: Christine Mitchell. After 47 years of living in Israel, Dr. Jim Fleming wasn’t ready to leave. As an archaeologist and longtime teacher, he’d created and operated the World of the Bible Archaeological Museum and Pilgrim Center near Jerusalem. It was a conglomeration of his life’s work, the pinnacle of his career, and what […]

Whitewater Changes a City

December 17th, 2014

Story By: Derek Thompson. Video By: Sarah Bales & Marti Frederick. Seconds after the explosives crew breached the first section of the dam, the Chattahoochee River’s natural power poured through. That spring day of 2012 seemed to be scripted when a bald eagle soared over the Columbus, Georgia, rapids, according to John Turner, chairman of […]

Southern Eagle Soaring

December 17th, 2014

Story By: Lindsey Watts. The Roosevelt Memorial Airport is home of Southern Eagle Soaring and the four gliders that have been bringing members of the club together for the last 22 years. The club was originally started in Tuskegee, Alabama, by Glenn Lawler, Henry Baker and George Kling when the three were struck with the […]

Flying History

December 17th, 2014

Story By: Brian Stultz. Video By: Kyle Nazario. Driving around LaGrange, Georgia, you might sometimes see old planes out of the 1940’s flying around. Don’t panic. We aren’t under attack by Germany. It is probably just Joe Fagundes and other plane enthusiasts participating in their hobby of both flying and preserving old World War II […]