Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

Jontavious Willis

November 17th, 2017

Story By: Karah Rhodes & Molly Vines. “Unique. It’s me.” Sitting on a deep cushioned couch in the family living room while resting his hands on his first acoustic guitar, twenty-one-year-old Jontavious Willis pauses a moment, thoughtfully considering how to describe his sound. His friends and family call him “Quon.” Two time Grammy Award winner […]

Old 280 Boogie

October 17th, 2017

Story By: Molly Vines & Karah Rhodes. Where Highway 280 snakes through much of Georgia and Alabama, noted for interlocking some of the South’s most congested routes together to form a swift route to seemingly anywhere, one place you’ll find Highway 280 doesn’t lead to is the quaint, 150-person town of Waverly, Alabama. For Waverly […]

Pure Life Studios

September 13th, 2017

Story By: Karah Rhodes & Molly Vines. If you take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life and head forty minutes north toward LaGrange, Georgia, you’ll find that one of the South’s best treasures is found not by sight alone. Sometimes, all you have to do is listen. Located in the dense […]

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 […]

Beeba’s Bottles

November 25th, 2014

Story By: Sam Jackson. The Riverbrook neighborhood in Columbus, Georgia, looks like any other. A sunny Monday afternoon drive through the quiet subdivision reveals all the typical staples of modern suburbia: an American flag hangs limply from its mount on a front porch, a husband and wife walk their children inside after picking them up […]

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 […]

Wes Cochran: Collecting & Sharing

October 26th, 2013

Story By: Alessio Summerfield and Daniel Oramas. LaGrange, GA is home to the most Andy Warhol prints per capita in the United States. The primary reason for that statistic is an art collector, and LaGrange native, Wesley Cochran. Mr. Cochran, and his wife Missy, have been collecting Warhol prints, along with prints for their 20th […]

A Booth at the Opera

April 23rd, 2013

Story By: Quay Garrett and Austin penny. When you take a step into the Springer Opera House, you instantly feel as though you’ve been transported back to 1871. The rich history of the opera house can easily be found in books or on the internet. We, however, learned a part of the story that may […]

A Colorful Story

April 23rd, 2013

Story By: Whitney Bonham. Video By: Laura Benz and Kati Minter. Imagine watching time slip by slowly. Each hand of the clock seems to drag. The seconds pass by as slow as dripping molasses. Tick. Tock. A heart monitor depicts a line with several peaks. It moves across a digital screen revealing electrical activity and […]