Archive for the ‘Attractions’ Category

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 […]

Marietta Farmers Market

December 28th, 2016

Story By: Melissa Mitchell. The Marietta Square Farmers’ Market is rated as one of Atlanta’s best. With over 65 vendors, Georgia residents and visitors shop here on the weekends for unique handmade goods and fresh foods. Some of the local businesses have participated in the market since its establishment in 1834, making this spot a […]

Old Timers and Chimers

April 3rd, 2015

Story By: Kathryn Wood. Video By: Maggie Ferguson. Tick-tock tick-tock. This sound bounces off the walls inside of the historic Gingerbread House in Opelika. Two rooms on both sides of the foyer hold grandfather clocks, anniversary clocks, cuckoo clocks and mantel clocks, just to name a few. The Old Timers & Chimers Clock Shop and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hope Springs Eternal

December 17th, 2014

Story By: Maddie Yerant. Down the winding curves of Georgia’s Highway 27 tucked into a tree-lined hill sits a scattering of buildings both new and old. Some are red brick and traditional, some painted white and peeling, others still with the metallic sheen of a new development. They all sit on browning lawns on a […]

Warm Springs Legacy

December 17th, 2014

Story By: Katie Tynes. Warm Springs, Georgia, was like any rural town in the early 1900s. Population: 400. No electricity, no heat, no plumbing. None of the Gatsby flare of the 20s, and all of the deprivation and depression of the 30s. The town was built around natural springs that run 914 gallons per minute […]