Archive for the ‘History’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cotton Mill Memories

December 17th, 2014

Video By: Rachel Lundberg. A look back at the cotton mill heritage of Valley and Lanett, Alabama.

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 […]

Song of the CCC

November 25th, 2014

Story By: Derek Herscovici. “To Young Men With Ambition” begins the handbook of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an out-of-print publication that at one time found its way into the hands of millions of young men. A clarion call to the depths of the Great Depression, a way out of economic ruin and unemployment, the foot […]

Tradition Never Fades

November 25th, 2014

Story By: Allison Mynard. Video By: Alex Derencz. In historic Downtown Opelika, Coca-Cola is refreshing the community with a newly discovered but old attraction. This discovery, housed in one of the Opelika’s oldest businesses, is surrounded by history and hardware. Winston Smith T. Building Supply Company has been bustling with retired men convening about their […]

Lanett Pickers

November 4th, 2014

Story By: Peyton Fleming & Meg McGuffin. Hidden in small southern Lanett, Alabama is the home of Heath Hamby. However, some may consider it a museum. From old Coca-Cola buttons to swords used in the French Revolution, Hamby truly has a knack for turning one man’s trash into his own treasure. He calls it his […]

Golden Memories

May 25th, 2014

Story By: Justin Ferguson. Photos By: Kim Lansing. A stiff breeze brings a sudden blast of frigid temperatures across the Chattahoochee River, as if it tagged along with the 18-wheelers and pickup truck crossing the bridge from Phenix City. As soon as these travelers cross the bridge into Columbus—once they pass the classic “Welcome to […]

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 […]