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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keeping the River

December 17th, 2014

Stories By: Josh Brunner. Video By: Allie Davison. It was the ride of a lifetime for that single soda can. The long, winding turns of the majestic river with the quick current propelling it along made a pleasant journey on that crisp fall day. Up ahead in the distance, the can saw a group of […]

Possum Trot Auction

December 17th, 2014

Video By: Rachael Gamlin. The Possum Trot Auction is held every Friday night “rain or shine” in Seale, AL. Related Story: Butch, John Henry and the Possum Trot Related Story: The Life and Times of Butch & John Henry

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 […]

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 […]

Horace King: Barriers and Bridges

December 11th, 2012

Story By: Will Nease. Covered Bridge at the “Big” Red Oak Creek Logs wider and taller than light posts line the wooden bridge comprised of hundreds of intersecting beams that crisscross more times than a lanyard-making club at summer camp. No nails. Just wooden pegs one-inch in diameter and 10 or 12 inches long pounded […]