Archive for the ‘People’ 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 […]

West Point Lake Floating Classroom

December 18th, 2015

Video By: Kendall Pence. The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s West Point Lake floating classroom–the Miss Sally–provides students the opportunity to learn conservation and river safety while actually on the water. Riverkeeper Henry Jacobs says teaching young people the importance of water is the best way to preserve the river. Related Story: Keeping the River

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]