Archive for the ‘Places’ Category

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 […]

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

Mayberry Meets Waverly Hall

December 18th, 2014

Story By: Valerie Cashin. It shouldn’t be a town people just pass through on their way to Columbus or Warm Springs, Georgia. It shouldn’t be someplace people drive through not taking time to think of the rich sense of community that fills it. But, unfortunately that happens all too often for the community that stretches […]

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 […]

Rocky Brook Rocket

June 7th, 2014

Story By: Nicole Frinzi. Deep into the Historical District of Opelika there is a “hidden treasure”, according to Matthew Battles, area supervisor for the Municipal Park in Opelika, Ala. Municipal Park, at 1102 Denson Drive, has a lot to offer a park goer. Rocky Brook Creek winds its way through the park beneath tall trees. […]

Opelika: From Railroad to Retail

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Elizabeth Wieck. It all began as a few blocks fueled by the railroad. Opelika’s historic downtown has been through its share of hard times, beginning at its inception with the passenger and transportation railway service, to its leveling off and decline in the twentieth century, to its role today as a place of […]

There’s Nothing Wavering About Waverly

December 20th, 2013

Story By: Lainee Ross. There was always talk of Highway 280 bypassing Waverly, Ala., and when that day arrived, Lucille Mormon told all her friends she was going to dance in the street. Although she did not live to see the day when Highway 280 eventually bypassed the town with a population of less than […]

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 […]