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 […]

Story Time at Hawkes Library

December 28th, 2016

Story By: Sydney Johnson. Hawkes Library began as a place for the youth in West Point, Georgia to educate themselves. 90 years later, the library has developed into a historical landmark for all ages to enjoy. Related Story: Hawkes Library

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

Pine Mountain Valley’s Silver Lining

October 1st, 2015

Story By: Taylor Ennis. The vast Oak Mountain ridge blanketed in native pine has peered over the Valley of Hope for more than 80 years. Its vibrant landscape witnessed the growth of a community founded on perseverance and the faith to start over in life and work. Today, a single neon green highway sign marked […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]