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 […]

Old 280 Boogie

October 17th, 2017

Story By: Molly Vines & Karah Rhodes. Where Highway 280 snakes through much of Georgia and Alabama, noted for interlocking some of the South’s most congested routes together to form a swift route to seemingly anywhere, one place you’ll find Highway 280 doesn’t lead to is the quaint, 150-person town of Waverly, Alabama. For Waverly […]

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 […]

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 […]