Spring 2017

Rodeo bull breeder Blake Sharp poses with Hammer Slinger at his farm on Shaeffer’s Chapel Road in Lowndes County. Photographed by Luisa Porter on Dec. 30, 2016

Rodeo bull breeder Blake Sharp poses with Hammer Slinger at his farm on Shaeffer’s Chapel Road in Lowndes County. Photographed by Luisa Porter on Dec. 30, 2016

FEATURING

Bunch of Bull
Blake Sharp’s bucking bulls thrill rodeo fans in arenas from Manhattan to Las Vegas

Independent Spirits
Area tradespeople ply age-old skills in a disposable world

Arts and Crafts
Debby and Brent Funderburk’s jewel of a cottage on the edge of the MSU campus

Make Mine Bourbon
A connoisseur offers a paean to the royalty of Southern sipping whiskeys

The Gift of Art
June Gibson nurtures a creative flame in her own way

Fashion That Rocks
Take a cue from the world of rock ‘n’ roll … anything goes this spring

IN EVERY ISSUE

Local Blend
Good things to know, good stuff to buy and good reads from Columbus’ Krista Green

One Question
You’ve won the lottery! Once the bills are paid, what’s your first big splurge?

3 Inspired People
From the courthouse to the classroom, Ava Harris, Dorothy Porter and Lauren Zarandona have that special touch

Outdoor Life
Pat Ogden reads her land like a history book, one she’s adding pages to

Personal Space
Be it Peterbilt engines or vintage Singers, retired engineer Dave Deacon loves to tinker

Food for the Soul
It doesn’t get more Southern than poke sallet … or Jan Bennett

Into the Woods
The versatile but much maligned pokeberry

In Writing
Catherine Pierce’s “An Apologia for Taking Things for Granted” from her newly released book of poems, The Tornado Is the World

Musicmaker
For four decades J. Dee McKay has been an integral part of the area’s music scene, be it in the band or on the boards

Seven Things
Seven things that tell the story of your life? Flying and tennis have been ever-present components of Dudley Bearden’s life

Event Calendar
A comprehensive listing of openings, concerts and literary events

Social Call
A look at who’s been out and about in the Golden Triangle and beyond