Spring 2016

Neely Tucker

Novelist Neely Tucker photographed at the ruins of Longview in Oktibbeha County by Luisa Porter in early November 2015


The Pull of Home
Novelist, Washington Post journalist and Oktibbeha County native Neely Tucker revisits his roots

Easy Riders
A look at motorcycle culture in the Golden Triangle goes to show, you never know who you’ll find on the back of a bike

On the Air
Steve Ellis and Anthony Craven — WMSV’s then and now

By Design
Jean and Richard Ferguson’s Columbus home showcases a designing mind at work

Hospitality & Hot Sauce
Discover unexpected delights in this small Alabama town where “neighbors are neighbors” and burgers are served on Blue Willow

For the Birds
Alvin Bobo is busy perfecting bee boxes and bird houses in Columbus

Spring Returns to Waverley
It’s the season of rejuvenation in the realm of fashion — and at Waverley Mansion in West Point

From the Publisher
Catfish Alley at 5 — A look at the first five years of Catfish Alley magazine


From the Editor 

Local Blend — Good things to know and good stuff to buy

The Avid ReaderFive books from Cedar Bluff avid reader Johnny Wray’s library

One Question — Midnight ramblings … what do you do when you can’t sleep?

3 Inspired People — Crayton Coleman, Marsha Williams and Roy Friday show us how powerful a little positivity can be

Into the Woods — That’s no weed! Community herbalist Lindsay Wilson champions the medicinal power of the humble backyard dandelion

Musicmaker — Tony Foster at Backstage Music in Starkville is a guitarist’s go-to guy

Food for the Soul — Time to twist some tails: Starkville’s Curt Crissey talks crawfish

Barista’s Choice — Chill with Nine-twentynine Coffee Bar’s Brian Bullard and his cold brew fusion

Personal Space — Janice and Clyde Hollis’ backyard in Columbus has gone to the birds

Seven Things — Seven things that tell the story of your life? Scholar, writer and educator Phyllis Bell Miller shares hers

A Letter Home Native Frank Owen is addicted to travel, in any language

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

Restaurant Guide

Parting Shot