Summer 2014

Catfish Alley Summer 2014 Cover

ON THE COVER: Chase Pridmore models summer fashions along the trails and among the trees of the Plymouth Bluff Center in Columbus — Photographed by Martin Howard




A Vision on the Prairie
Both rustique and refined, Windy Hill, the majestic home and gardens of Nancy Imes displaces time and place in southern Lowndes County

Coon Huntin’ in the Promised Land
Beneath the soil of Colbert County, Ala., dozens of loyal hounds are at rest alongside Key Underwood’s beloved hound, Troop

A Taste for the Arts
Starkville chefs “give back the love” at the annual Forks & Corks fundraiser for the Starkville Area Arts Council

Our Favorite Uncle
Robert Williams, aka Uncle Bunky, has made a career of bringing joy to generations of Golden Triangle children, both on and off the small screen

The Road to Moundville
A day trip into West Alabama yields more than live bait, succulent barbecue and scars of a tornado — There’s healing there, too

Natural Beauty at the Bluff
Summer fashions photographed by Martin Howard along the trails and among the trees of the Plymouth Bluff Center in Columbus


From the Editor

Half-n-HalfA flavorful mix of good things to know, good stuff to buy and a calendar of events coming up this fall in the Golden Triangle and beyond

The Avid ReaderStarkville avid reader Sue Minchew’s top picks

The SpotLightG.E. Light’s take on the Golden Triangle’s cultural milieu

One QuestionWorst summer jobs? The coffee-drinking regulars at Old Waverly Golf Club know a little something about those

3 Inspired PeopleWhether defying time, accidents or obstacles, Bobby Miller, Gary Miller and Paige Lawes are going strong

Food for the Soul — The Swoopes do shrimp down on Tibbee Creek in Lowndes County

Personal Space  If the walls of Charles Rogers’ garage could talk, they’d tell you the story of, well, Charles Rogers

Fields of Gold — Margaret and Jacky Triplett’s fields shine bright with sunflowers in Noxubee County

Musicmaker — Simeon Weatherby’s road to cool jazz came with some hard knocks

Seven Things  West Point’s Anna Jones’ seven things tell a story that crosses continents

Bartender’s Choice Nobody knows what the Triangle is drinking better than Kermit Parham and Johnnie Brown

Seems to MeColumbus outdoorsman Ronnie Guyton knows a little something about fishing local waters

A Letter HomeColumbus native Allen Bryan writes home from New England, where he is busy growing bugs and pouring potions

Social CallA photographic look at area events and who’s been out and about

Parting Shot