Winter 2016

On the cover — A well-dressed crowd awaits the arrival of someone or something intriguing enough to justify congregating in a field on a cold day, perhaps a dignitary or a barnstorming pilot in a biplane. Like many of Columbus photographer O.N. Pruitt’s images about which little is known, this photograph serves as a portal to a time long past.

On the cover — A well-dressed crowd awaits the arrival of someone or something intriguing enough to justify congregating in a field on a cold day, perhaps a dignitary or a barnstorming pilot in a biplane. Like many of Columbus photographer O.N. Pruitt’s images about which little is known, this photograph serves as a portal to a time long past.

FEATURING

The photographic legacy
of O.N. Pruitt

In his 45 years as a commercial photographer in Columbus, O.N. Pruitt created an indelible portrait of a Southern small town

A Camphouse Thanksgiving
The Campbells are coming — for a holiday feast in Clay County

Christmas in the Country
Cozy up at Janice and Clyde Hollis’ family retreat just across the Alabama state line

Sound Check
The mic is on for Golden Triangle songwriters and musicians

A Red Hot Winter
Fiery fashion for a festive holiday season at Columbus Brick

Desperation Road
Novelist Michael Farris Smith shares an excerpt from his upcoming novel

IN EVERY ISSUE

From the Editor

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

The Avid Reader — Good reads from Columbus’ Leigh Yarborough

The SpotLight — Local gadfly G. E. Light’s take on music and art in the Triangle

One Question — ’Tis soon the season. Do you remember a treasured childhood toy?

3 Inspired People — Derrick Beckom, Nelle Elam and Kay McElroy champion law enforcement, the arts and some very big cats

Personal Space — From rat rods to T-birds, Caledonia’s Killer Thompson has a thing for vintage rides

Into the Woods — Fight a cold, spice a chicken: herbalist Lindsay Wilson on the wonders of smooth sumac

Office With a View — Birds, bats and bush hogging — wildlife biologist Amy Blaylock chats with Shannon Bardwell

Homegrown — West Point’s world-champion caller Preston Pittman on the art of talking turkey

Seven Things — Seven things that tell the story of your life? Former diplomat, world traveler and community volunteer Josie Shumake shares hers

Musicmaker — Tyson Cunningham has gone from center court to singing the gospel at center stage

Food for the Soul — Pit master Jack Hendricks knows the golden rules of preparing tasty venison

Seems to Me — Columbus’ Jiben Roy looks back on his dream of living in America

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

Restaurant Guide

Parting Shot