Chipley, FL: Boyhood home of the real “Atticus Finch”

The death of Harper Lee on Friday (2/19/2016) took lovers of Southern literature by surprise. She is best remembered, of course, for her monumental novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a story about coming of age in a small Southern town and is filled with memorable characters, good and bad. Principal among these is a […]

John Gorrie statue threatened with removal

A South Florida legislator wants to see the statue of Dr. John Gorrie pulled down and removed from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gorrie, a 19th century resident of Apalachicola, was the inventor of the ice machine and artificial refrigeration. His work and theories paved the way for the development of air conditioning, […]