G.W. Caldwell first started in funeral services in 1910 while living in Gay. Hearses were still horse-drawn and embalming was only provided upon the family's request.
Bear Creek Golf Course, located in Monroe, didn't always look the way it does today.
Hard workers aren't made, but born.
It started with a choice.
Hometown Realty owner and longtime Covington resident Darlene Smallwood has spent the last eight years building a reputation for helping her customers. The business, located on Hazelbrand Road, has become known in the community for those efforts.
Three high school buddies, Shane Millwood, Denny Hewell and Jason Smith, founded SteelCo Buildings in 2001.
Bright and early at 6:30 every morning, Director Marilynn Kitt stands at the front doors of Sala Learning and Development Center, located on Fairview Commons Drive, to greet the arriving children and parents.
As Tommy Cook, armed with an electromagnetic field reader and a flashlight, coolly leads a group of paranormal enthusiasts along the dirt road leading to an old church, his daughter Kristen trails behind him, bundled and quivering under the cold drizzle of the October night.
Growing from a handful of volunteers to more than 250, the Covington Y has come a long way.
"Everybody and their brother these days are buying gold, but if you want the best service and the best price, you come to us."
"If you've never owned a golf cart, you don't know what you're missing," says Fat Boys Golf Carts owner Steve Smallwood. "Once you get one, it's hard to do away with it."
It's all about propane.
Over the years, Susan Boss noticed a disturbing pattern among many of her customers. Every time she turned around, another customer had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Every now and then, a parent will bring their child into Direct Gold Outlet Inc. for a little slice of history.
"In today's society, we've lost having a doctor," says Dr. Michelle Plaster. "We want people to know they have a doctor. We want to keep them out of the emergency room or the minute clinics."