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The Yazoo City Witch Project

Yazoo City, Mississippi is often called “the gateway to the Delta” – serving as the transition from the state’s eastern bluffs to the mighty Mississippi River to the west. But it is Yazoo City’s terrifying past, made famous by writer Willie Morris, that brings SouthernWayTV.com to the town. According to local legend, a witch wrought the ultimate revenge on the city when, in May 1904, she escaped from her chained tomb and conjured a powerful firestorm that burned most of the community to the ground.

Join SouthernWayTV’s Darrell Lee as he tries to find the abandoned tomb of the Yazoo City Witch in an attempt to find out if the legend is real. What Darrell discovers in the Glenwood Cemetery at night just might shock (and scare) you…

Music from this and every episode posted on SouthernWayTV.com is available to purchase as a digital download at our online music store, www.southernwaymusic.com. Check out SouthernWayMusic.com for original eletronica and dance tunes created by Darrell Lee.

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The (Accidental) Nuclear Attack on South Carolina

The serene Southern community of Florence, South Carolina is like most others – tree-lined streets that hang over a historic downtown. Yet, Florence is note-worthy for another reason. This tranquil city about 80 miles east of Columbia is the only place on American soil that has suffered from the dropping of a nuclear bomb.

In this episode, The SouthernWay’s Darrell Lee travels to Florence to find the crater left behind by this nuclear accident. It takes a little detective work, but Darrell finally finds the bomb site deep in the middle of the woods near Florence.

As always, this episode features music created by Darrell Lee that is available for purchase via digital download.

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UPOs: Unidentified Pensacola Objects

When most people think of Pensacola, FL, they likely think of its miles of peaceful beaches, or the fact that it is the proud home of the military’s Blue Angels. Something strange,however,  is happening over the Pensacola skies. The area is known for an unusually high number of sighting of unidentified objects, what some say are clearly classic UFOs.

In this episode of The Southern Way, Mike Mitchell travels to Pensacola to try to see these UFOs firsthand, especially a glowing red orb that some locals affectionately call “Bubba.” Along the way, Mike finds a home that would make The Jetsons feel right at home.

Have your own experience with UFOs? Leave us a comment and tell us about it…

As always, this episode features music created by Darrell Lee that is available for purchase via digital download.

 

Introducing The Southern Way Video Blog

The American South is, perhaps, the most distinctive of all geographic regions of the nation. Indeed, Southerners actively maintain (and even encourage) an identity that is separate from, but related to, the rest of the United States. The American South has developed its own set of customs, cuisine, literature, folklore, styles of worship and forms of music.

SouthernWayTV.com is currently creating our first set of online video episodes to chronicle the American South. Have an idea or suggestion? Send us the details.

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Our episodes feature music created by Darrell Lee that is available for purchase via digital download.

Prepare to Explore Arkansas

The Natural State of Arkansas shares its borders with 6 other states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee). The state also boasts its own dinosaur. A fossil found within the state’s borders was named, appropriately, the “Arkansaurus.”

At SouthernWayTV.com, we plan to explore the people of this great state and bring you their interesting stories. From the capital of Little Rock, to the banks of the mighty Arkansas River, Arkansas and its people have much to offer.

We’re looking for suggestions about the unique elements of life in Arkansas. Have an idea? Send us a message with your suggestion. Your idea just might be the inspiration for a future episode on SouthernWayTV.com.

Prepare to Explore Tennessee

The Volunteer State of Tennessee takes its name from a Cherokee Indian village in the region called “Tanasie.” With the Mississippi River on its western border and the Appalachian Mountains on its eastern border, Tennessee offers a rich variety of natural resources.

At SouthernWayTV.com, we plan to explore the people of this great state and bring you their interesting stories. From the musical charms of Nashville to the mouth-watering BBQ of Memphis, Tennessee and its people have much to offer.

We’re looking for suggestions about the unique elements of life in Tennessee. Have an idea? Send us a message with your suggestion. Your idea just might be the inspiration for a future episode on SouthernWayTV.com.

Prepare to Explore South Carolina

South Carolina is often called the Palmetto State, a nod to the role the wood of the palmetto tree played in battles with the British army during the American Revolutionary War. During the battle for Sullivan’s Island, clever South Carolinians built a fort using wood from the palmetto tree. When the British fired cannons at the fort, the soft palmetto wood simply absorbed the on-coming cannonballs. Perhaps that spirit led to the selection of the state’s official motto, “Dum Spiro Spero” or “While I breathe, I hope.”

At SouthernWayTV.com, we plan to explore the people of this great state and bring you their interesting stories. From the capital of Columbia, to the state’s highest point atop Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina and its people have much to offer.

We’re looking for suggestions about the unique elements of life in South Carolina. Have an idea? Send us a message with your suggestion. Your idea just might be the inspiration for a future episode on SouthernWayTV.com.

Prepare to Explore Louisiana

In tribute to French King Louis XIV, French explorer Sieur de La Salle in 1682 named what is now known as the State of Louisiana. The French influence on this colorful state is still apparent today – witness the name of its capital city, Baton Rouge.

At SouthernWayTV.com, we plan to explore the people of this great state and bring you their interesting stories. Louisiana bills itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise,” but the state and its people have even more to offer visitors. The people of this state do things according to their own rules. Perhaps that helps explain why the state did not adopt an official flag until 100 years after it joined the Union.

We’re looking for suggestions about the unique elements of life in Louisiana. Have an idea? Send us a message with your suggestion. Your idea just might be the inspiration for a future episode on SouthernWayTV.com.

Prepare to Explore Kentucky

Kentucky takes its name from an Iroquois Indian word – “Ken-tah-ten” – which means “the land of tomorrow.” When many think of the State of Kentucky, they conjure up images of rolling, beautifully fenced farms with pastures full of galloping thoroughbred horses. While neighbor Illinois touts itself as the “land of Lincoln,” Kentuckians known that the 16th President was, in fact, born within their borders.

At SouthernWayTV.com, we plan to explore the people of this great state and bring you their interesting stories. From historic Louisville to the waters of Lake Cumberland, the Bluegrass State and its people have much to offer.

We’re looking for suggestions about the unique elements of life in Kentucky. Have an idea? Send us a message with your suggestion. Your idea just might be the inspiration for a future episode on SouthernWayTV.com.