Community Connect: Savannah Logan, Writer for The Centreville Press and Local Shenanigan Enthusiast  

By Savannah Logan  


You read my words every week, so I figured it was time I shared a bit more about the writer behind many articles in the Centreville Press these last few years. Without further ado, I, Savannah Logan, have the distinct pleasure to introduce to you, Savannah Logan. 


How long have you been a resident of Bibb County? 

“My whole life, actually! I live in West Blocton, but only in the way that we’re so far out in the middle of nowhere, we needed a zip code and somebody just had to claim us. The birds who wake me up at the buttcrack of dawn each morning, the deer who like my azaleas as much as I do, and the frequently shameless armadillo who like to dig little holes in my yard are my neighbors, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, food delivery would be nice to have, I’ll admit.”  


Savannah, what is one of your favorite things about living in Bibb County, and might I add, your hair just looks so lovely today! 

“Oh, thank you so much, Savannah! You flatter me. You know, I just use a bit of mousse in my hair and let the good Lord decide what kind of hair day I’m going to have. It cannot be understated that the strong sense of community is one of the best parts about living in our county! My son and I have also been enjoying the easy access to the Cahaba Wildlife Refuge more and more lately. Such a great opportunity for us to get out and explore the beautiful world around us.” 


If you could have any superpower to help with both reporting and parenting, what would
it be?

“The ability to clone myself, hands down, no question. There is just too much to get done and too many places to be sometimes!”  


Do you have a phrase or mantra that inspires you in life? 

“I have many, many phrases and mantras that carry me through this life, but I will pick just one for now. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.’ Granted, the first time I heard it was when Joe was consoling Mia for being bullied in one of my favorite movies, The Princess Diaries – but it is a quote that I have never forgotten. 

Honorable mention would have to include my favorite Muppet, Beaker, when he so wisely stated: ‘Meep meep meep.’ How profound.”  


Who is one of your favorite authors? 

“Beyond a doubt, one of my favorite authors has always been C.S. Lewis. While I was first introduced to his writing through The Chronicles of Narnia series as a child, as I got older, I dove more into his theologically and spiritually explorative memoirs such as Surprised by Joy and Mere Christianity which challenged me in remarkable ways. His ability to craft an allegorical world with his words that is both informative and adventurous, as well as use his words to give a voice to the deepest parts of his soul, is something that the writer in me has always deeply admired.”  


What are some random things about you that people might not guess? 

“Well, you may have opened a can of worms with that one, Savannah – which is funny, because I regularly play in the dirt with my son where we dig up worms, and is something we mutually enjoy. A few other things, I suppose: I thoroughly enjoy the look the server sends me askance when I ask for a hamburger with no onions, but a side of onion rings; I have a ‘bug cup’ I use to take bugs safely out of my house, because I believe all life is precious, no matter how small; one of my specialties is a good mom hug; my favorite TV show is The Dick Van Dyke Show; I like words (hope you were sitting down for that shocker of a confession); I believe life is too short to waste time looking for matching socks; and finally, I will never, ever recover from what the CW did to the seventh and final season of Gilmore Girls.”  


How do you like to unwind after a long week of writing stellar articles for The Centreville Press? 

“Unwind? What does that mean? I kid. If I ever have the time to stop and watch a sunset, I do – and this time of year, being eaten alive by clouds of vampiric bugs just makes it all the more tranquil. I like to read, listen to music, and take walks to help my brain wind down, as it is usually going 90 to nothing at all times. As much as I write throughout the week, I also write more as both a creative hobby and in therapeutic, journaling type ways. I also love opening my home up to my friends, where I host regular game nights. Those times of connection and community are so important to me as a person. And who can forget my most tried and true staple – snuggling up on the couch with my son to watch an episode of Bluey together.”  


What’s the funniest thing your child has ever said or done? 

“I don’t know about this being the funniest, but there has been a recent anecdote I could share that people may get a kick out of. One day while out to pick up my lunch, I called to check on my son. He very excitedly asked if I was on my way home, and I told him not yet – I had one more event to cover that day, but I would be home as soon as I could. In response, my three year old said quite matter of factly: ‘Mama, you need to tell your boss that’s pooty booty and stinks like the toilet.’ I laughed so hard that the folks in Taco Bell must have thought I was just really excited about my crunch wrap. I did end up telling my boss, and he laughed and said he couldn’t disagree.”  


If you could interview any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

“Without a doubt in my mind, Dolly Parton. Her heart for others, ability to communicate her soul so creatively, commitment to putting more kindness into the world, and ability to stand steadfast in her own identity in the face of public adversity and scrutiny has always been an inspiration to me. I have a portrait of her that hangs in my house, and when my son gets his monthly book from the Imagination Library, I tell him it’s from Aunt Dolly. I don’t reckon she’d mind.”  


What’s your go-to comfort food after a long day? 

“One of my favorite comfort meals is pad thai. Of course, to get it I have to either make the drive or cook a (not nearly as good) makeshift version myself. But after a long week if I ever want to treat myself, it’s often that I will grab a friend and go or get some to go for myself to bring home and crash on the couch with a good movie.”  


Thank you, Savannah, for sitting down for a spell with me, Savannah, for this enthralling interview. What a time we had together!  

Getting to know your community members of Bibb County one person at a time, we would love for our readers to send us any suggestions on who they think should be highlighted next in our Community Connect feature. We would love to hear from you!