Archive | August, 2011
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Coming home to the Cove

By Carolyn Stern Photos by Jerry Martin Traveling from Pell City or Ashville to Oneonta on US 231 North, you might easily miss a road sign on the right, just after mile marker 242. It reads “Beason Cove Road.” However, if it catches your eye, and you turn, following the narrow road down a hill […]

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Alabama Gold

By David Story Photos by Jerry Martin Without flowering plants, there would be no honey. It’s all about the nectar, says beekeeper and self-proclaimed “bee doctor” Jimmy Carmack, who’s appeared on numerous local TV shows and radio shows promoting honeybee issues. Owner of Carmack Farms in Odenville along with others in the state, he has […]

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Rising From the Rubble

By Loyd McIntosh Photos by Jerry Martin and Loyd McIntosh On a blazing hot Saturday in mid-June, Gary Liverett drives his white pickup truck onto the property of Alpha Ranch, the ministry for young adult boys he founded more than 20 years ago. Fresh from picking up his son, Chris, a real estate agent in […]

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St. Clair’s Savory Summer Produce

By Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin The sign is like a portal to the South from spring and into the fall, beckoning one and all to come have a taste: FRESH PRODUCE, it says. In the sweltering heat of a Southern summer, roadside stands and farmers’ markets peddle palate-pleasing delights straight from the garden. […]

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Discover St. Clair Edition 1

Open publication – Free publishing – More alabama

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Stephan Goin (left) and Brandon Roe nab a big one on Logan Martin.

Catfish Noodling

Noodling: noun 1. Fishing for catfish using only bare hands, practiced primarily in the southern United States. The noodler places his hand inside a discovered catfish hole. — Wikipedia 2. A form of fishing in which someone runs into a lake and searches for holes on the bottom with his foot. Then he inserts his […]

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