Archive | August, 2012

Go Build Alabama

Garrison Steel owner hopes he and his workers can open career doors for others Story by GiGi Hood Photos by Jerry Martin If you looked on a map for the road to success, the most prevalent highway would seem to be the one that leads to and goes through most institutions of higher learning. Attending […]

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A Railroad Runs Through It

Tracks from a bygone era cross St. Clair Story by Jerry Smith Photos by Jerry Smith and Jerry Martin Submitted timetables from the Stanley Burnett Collection Folks in Odenville, Alabama, often use the train trestle which crosses US 411 as a landmark for giving directions, but few except the very old are aware of the […]

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Forever Wild

  Exploring the possibility of a Big Canoe Creek Preserve Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Michael McKenzie Submitted photos For Springville’s Laura McKenzie, Big Canoe Creek is more than just a picturesque stream that meanders lazily through St. Clair County. It’s her science classroom, her family’s recreation area and an environmental wonder all rolled […]

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A Day at the Rodeo

Project organizers hope to ultimately create a major regional attraction Story by Loyd McIntosh Photos by Jerry Martin The sun beats down on a stretch of gravel road and grass near Odenville as two men sit on some wooden bleachers next to a structure they hope will become the best unkept secret in St. Clair […]

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Architectural Eye Candy

Living in a work of art Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Jerry Martin Jimmie Nell Miller is an artist and former interior decorator who likes to go to open houses and read Architectural Digest for the eye candy. But the Pell City home she shares with husband, Ray, is like eye candy to […]

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Barn Owls on the Lake

Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin and Kathy Henry Hagan, the last of the barn owls to leave their roost in July, flew the coop from an unlikely perch — the rafters of a covered pier on Pell City’s Logan Martin Lake. He, his brothers and mother took up residence some weeks earlier. […]

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