Archive | October, 2012
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Hidden Treasure

Gulf Creek Canyon’s beauty preserved for future generations Story by Samantha Corona Photos by Jerry Martin Photos courtesy of Frank Emory and Ed Orth As the sun rises over Gulf Creek Canyon, Joyce Lanning makes her tea and carries it down to Picnic Point to take it all in. The cabin, nestled in the woods […]

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St. Clair Weddings

Five Perfect Locations Story by Carolyn Stern Photos by Jerry Martin Weddings create lifelong memories. The dress, the colors, the decorations and the food all must be chosen, hopefully pleasing both the bride and the groom. But what about the setting for the vows? That may be one of the most difficult decisions. Here in […]

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Coal City History

When mining helped turn a crossroads into a thriving community Story by Jerry Smith Photos by Jerry Martin Submitted photos In 1910, Coal City was home to some 1,200 souls, far outstripping Ragland’s 600 and Pell City’s 400 combined. In fact, Coal City was once considered for a second county seat, but Pell City was […]

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For Their Service

New veterans home goes above and beyond expectations Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin It may be an overused cliché when a sight is so mesmerizing, so impressive that it takes your breath away. But just inside the grand entrance to the Col. Robert L. Howard Veterans Home is a sight that … […]

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The Ultimate Pony Car and Other Cool Rides

Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Jerry Martin Want a car exactly like Steve McQueen’s “fast machine” from Bullitt? Want to give your vintage Mustang Fastback the latest in modern suspension, engine, exhaust, add air conditioning and power seats and have it meet emissions regulations in all 50 states? Want to turn your SVO into […]

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Outdoor Cooking

Latest entertaining trend going strong in St. Clair County Story by Mike Bolton Photos by Jerry Martin Turn on the DIY Network or HGTV, and you don’t have to watch very long before you’ll see another outdoor kitchen under construction. A number of homeowners are now skipping the patios and decks that have long been […]

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