Archive | April, 2013

Spring in Springville

  The lake that is no more Story by Jerry C. Smith Submitted photos Water is an absolute necessity for any permanent settlement, be it an Indian village or a major city. An area in northern St. Clair County is blessed with five springs, arranged in a circle around a sixth major spring that provided […]

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New Direction

New owners bring changes to historic Springville house Story by Tina Tidmore Photos by Jerry Martin A “For Sale” sign remained in the lawn of a 19th century Springville house for about six years. It has been known as the “Buchanan house” and the “Coupland-George house,” depending on who was living in it at the […]

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Buried Secret

  County’s oldest cemetery a little-known find Story and photos by Jerry Smith Most of Pell City’s departed are nicely memorialized in several spacious, well-known cemeteries; among them Oak Ridge, the largest; Valley Hill (which lies neither in a valley nor on a hill); New Hope (Truitt); and Mt. Zion. But the city’s original burial […]

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Garry House Cafe

  It’s about the history; it’s about the fine food Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin Mark and Melissa Brooks drove past the old house with the “For Sale” sign on a corner of Pell City’s downtown First Avenue a few times before they ventured inside. They kept looking at the house with […]

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White’s Mountain

Music’s spirit alive Story by Samantha Corona Photos by Jerry Martin Submitted photos Up on the mountain top in the early spring, it’s quiet. But inside the house at the bottom of White’s Mountain Lane, the spirit of bluegrass music is alive and well. Pictures cover the dining room table, and there are many more […]

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Safe-Room Wine Cellar

  Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin Intricately hand-carved details of vines and grapes etched into the thick, wooden door hint that just on the other side lies a special room. When John and Sue Pat DuBose built their new home along the shore of Logan Martin Lake, they knew winds on the […]

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