Archive | April, 2014

Zeke Gossett

Fishing phenom continues winning ways Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos When Curtis Gossett took his six year-old son Zeke to fish in a local tournament, he noticed something a bit different about his boy and his prowess with a rod and reel. “I told his mom there was something […]

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Dr. R.A. Martin

A legacy remembered Story by Jerry Smith Submitted photos January 8, 1953, was a cold, rainy day. Pell City’s town physician knew he had little choice but to attend a special meeting at the county courthouse. The good doctor had discouraged this meeting, even threatened to not attend, but the city fathers prevailed. As he […]

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Richey’s Grocery

Everything under one roof Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Debbie Crump recounted some of the goings-on at Richey’s Grocery and then just had to chuckle. “There’s a story every day. We could write a book, and it would be a best-seller,” said Crump, who with her husband, Jimmy, owns Richey’s Grocery. […]

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Dancing With Our Stars

Taking to the dance floor for a good cause Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Pell City Fire Medic Andrew Minyard grinned and said being asked to dance before an audience is akin to blackmail. Laura Shier is uncomfortable being the center of attention. So agreeing to dance in a public setting […]

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Old Farts Farm

St. Clair County’s grand menagerie Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Michael Callahan Behind an unassuming front yard and garden, Sue and Al Maddox maintain one of the greatest menageries of interesting and exotic animals in St. Clair County. It started 15 to 20 years ago with a weekly ladies day out to the farmers […]

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Rodeo Business

County pins hopes on new arena Story by Mike Bolton Photos by Mike Callahan Hoping to cash in on a trend that is paying big dividends for cities and counties across Alabama and other southern states, St. Clair County is ready to begin a venture into the rodeo business. The $1 million St. Clair County […]

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