Archive | October, 2014
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Key to the City

Community pays tribute to ‘Peanut’ Bill Seales Story by Leigh Pritchett Photography by Michael Callahan Aug. 11, 2014, was a run-of-the-mill Monday for probably most people in St. Clair County. But that was not the case for Bill Seales. The man lovingly known as “Peanut Bill” had been summoned to the City Council meeting that […]

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Howard Hill

World’s Greatest Archer Story by Jerry C. Smith Photography by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos Schoolboys often dream of marrying a favorite teacher, but Howard Hill of Shelby County actually pulled it off and, with her help and support, became a true legend in his own time, the World’s Greatest Archer. Ashville’s Elizabeth Hodges had […]

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C.A.S.P.I.R.

Working to explain  the unexplainable “From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night Good Lord, deliver us!” — Traditional Scottish prayer Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photography by Michael Callahan A 4-year-old Moody boy sees a stranger in his house during the wee hours of the morning. A […]

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Pumpkin Paradise

Another Chandler Mountain natural wonder Story by Carol Pappas Photography by Wallace Bromberg Jr. She jokingly refers to herself with the moniker, “the pumpkin lady.” If someone gets lost atop Chandler Mountain and can’t find her house, just tell the neighbors you’re looking for the pumpkin lady, she said. That’s the easiest way to reach […]

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Tough Man Triathlon

Event a huge win for Pell City community Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Michael Callahan At daybreak, hundreds of athletes lined the beach at Pell City Lakeside Park in mid-August, donned swim caps and readied for the first leg of Team Magic’s Tough Man Triathlon. More than 350 three-sport athletes representing 16 states got […]

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Blair Farm

An Odenville Landmark Story by Carol Pappas Photography by Wallace Bromberg Jr. A weathered, vintage sign points the way from US 411 in Odenville. Tarnished by age, it’s hard to tell where its burgundy background ends and the rust begins. As you get a little closer, the white letters and arrow come into view, whimsically […]

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