Archive | April, 2015

Northside Expanding

Looking to create ‘Medical Home’ Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. In 2001, Dr. Rock Helms — not too far removed from medical school — founded a practice in his hometown of Pell City. By 2015, it is setting a new standard in health care for the entire region. Construction crews are […]

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Dancing With Our Stars 2015

Pell City charity event raises $10,000 Photos by Michael Callahan You might call a ticket to it a hot commodity if you looked around the room with a capacity crowd of more than 500 to see the 2015 version of Dancing With Our Stars. And you would be right. Thirteen groups and couples danced their […]

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A Free Lunch

Businesses band together to help feed children Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Michael Callahan “On the count of three. One, two, three!,” beckoned Pell City Superintendent Michael Barber. Sixty young voices — in unison — rang out in an animated reply across the lunchroom of Walter M. Kennedy School. “THANK YOU!,” they said, putting […]

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Handing Over the Reins

Croyle children inherit legacy of love Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. The house buzzed with the afternoon’s activities of five school-age girls. Karen was learning to tune her guitar, and Rosa giggled as photos were snapped of her. Emmalee showed off her newly organized closet. Lorenza discussed her plans to build […]

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Wild Game Dinner

Event attracts more than 350 men Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Jim Smothers The menu could have come from a Montana hunting lodge: smoked venison; bacon-wrapped quail; venison cube steak; venison meatballs; elk spaghetti; wild game gumbo; brunswick stew made with moose, squirrel and wild turkey. But the Wild Game Dinner actually took […]

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Forever Preserved

Big Canoe Creek & Chandler Mountain Orchard Story by Carol Pappas Submitted Photos It’s more than just a job for Wendy Jackson, executive director of the Freshwater Land Trust. When a piece of land, a creek or a stream can be preserved, it’s about the future. It’s about her grandchildren and their grandchildren. It’s about […]

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