Archive | June, 2015

Iola Roberts

A 60-Year Legacy Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Photos courtesy Pell City Library Archives Iola Roberts Elementary seems more of a tradition than simply a school. And its namesake would probably applaud that notion. After all, Miss Iola Roberts more than earned her name on the school that has since seen […]

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Chicken Head Run

Zachary Mason: And the Music Lives On Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Michael Callahan Submitted photos On a cool, spring morning in April, offering only a slight hint of warmer weather ahead, hundreds of people gathered at Pell City Lakeside Park in memory of Zachary Mason. The next day would have been his birthday. […]

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Making Beautiful Music

St. Clair teachers’ latest recording topping charts Story by Jim Smothers Photos by Jim Smothers, Wallace Bromberg Jr. and Graham Hadley Their students may have noticed Shannon and Heather Slaughter were in an especially happy mood in mid-May, and it wasn’t just because the last day of school was approaching. This bluegrass performing couple just […]

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Mud Racing

A whole new kind of racing comes to St. Clair County Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Michael Callahan and Graham Hadley Video by Graham Hadley From private parties to massively popular competition racing, Beaver Creek Offroad Park is St. Clair County’s place for fun in the sun with mud. When Allison Morgan and her […]

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Texas Longhorns

Welcome to Springville’s Lazy M Farm Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Wallace Bromberg Mack Morgan greeted recent visitors to his Lazy M Farm with a huge, longhorn steer named Moonlight on a halter and lead rope, as if the steer were a horse and Morgan was about to saddle up for a ride. […]

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Help Is On the Way

When Disaster Strikes Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos by Ben Chandler and Ellen Tanner “Jesus is the hope that calms life’s storms.” The marquee message at Friendship Baptist Church in Odenville one March evening seemed quite appropriate because, inside the building, a large group of people was learning how […]

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