Archive | September, 2015

For Our Veterans

Pell Citian a part of history in Iwo Jima Story by Jim Smothers Photos by Jim Smothers and Michael Callahan Contributed photos You’ve probably seen the famous photo of the five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken, and is […]

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Working Breeds

Leeds trainers teaching dogs to herd sheep Story and photos by Jim Smothers There’s a bond between people and their dogs like no other – a type of teamwork found in few other relationships. That’s what got Kim Crenshaw hooked on dog training, and what led her to Doyle Ivie. Together they are offering a […]

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Tutwiler Home

Masterpiece by the water Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Michael Callahan Howard and Linda Tutwiler seem the perfect match. They like to create beauty around them. And a look inside and outside their Logan Martin Lake home reveals that together, they have a talent for doing just that. Howard, a designer  by trade, calls […]

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Locks of the Coosa

Steamboat A-Comin’ Captain Lay raises the bar Story by Jerry C. Smith Photos by Jerry C. Smith Submitted photos In the two years surrounding the end of the Civil War, Capt. Cummins Lay set a Coosa River record that remains unbroken today; he’s the only river pilot to navigate a steamboat over the Coosa’s entire […]

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The Kitchen

Good food, good friends and The Kitchen, a winning trio Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. It’s Thursday morning in Pell City, the sun barely peeking over the horizon to usher in another day. Inside the restaurant just off Alabama 34, Kat Tucker scurries in and out of the tiny kitchen, making […]

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Fresh Produce Central

Chandler Mountain: The tomato capital of Alabama Story Leigh Pritchett Photos by Michael Callahan Two pieces of white bread glazed with mayonnaise. Slices of a fat, juicy, vine-ripened tomato still warm from the sun. A sprinkling of salt and pepper. A good ole tomato sandwich is a summertime delicacy. And St. Clair County’s Chandler Mountain […]

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