Archive | February, 2016

Alabama Barbecue

When it comes to ‘cue, St. Clair joints are smoking hot Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. It was the Year of Alabama Barbecue, a year that had the state’s Tourism Department asking, “Whose ‘cue is best?” Its online contest pitted barbecue joints from across the state against each other in […]

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Always There

Recognized as one of the top female-owned businesses Story by Graham Hadley For the past several years, one Pell City business that prides itself in making life easier for its clients has consistently received top marks in the Alabama business world. Always There In-Home Care, which specializes in providing medical care and assistance to people […]

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Marcus H. Pearson

Tales of a Springville inventor, entrepreneur Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos courtesy Carol Waid Marcus H. Pearson was a small, quiet, humble man, with big ideas that made an impact on farmers, herdsmen and churchgoers. Those big ideas netted two patents (one when he was just 26), made putting […]

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Hiram Premiere

Young Hank Williams world premiere coming to CEPA Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. At age 29, it hardly seemed enough time to become a legend. But Hiram King Williams, known to most as Hank, possessed an innate musical genius that propelled him to superstardom by the time he was 25. For […]

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Mountain Delight

Bluff View retreat a feast for eyes and soul Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Cindy Massey never really thinks of herself as lucky. She knows it. All she has to do is take a panoramic look around the 130 acres of bluffs, a rushing creek, wide open pasture and enveloping woods […]

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Triple Crown Bouldering

Horse Pens 40 part of epic competition Story and photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Horse Pens 40, high atop Chandler Mountain, is a destination point, or you might say a series of destination points, for boulder climbers from around the country, Canada and beyond. As home to one of the finest sandstone bouldering fields in […]

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