Archive | April, 2016

Wrestler and more

Wrestler, sawmill operator, Dad – Answering the call Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Michael Callahan Cliff Horsley waits behind the curtain while the ring announcer pumps up the audience. He thinks about the wrestling matches he watched on television and at Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium when he was growing up. He thinks about his […]

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Pell City’s Rachel Baribeau

A legendary, lasting legacy, making her mark on air, world Story by Paul South Photos by Eric Adkins Submitted photos NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Not so long ago, Rachel Baribeau connected with a long-time friend from St. Clair County, the place Baribeau has called home since sixth grade. “You’re a legend around here, you know,” the […]

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Coyote Drive-In

Coming attractions: Drive-in, miniature golf heading to Leeds area Story by Graham Hadley and Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Artwork from Coyote Drive-In If you’re old enough to remember movie nights under the stars with plenty of popcorn devoured in the backseat of your parents’ car, prepare to reimagine those times as the […]

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Terresa Horn

A song to sing, a story to tell Story by Linda Long Photos by Susan Wall Submitted photos Terresa Horn was born to sing. No doubt about that on this Saturday night at the Dega Brewhouse in Talladega. The cowboy-booted, country music singing grandma belts out a rousing rendition of Ode to Billy Joe, a […]

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Father, son hike Appalachian Trail for ‘Julie’ Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Bennett and Henry Fisher It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For Pell City’s Henry and Bennett Fisher, the journey of more than 2,000 miles began with a bucket list, a keen sense of […]

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Cecil’s Music

Mandolin maker’s special creations Story by Jerry C. Smith Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Breakfast time at Jack’s Family Restaurant in Pell City is a busy, noisy affair, as dozens of loquacious locals begin their day with tater tots, sausage biscuits, cinnamon buns, and currently relevant chitchat. But 85-year-old Cecil Blount of New London can […]

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