Archive | February, 2017
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Praised Colors

From Sweden to Ragland, artist’s life takes many a turn Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Michael Callahan Marie Barber shooed chickens and a guinea to welcome a visitor one bitterly cold day. Once inside her woodsy home with warm Gulf Coast decor, she smiled and said, “It does feel like Sweden out there.” Living […]

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Argo, Alabama

Blossoming town grows but never forgets its people Story Paul South Photos by Michael Callahan Sometimes a dream – even a city – can begin with a story first told long ago and far away. That’s how Argo started more than two centuries ago, before there was a St. Clair County, or for that matter, […]

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Shall We Dance?

Dale Owen shares music around the world Story by Paul South Submitted Photos As a journalism student at Troy State (now Troy University), Dale Owen landed a job at an AM radio station near campus. “They had a show on Saturday morning that played crooner music,” Owen said. “The station manager just wanted someone to […]

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Dry Creek Farms

Cattle during the week, weddings on weekends Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Michael Callahan What started as letting a few friends “borrow” their barn to hold weddings has turned into a full-fledged event venue for the St. John Family in Pell City. Unlike other barns built specifically for events, this one is a […]

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New Movie Theater and More

Buffalo Wild Wings & Theater Just the Beginning Story by Graham Hadley Contributed art When it comes to the local economy, growth builds growth. That is exactly what is happening along the I-20 corridor in Pell City. What started with a simple gas station at the I-20 and US 231 interchange has grown into something […]

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ASPCI to the rescue

Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Susan Wall and Arline Lynch On a brisk Saturday morning this fall, a group of foster parents gathered in a Pell City parking lot to say their goodbyes. In their care had been 25 puppies  — loved, nurtured, protected – as if they were their own. Just like a […]

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