Archive | May, 2017

Alabama Bicentennial

Alabama Humanities launches Bicentennial exhibit in Moody Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Michael Callahan Forward thinking and a prompt application helped St. Clair County become the first stop for the 18-month tour of Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit, an impressive blend of state history, culture and humanities. After its debut in Montgomery […]

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Springville Museum

Quest to Preserve Past a Labor of Love Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Michael Callahan Designed and curated by history-loving volunteers, the Springville Museum takes visitors on a tour of people, events and artifacts of the St. Clair County town named for its natural springs, known for its historic downtown and a famous […]

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Workforce Development

Learning the job on the job Story and Photos by Graham Hadley Photos courtesy of Garrison Steel When he was growing up, John Garrison’s greatest challenge was to work his way up from high school student to one day owning an industry-leading metal fabrication and erection company. Today, that company, Garrison Steel, employs more than […]

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Harry Charles McCoy

From the Heart Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Graham Hadley Contributed Photos Friends and co-workers describe Harry Charles McCoy as a hardworking, dedicated, humble, compassionate “gentle giant” with unfailing integrity, a man who started work at age 12 and whose determination and caring spirit helped him become an enterprising business man and highly-respected […]

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Opry Lives on in Gallant

Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Susan Wall Late in the evening, about sundown, High on a hill up above the town, Uncle Pen played the fiddle, Lordy, how it would ring, You could hear it talk, you could hear it sing. Bill Monroe’s Uncle Pen would have felt right at home at Old […]

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Generations of Business

Harbison’s Tire and Auto Service Sylvia’s Birdbath and Beyond Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Graham Hadley On the surface, automobile tires and motor oil have absolutely nothing in common with bird baths and concrete statuary. In Argo, however, they are the products of two independent, family-owned shops that share a similar history. Harbison’s Tire & […]

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