Archive | October, 2017

Pell City Growing

Story and photos by Carol Pappas Photos by Graham Hadley Driving around Pell City these days is like being on a tour of a boom town. Rooftops are going up. Steel framework for major businesses is being erected. Construction in various phases is under way in many parts of the city. And the benefits aren’t […]

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Northside Medical Home Opening

Expansion creating a special place in Pell City Story and Photos by Carol Pappas Photos by Graham Hadley It is hard to imagine that from a small office on John Haynes Drive, a mere 3,000 square feet, that a sprawling medical home could rise a decade and a half later. But on Pell City’s north […]

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Battle for St. Clair High School

1908 battle for location of county high school lands in Odenville Story by Joe Whitten Photos by Graham Hadley Submitted Photos When Braxton Bragg Comer was elected governor in 1906, among his goals was upgrading Alabama schools. In 1907, legislation passed to establish county high schools in counties where there was not already a state-supported […]

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St. Clair Remembers

Epic tales from the men and women who went to war Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Graham Hadley Contributed Photos It may be cliché, but if the walls of the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home could talk, my, oh my, the stories they could tell. But short of talking walls and such, […]

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Riverside, Alabama

A diamond in the rough Story by Paul South Photos by Graham Hadley  “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” —Norman Maclean (cq), Author A story about this small, but growing St. Clair County town has an obvious beginning: The Coosa River. Across the millennia, civilizations have been drawn to […]

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Faulkner Farms

From tomatoes to cattle, Cash brothers eyeing success Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Susan Wall Among the numerous farms along St. Clair County Road 33 is one reminiscent of Wyoming’s countryside. Its great expanse of grazing land is bordered by gently sloping, tree-lined hills. Artesian-fed Beaver Creek winds through the 471 acres, tumbling over […]

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