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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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Expanding LakeLife

Stickers, clothing, websites and more Partners by Design Inc., a Pell City-based multimedia marketing company in historic downtown, has expanded its LakeLife brand with new products, an online store and retail outlets. It started out as a way to promote Logan Martin Lake, and we did so with our website,, and social media accounts. […]

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A Unified Vision

Pell City schools setting example with workforce development Story by Graham Hadley Photos courtesy of Pell City School System When it comes to preparing high school students for entry into the workforce, the Pell City School System is doing everything it can to stack the odds in its students’ favor. Part of that process is […]

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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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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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