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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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Workforce Development

Programs changing lives, building business Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Michael Callahan and Graham Hadley A decade ago, if you were a high school student in Alabama, chances are, all eyes were on what was touted as the ultimate prize – a four-year college degree. But about that same time, employers across the state […]

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Hazelwood’s Greenhouses & Nursery

A quarter century of growing nature’s beauty in St. Clair Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Susan Wall John Hazelwood squinted as a streak of sunlight parted cloudy skies above, accentuating the creases in his face – the unmistakable signature of a man whose earned them in a lifetime spent outdoors. It is outside at […]

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A new generation

Cooperative effort key to training skilled labor force Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Michael Callahan and Graham Hadley In this technological and professional age, it is easy for students — and parents and teachers — to focus heavily on high-profile skills involving computers, programming, electronics and web design or to place students on narrow […]

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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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Always There

Recognized as one of the top female-owned businesses Story by Graham Hadley For the past several years, one Pell City business that prides itself in making life easier for its clients has consistently received top marks in the Alabama business world. Always There In-Home Care, which specializes in providing medical care and assistance to people […]

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