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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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Moody, Alabama

From cattle crossing to boomtown Story by Paul South Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Moody Realtor Paula Krafft grew up in nearby Leeds and has a vivid, fond childhood memory of the city when it was literally a no-stoplight town. “We used to come through Moody on the way to the lake,” Krafft said, recalling […]

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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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Springville, AL

Marching to its own rhythm Story by Paul South Photos by Susan Wall In one sense, Springville rocks to the gentle rhythm of a quintessential Southern small town, where folks speak to everyone – even strangers – on the street. In the mornings, locals and visitors feast on steaming plates of biscuits and gravy at […]

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Heart of Pell City

A Group Effort Story by Paul South Photos by Susan Wall When it began three years ago, Heart of Pell City’s mission was to bolster and grow downtown businesses. In its short history, the nonprofit organization has grown into much, much more. Heart of Pell City wants to put the town on the map as […]

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Ashville, Alabama

Storied past; promising future Story by Paul South Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. “Ashville, the county seat of St. Clair Co., Ala., is a dignified old town, seeming to possess the even tenor of its way at peace with all mankind.” —Mary T. Whitson, The Southern Aegis, Feb. 9, 1910 When Mayor-Elect Derrick Mostella returned […]

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