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ASPCI to the rescue

Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Susan Wall and Arline Lynch On a brisk Saturday morning this fall, a group of foster parents gathered in a Pell City parking lot to say their goodbyes. In their care had been 25 puppies  — loved, nurtured, protected – as if they were their own. Just like a […]

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Pell City’s Rachel Baribeau

A legendary, lasting legacy, making her mark on air, world Story by Paul South Photos by Eric Adkins Submitted photos NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Not so long ago, Rachel Baribeau connected with a long-time friend from St. Clair County, the place Baribeau has called home since sixth grade. “You’re a legend around here, you know,” the […]

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Help Is On the Way

When Disaster Strikes Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos by Ben Chandler and Ellen Tanner “Jesus is the hope that calms life’s storms.” The marquee message at Friendship Baptist Church in Odenville one March evening seemed quite appropriate because, inside the building, a large group of people was learning how […]

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St. Vincent’s St. Clair Three Years

Surgical Services above equal Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. It’s been three years since the dream of a new hospital in St. Clair County officially became a reality when the new St. Vincent’s St. Clair opened its doors just across Interstate 20 from the center of Pell City. The underlying goals […]

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Key to the City

Community pays tribute to ‘Peanut’ Bill Seales Story by Leigh Pritchett Photography by Michael Callahan Aug. 11, 2014, was a run-of-the-mill Monday for probably most people in St. Clair County. But that was not the case for Bill Seales. The man lovingly known as “Peanut Bill” had been summoned to the City Council meeting that […]

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On a Mission

Christy Minor follows in her grandparents’ footsteps Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Michael Callahan Submitted photos by Christy Minor It’s a legacy of mission work that has taken Christy Church Minor halfway around the world and back again — six times. But it’s a calling to a continent she seems to have been destined […]

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