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Pirate’s Island

A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos Drone Photo by David Smith, Star Aerial It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the […]

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Light Flight

Daring men and their flying machines Story and photos by Jerry C. Smith A stand-up comic once joked, “If God had meant for people to fly, He would have given them a lot more money.” He got pained laughs from several private pilots in his audience who knew what it costs to get a license, […]

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Father, son hike Appalachian Trail for ‘Julie’ Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Bennett and Henry Fisher It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For Pell City’s Henry and Bennett Fisher, the journey of more than 2,000 miles began with a bucket list, a keen sense of […]

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Triple Crown Bouldering

Horse Pens 40 part of epic competition Story and photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Horse Pens 40, high atop Chandler Mountain, is a destination point, or you might say a series of destination points, for boulder climbers from around the country, Canada and beyond. As home to one of the finest sandstone bouldering fields in […]

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River Hero

Doug Morrison, a strong voice for conservation Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Doug Morrison does not consider himself to be a hero. He is just a man who appreciates God’s green earth, blue skies and crystal-clear waters, and he wants to keep them that way. The Alabama Rivers Alliance sees it […]

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Working Breeds

Leeds trainers teaching dogs to herd sheep Story and photos by Jim Smothers There’s a bond between people and their dogs like no other – a type of teamwork found in few other relationships. That’s what got Kim Crenshaw hooked on dog training, and what led her to Doyle Ivie. Together they are offering a […]

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