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Dry Creek Farms

Cattle during the week, weddings on weekends Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Michael Callahan What started as letting a few friends “borrow” their barn to hold weddings has turned into a full-fledged event venue for the St. John Family in Pell City. Unlike other barns built specifically for events, this one is a […]

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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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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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Last Call at Local Color

Springville’s ‘colorful’ music spot closing its doors, unless … Story by Paul South Photos by Susan Wall and Jerry Martin and courtesy of Local Color Imagine a magical music box that when opened played music from virtually every era. And from the box wafted the sweet aroma of cornbread cooked in a black, cast-iron skillet […]

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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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Star Gazing Chandler Mountain

Chandler Mountain lures star gazers Story and photos by Jim Smothers Submitted photos Every month members of the Birmingham Astronomical Society make their way up Chandler Mountain past Horse Pens 40 for a cliffside “Star Party” to enjoy their hobby and the company of other like-minded individuals. Well, almost every month — if it’s cloudy, […]

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