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Backwoods Whitetails

Deer farm in Odenville building a brand, bringing visitors’ smiles Story  by Carol Pappas Photos by Susan Wall Photos courtesy of Backwoods Whitetails Drive through the gates of Backwoods Whitetails in Odenville, and you can’t help but sense you are about to witness something very special. Wind through the property of rolling pastures, a canopy […]

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New life for Little House

History saved and preserved in Springville Story and photos by Jerry C. Smith The Springville Preservation Society refers to it simply as The Little House, but its transformation from forlorn vintage home to a quaint welcome center and community venue is no small story. Built in St. Clair Springs sometime around 1880 (or 1835, depending […]

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A Century of Panther Football

Story by Paul South Photos by Mike Callahan Submitted Photos In the 1970s, like generations of little boys before and after him, David Gulledge lived for fall Friday nights and Pell City High School Panther football. Growing up in Avondale’s Mill Village, the gleam of the stadium lights was for Gulledge and his pals, the […]

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St. Clair Remembers

Epic tales from the men and women who went to war Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Graham Hadley Contributed Photos It may be cliché, but if the walls of the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home could talk, my, oh my, the stories they could tell. But short of talking walls and such, […]

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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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Faulkner Farms

From tomatoes to cattle, Cash brothers eyeing success Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Susan Wall Among the numerous farms along St. Clair County Road 33 is one reminiscent of Wyoming’s countryside. Its great expanse of grazing land is bordered by gently sloping, tree-lined hills. Artesian-fed Beaver Creek winds through the 471 acres, tumbling over […]

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