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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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Jenny Gauld

Her monumental legacy Story by Leigh Pritchett Submitted photos Dr. Jenny Gauld stood 5 feet 3. Yet, those who knew her said her influence in everything she undertook was monumental. From rearing children to helping those in need to establishing a new program at a university, she did it with vision and diligence, they say. […]

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Farm to Table

St. Clair County style food Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Susan Wall Styling by Renee Lilly Home-grown and home-cooked are as common as kudzu around St. Clair County. You don’t have to go far to pick blueberries, find fresh eggs, fresh produce or grass-fed beef and pork, or to satisfy your sweet tooth. […]

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A Unified Vision

Pell City schools setting example with workforce development Story by Graham Hadley Photos courtesy of Pell City School System When it comes to preparing high school students for entry into the workforce, the Pell City School System is doing everything it can to stack the odds in its students’ favor. Part of that process is […]

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