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Harry Charles McCoy

From the Heart Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Graham Hadley Contributed Photos Friends and co-workers describe Harry Charles McCoy as a hardworking, dedicated, humble, compassionate “gentle giant” with unfailing integrity, a man who started work at age 12 and whose determination and caring spirit helped him become an enterprising business man and highly-respected […]

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Opry Lives on in Gallant

Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Susan Wall Late in the evening, about sundown, High on a hill up above the town, Uncle Pen played the fiddle, Lordy, how it would ring, You could hear it talk, you could hear it sing. Bill Monroe’s Uncle Pen would have felt right at home at Old […]

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Generations of Business

Harbison’s Tire and Auto Service Sylvia’s Birdbath and Beyond Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Graham Hadley On the surface, automobile tires and motor oil have absolutely nothing in common with bird baths and concrete statuary. In Argo, however, they are the products of two independent, family-owned shops that share a similar history. Harbison’s Tire & […]

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Bowlin Bluff House

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Story Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Michael Callahan When Todd and Liz Wheeles went house-hunting, they looked for something off the beaten path. They found it in a small hunting cabin on 115 acres atop Bowlin Bluff, a place so remote even the mail carrier and the […]

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Dayspring Dairy

Sheep-shearing, cheese tasting at Alabama’s only sheep dairy Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Susan Wall It was like a cross between a fiber-arts convention and a school field trip. Some came for the free fleece, some to see the sheep, others to taste the cheese. Sheep-shearing is an annual January event at Dayspring […]

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Saving the Old Rock School

A valiant effort and noble cause Story and Photos by Jerry C. Smith Submitted Photos When Springville Preservation Society’s Frank Waid escorted me into the upper level of an old rock school building on Pine Street, I was immediately struck with its ambience of antiquity. Even by flashlight, I could easily discern beautiful hardwood floors which […]

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