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Praised Colors

From Sweden to Ragland, artist’s life takes many a turn Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Michael Callahan Marie Barber shooed chickens and a guinea to welcome a visitor one bitterly cold day. Once inside her woodsy home with warm Gulf Coast decor, she smiled and said, “It does feel like Sweden out there.” Living […]

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Argo, Alabama

Blossoming town grows but never forgets its people Story Paul South Photos by Michael Callahan Sometimes a dream – even a city – can begin with a story first told long ago and far away. That’s how Argo started more than two centuries ago, before there was a St. Clair County, or for that matter, […]

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Shall We Dance?

Dale Owen shares music around the world Story by Paul South Submitted Photos As a journalism student at Troy State (now Troy University), Dale Owen landed a job at an AM radio station near campus. “They had a show on Saturday morning that played crooner music,” Owen said. “The station manager just wanted someone to […]

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Steel Magnolia

Ashville’s Mattie Lou Teague Crow Story and photos by Jerry Smith Submitted photos Those of us who work with history sometimes stand on broad shoulders as we search for every pertinent detail, no matter how obscure, to ensure the veracity of our offerings. Accurate, comprehensive input is as vital to us as a blueprint is […]

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Emory Cox

Anatomy of a rising political star Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Mike Callahan Submitted photos Emory Cox sat on the lakeside patio of his Pell City home, laughing and talking with a stranger as if with a long-time friend. He discussed politics, society, government and the state of domestic and foreign affairs. With the […]

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Springville, AL

Marching to its own rhythm Story by Paul South Photos by Susan Wall In one sense, Springville rocks to the gentle rhythm of a quintessential Southern small town, where folks speak to everyone – even strangers – on the street. In the mornings, locals and visitors feast on steaming plates of biscuits and gravy at […]

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