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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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Running

Cross Country in St. Clair Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. A methodical thud of a rubber sole hitting a dirt trail below – a dozen or more pair of them – emanate from the woods just beyond St. Clair County High School’s campus in Odenville. It is almost like a cadence, […]

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Joe Whitten

Historian, storyteller, teacher: A life well lived Story and photos by Jerry C. Smith Submitted photos The usual love triangles pale in comparison with Odenville educator and historian Joe Whitten’s quadrangle of passions. In no particular order, they are St. Clair County history, Gail Elaine McGeoch, hundreds of grateful students and the Lord, whom he […]

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Ashville, Alabama

Storied past; promising future Story by Paul South Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. “Ashville, the county seat of St. Clair Co., Ala., is a dignified old town, seeming to possess the even tenor of its way at peace with all mankind.” —Mary T. Whitson, The Southern Aegis, Feb. 9, 1910 When Mayor-Elect Derrick Mostella returned […]

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