Tag Archives: Other Stories

Alabama Bicentennial

Alabama Humanities launches Bicentennial exhibit in Moody Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Michael Callahan Forward thinking and a prompt application helped St. Clair County become the first stop for the 18-month tour of Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit, an impressive blend of state history, culture and humanities. After its debut in Montgomery […]

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Springville Museum

Quest to Preserve Past a Labor of Love Story by Jackie Romine Walburn Photos by Michael Callahan Designed and curated by history-loving volunteers, the Springville Museum takes visitors on a tour of people, events and artifacts of the St. Clair County town named for its natural springs, known for its historic downtown and a famous […]

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Workforce Development

Learning the job on the job Story and Photos by Graham Hadley Photos courtesy of Garrison Steel When he was growing up, John Garrison’s greatest challenge was to work his way up from high school student to one day owning an industry-leading metal fabrication and erection company. Today, that company, Garrison Steel, employs more than […]

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Big Head’s Bait Shop

A special store on the shore of Neely Henry Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. The front door of a nondescript building fronting US 411 near Ashville on one side and Canoe Creek on Neely Henry Lake on the other doesn’t prepare you for what you’ll find on the other side. The […]

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Living on the Lakes

There’s a saying around these parts: “You never know how many friends you have until you own a lake house.” It’s true. The water seems to have a way of drawing people in, and Realtors on Logan Martin and Neely Henry know why. Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. and Michael Callahan […]

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Dam to Dam

It’s not an easy trip, but you can do it. Many have. And the adventure of it is a memory they won’t soon forget. By boat, you can travel from Logan Martin Dam to Neely Henry Dam or vice versa. The lakes are easily recognizable. They’re the ones with the traffic. But between Riverside on […]

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