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July 8, 2014
Little Collinsville Transports Visitors to the Past
Little Collinsville Transports Visitors to the Past

Nestled just off Interstate 59 between Birmingham and Chattanooga lies Collinsville, boasting small town charm, authentic Southern cooking and a population proud of the past. Four miles from the red light on Main Street—one of only two stoplights in town—live Gail and Charles Moore, rulers of a small kingdom called “Little Collinsville.”

By Shaye McCauley
July 7, 2014
Elba Civic Club Plans to ‘Light Up Rotary’
Elba Civic Club Plans to ‘Light Up Rotary’

Last Tuesday the Elba Rotary Club passed the torch to it’s next commander in chief.  Laurie Chapman, mother of two and CEO of Wiregrass Weddings, succeeded former President and local attorney Bart Boothe.

By Jelani Moore
July 3, 2014
Living in Linden: 20 Things That The South Has Taught Me
Living in Linden: 20 Things That The South Has Taught Me

Though I hail from the northern part of Alabama, I’ve realized that there’s a lot about the living in a small town in the South that is still foreign to me. During my ten weeks in Linden I’ve heard new phrases, learned news things about life in small towns and eaten foods I’ve never eaten before. And it has been one of the best experiences of my life.

By Cristiana Shipma
July 3, 2014
Role in “Selma” Transports Extra to Another Time
Role in “Selma” Transports Extra to Another Time

This past week, I stood in front of Alabama’s Capitol building and listened to Martin Luther King Jr. deliver a roaring speech on voting rights.  Women with beehive hairdos and cat-eye glasses and men sporting skinny ties and penny loafers surrounded me. Anyone would have believed it was 1965 all over again.

By Lowery McNeal
July 2, 2014
Local Author Spins Tales to Inspire Love of Reading, Writing
Local Author Spins Tales to Inspire Love of Reading, Writing

In 1960 there was an ice storm that swept the country. Randy Taylor and his friends spent 17 days out of school making the most of an abundance of ice and a lack of electricity. Taylor, who always liked to write, wrote a story about the ensuing hijinks.

By Shaye McCauley

Last Updated: April 04, 2019