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On Iron Bowl weekend, Helen Clement watched as her daughters hung 60 Christmas stockings on the windows of her living room, continuing a tradition that began over 50 years ago. more
Customers of Cabos San Lucas in Jasper may imagine that they feel an ocean breeze wafting over their dishes of Mexican food these days. more
With more than 400 species of birds documented in the Yellowhammer State, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website calls Alabama “a birding paradise.” The same could be said of Walker County Lake, which is part of the West Alabama Birding Trail. more
When Laura Murray couldn’t find the coloring book she wanted at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery last year, she went home to Auburn and drew it herself. The result is “Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties.” The county-by-county coloring book was released this month by NewSouth Books. more
Eighth grade students at Bankhead Middle School participated in the school’s first Living Wax Museum on Thursday. The museum included more than 80 historical figures who delivered a 1- to 2-minute speech after visitors paid a quarter to make them come to life. Students began working on the project two weeks before Thanksgiving and researched three figures before selecting one to portray. The museum was organized by BMS teacher LeAnn Hood and librarian Jeannie Weaver. more
Beautiful sunny days make it feel like summer is here. Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, these warm days filled with sunshine help to energize people and excitement for what the summer months … more
Mary Katherine Holloway of Decatur will represent Walker County at the Miss Alabama Pageant that will be held June 7-10 at Samford University’s Wright Center in Birmingham. Holloway is the … more
Shelby Luttrell is the picture of health as he lifts weights on a recent Friday afternoon. His facial expression — stoic, focused — is the same one he wore seven months ago when he was gripping a walker and struggling to put one foot in front of another in a hospital hallway. more
"Celebrating Our Communities: Chapter 1," an exhibit celebrating the histories of Carbon Hill, Eldridge, Kansas, Nauvoo and Townley, opened at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center on Feb. 14. The exhibit will remain up through June 9. more
Young Celia McClellan had been told not to look at the nation’s handsome new president as she marched by on Jan. 20, 1961, but the temptation was too great. “We were told to look straight ahead. We didn’t move our heads, but we just had to glance up at President Kennedy. Everybody else said they did too,” she said in a recent phone interview. more
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