McClellan Bike Trails Phase II

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by Stephen Hartsfield Following the closure of Ft. McClellan in 1999, there have been many discussions on how to utilize the sprawling facility located in the Lenlock area.  Initially, community leaders from Anniston and Calhoun County established the Fort McClellan Joint Powers Authority and were tasked with the redevelopment and reuse planning of the former […]

The onset of COVID-19

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by Stephen Hartsfield The onset of Covid-19 in the United States of America, and the subsequent response, has affected a large portion of the population.  Stay at home orders have forced many small businesses to alter their practices to accommodate the social distancing protocols that are intended to slow the spread of the virus and […]

Calhoun County Architecture

Calhoun County Courthouse

by Stephen Hartsfield When most people think of art, architecture is usually not the first discipline that comes to mind.  It is more common to ponder the works of Picasso or Rembrandt, Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci.  The landscapes of Bob Ross or the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock are more likely to be discussed […]

Author Stephanie Bain

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by Stephen Hartsfield The sun was near its noon day high on a Sunday when I sat down with local author Stephanie Bain. It was hot and humid on the front porch so we stepped inside to soak up some air conditioning as we spoke. Hailing from Oxford, Alabama in southern Calhoun County, Ms. Bain […]

Nail Care and Supporting Your Local Salon During the Pandemic

Nail Care

By Karla Eden  Girl moms (and some dads) around the world are currently getting manicures and pedicures from their young daughters. Daughters, who are loving every minute of playing beauty shop, not realizing the magnitude of what is happening outside the doors of their comfortable and safe homes. Nail salons are a profitable 8 billion […]

Holiday Movie Must Watch List

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Talk about the ultimate holiday must watch list… This list from TV Guide breaks down the when, where, how, and what time for Christmas movies and TV shows this season. Click the link at the end to see the full list, including the lineups from ABC, CBS, Freeform, and NBC! New Originals Holiday in the […]