Eat Like a Local: The Nest Bar and Grill

The Nest Bar & Grill Food and Drinks

Article by Abby Parks If it’s one thing that the “South” is renowned for, it is the famous home-style cuisine.  We know that if you’re a native, you’ve tasted the best of the best Southern dishes at family reunions, potlucks, and more.  The draw of this food is the delicious down-to-earth flavors of a grandma’s, […]

Back-to-School Deals in Calhoun County

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Article by Abby Parks Summer has been a blast, and it is not completely over…but before you know it (literally within 2-3 weeks), your kids will be back in school!  Many of you may have ticked multiple back-to-school items off your list with the past tax-free weekend.  But for those of you that still need […]

Get Ready for the 41st Annual Woodstock 5K

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Article by Abby Parks The Woodstock 5K, now in its 41st year, is not only one of the oldest continuous foot races in the Southeast–this year’s race has been named the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Alabama State 5K Championship for 2022.  With a USATF certified course dubbed “difficult” for its challenging hills, the […]

Top Food Trucks in Calhoun County

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Article by Abby Parks In large cities across the U.S., food trucks provide an informal take-out dining experience for working people on the go.  Residents of Calhoun County may not realize it, but there’s some terrific food trucks that have set up shop in varied locations, dishing up delicious street food.  Many of them announce […]

Coldwater Mountain Brewpub

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Article by Abby Parks The Coldwater Mountain Brewpub in Anniston has quickly become a favorite place for folks in Calhoun County to enjoy draft beer, great food, entertainment, and more since its doors opened in February of 2022.  We caught up with Jason Wilson, the owner, as well as the founder of the Back Forty […]

In the Spotlight: Steve’s Rare and Vintage Guitars

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Article by Abby Parks Like the Eagles, who famously crooned, “There’s a new kid in town,” we at Calhoun County Insight would like to spread the word about a unique new business opening its doors Friday, July 1 on Noble Street in the heart of historic downtown Anniston.  Steve’s Rare and Vintage Guitars is much […]

Culture Meets Comfort at The Lush Garden

Lush Garden wine bar in Anniston Alabama

Article by Abby Parks There’s a buzz happening in Anniston, Alabama. And that term “buzz” can have several meanings.  First, imagine bees happily buzzing as they hover above colorful, luscious flowers in a cozy garden.  Next, think of how you feel after finishing a glass or two of classic cabernet sauvignon.  And lastly, envision the […]

The Top 6 Kayaking Outfitters in Calhoun County

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Article by Abby Parks It’s that time of year again….kayaking season!  Have you ever been kayaking before?  Those who have ventured out on a lake or creek in search of adventure or a relaxing summer afternoon on the water will testify that it’s a great choice for summer watersports in the Southeast.  You may not […]

Get Your Kids Ready for Some Summer Fun!

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Article by Abby Parks Here in Calhoun County, the kids are already out of school and itching for some fun activities to keep them entertained.  From camps to crafts to sports to movies, there are so many great opportunities awaiting your children this summer.  Rather than leaving all the digging to you, we wanted to […]

Anniston, AL “We Are More”

Anniston, AL

Article by Karla Eden If I were to ask you to define Anniston, you might say that we are abandoned buildings, or you might mention homelessness. You may tell me about how your family was poisoned by PCBs and call it a “Toxic City”. You might mention some old statistics or false claims about Anniston […]