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Born without limbs, Alabama man excels in professional fishing

By John N. Felsher A veteran of more than 200 tournaments, the professional bass angler stopped his boat, shut down the powerful outboard and flipped his trolling motor into the water. Eyeing the wooded shoreline, he selected a preferred lure, tied it to his line and tossed it next to some cover on the bank. [...]

At Greensboro restaurant, there’s power in the pie

Restaurant is incubator for positive social change, and the pies are delicious, too! By Jennifer Kornegay Some of the best conversations are shared around tables, usually tables topped with food and drink. Proof of this can be found at PieLab in Greensboro, Ala., where bright ideas come out of mouths as readily as bites of pie [...]

Alabama zoos teach ‘respect for wildlife’

Protecting Animals for Future Generations By Marilyn Jones By definition, a zoo is a garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition; a collection of living animals usually for public display. And a zookeeper: one who maintains or cares for the animals in a zoo. Without a zoo there would be no zookeeper [...]

Worth the Drive

Dine at the Docks By Jennifer Kornegay Scottsboro is probably best known for two things: some dark deeds in our state’s past and a big store full of other people’s stuff for sale. With a deck facing shimmering Lake Guntersville, perfectly cooked pork loin and bread pudding that’s easily in the running for best I’ve [...]

Gardening

Savor summer longer By Katie Jackson Ah July, the month when we can practically wallow in summer fruits and vegetables. Yet even as the supply becomes almost overwhelming, are you already lamenting the time when there will no longer be a summer tomato to slice or zucchini squash to roast? There’s a perfect way to [...]

Alabama Outdoors

High schoolers win scholarship money for fishing By John N. Felsher For possibly the first time in history, some middle and high school students earned scholarship money toward their college educations just by catching bass during the inaugural Tim Horton High School Bass Fishing Challenge. “It’s the only scholarship bass tournament for high school anglers,” [...]

Voices from the past

Listen to ‘Alabama Voices’ in new wing at State Archives By John Brightman Brock Double doors at the end of a second floor hallway soon will open wide into a past life you might have forgotten about. Going inside the Museum of Alabama’s second floor gallery, “Alabama Voices,” you’ll enter a realm where history’s passages [...]