Story and photos by Jonathan Shipley There were stars on the field. There was a constellation of young men eager to play and pursue their dreams of glory. The year was 1920. The place was Birmingham, Alabama. The players were members of a newly-formed team,...
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It takes a special kind of person to see a need and create something to fulfill that need.Every object and concept had its beginning. Who came up with the idea and carried it through to completion?There are many inventive Alabama residents. Think about Saturn V...
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By Allison Law Northwest Alabama is home to an eclectic mix of good restaurants (and we’ve featured several of them in Alabama Living magazine). The upscale, fine dining at Odette and George’s Steak Pit; the unparalleled views at the 360 Grille; the relaxed vibe under...
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Electric Cooperatives

Since 1936 electric co-ops have built 2.5 million miles of power lines across rural America – long enough to reach from the earth to the moon five and a half times.

From booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities, Alabama’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development. Statewide, electric cooperatives serve more than 1 million Alabamians in their homes, businesses, farms and schools. Their coverage spans approximately 70% of Alabama’s landmass.

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In Memory of Dogs

“They are good things to have, a dog.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald,  The Great Gatsby By Hardy Jackson Recently “Bo,” our yellow Lab, died. Anyone

Sugar Highs ‘n Lows

Sugar is certainly sweet, but too much of this good thing can be a real downer for your health. By Jennifer Kornegay A lot of us

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