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MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley’s Graceland continues to be a popular tourist attraction that is in the process of a $137 million expansion. Currently, visitors to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., are invited to tour Elvis’ home … more
My work took me to Fayette this past week. The schedule was loose and the day was the warmest yet of 2016, so naturally I chose to take the back roads where there’s always something interesting to see. The route I chose ran by the old house … more
For the first time in almost 10 years, Charlotte, N.C., has a Miss Charlotte. On Jan. 30, Allison Farris won the Miss Charlotte pageant and will represent the city of Charlotte at the Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 22-25 in Raleigh, … 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
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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