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September 23, 2014


He shot, she shot: Husband-and-wife photographers travel the world together, but see things completely differently

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Sunday 09/07/2014
Sacred Ground Zero: Anniston writer tours the new 9/11 memorial and museum
Posted: September 07, 2014

Almost 13 years after the World Trade Center attacks, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum opened on May 21. In its sunlit steel-and-glass entry, two dramatic 70-foot-tall steel tridents from the wreckage stand steadfast, twin symbols of American grit and guts.

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Saturday 08/30/2014
From Afghanistan to Anniston, military dogs get retirement fit for a hero
Posted: August 30, 2014

When Kyle Cruse takes his German shepherd, Drako, for a walk around Oxford Lake, he has to be quick snapping on the leash. Otherwise, the shaggy, doe-eyed dog begins to methodically inspect each car in the parking lot.

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Saturday 08/16/2014
SMALL TALK: Anniston residents visit the land of leprechauns
Posted: August 16, 2014

When Ron and Terrye Dachelet were approached by Charlie and Anne Brockwell about taking a trip to Ireland, Terrye jumped at the chance.  

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 12:13 pm

The full moon will be so bright tonight that it will look as though you can reach out and touch it.

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Saturday 08/02/2014
A Southern family reunion.
Updated: August 03, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Like Alice Walker’s characters in “The Color Purple,” who got together every year on the Fourth of July because “white people busy celebrating their independence don’t have to work,” we all need a time when we “can spend the day celebrating each other.”

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Saturday 07/19/2014
Local pastry chef is headed for the kitchens of France
Updated: July 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm

A buzz of anticipation surrounded Garfrerick’s Café last month when Lucy Knight, a young pastry chef trained at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and a native of Calhoun County, was invited by owner David Garfrerick to serve as guest chef.

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Sunday 07/13/2014
8 places to cool down in Northeast Alabama
Updated: July 13, 2014 - 3:12 am

Dog days of summer got you down? We’re here to help with a list of watering holes that residents of Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne or Talladega counties will find refreshing in more ways than one.

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Sunday 07/06/2014
Into Africa: Capturing unforgettable memories on a photo expedition
Updated: July 06, 2014 - 12:28 am

While waiting for the last of our fellow travelers to claim their luggage and meet us outside Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, several of us gladly took a Listerine breath strip offered up by one adventurer for the good of the order.

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Saturday 06/07/2014
Bugging out: NOLA’s Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium captivates visitors
Updated: July 06, 2014 - 12:44 am

Know how a certain unforgettable smell, object or taste can transport you immediately back to another time and place? The New Orleans’ Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is jam-packed with all three memory-makers.

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Crying at the movies: OK? OK.
Updated: June 11, 2014 - 11:59 am

I was among a handful of grownups at an early screening of “The Fault in Our Stars” Thursday night. (Spoiler alert: The movie gets sad.) I managed to stifle most of my sniffles and dab my eyes discreetly with a handkerchief. But the throng of teenaged girls in the audience ... they sobbed.

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