Friday, Aug. 1, 5:39 p.m. — Except for its difficult transition through Montgomery, Alabama 21 alternates between two-lane and four-lane versions. If you drive the whole thing, Florida to Piedmont, it certainly seems as if you spend more time on two-lane roads with minimal traffic and lots o…

Friday, Aug. 1, 8:34 a.m. — SYLACAUGA — The global reputation of this Talladega County city is based on rock — marble, to be exact. It’s long been called the Marble City because of the overwhelming amount of pristine, white marble on which it sits. (It’s part of the Murphy Marble Belt, 32 mi…

Thursday, July 31, 9:46 a.m. – MONTGOMERY – From the Florida state line to the Alabama state capital, Alabama 21 is essentially an idiot-free road. You have to try to get lost, miss a turn, end up going east or west when you should be going north.

Thursday, July 31, 7:51 a.m. — HAYNEVILLE — The barrenness of Alabama 21 as it makes its way north and east toward the state capital is immense. Through Wilcox County and into Lowndes County, this two-lane state highway can be as quiet as a library.

Tuesday, July 29, 9:48 a.m. — ATMORE — Holman Correctional Facility, which houses Alabama’s death-row inmates and its execution chamber, sits just off Alabama 21 a few miles north of Atmore. For Alabamians with only a casual knowledge of this place, the prison — and its death row — is often the only thing people know about it. That issue isn’t lost on Atmore residents.

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The Star's Phillip Tutor, almost at the end of his 279-mile journey up Alabama 21, stops by the Anniston Airport. In Oxford. In Anniston. Sort of.

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Phillip Tutor reaches Montgomery on his trek along Alabama 21 from the Florida state line, and in doing so, leaves behind the two-lane country road he's traveled up to now.

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The Star's Phillip Tutor stops in Frisco City on his way up Alabama 21 from the Florida state line to Piedmont.

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The Anniston Star's Phillip Tutor stops in Uriah on his way up Alabama 21 from the Florida state line to Piedmont.

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One his way north on Alabama 21 from the Florida state line, Phillip Tutor makes a brief side trip to the W.C. Holman Correctional Facility just north of Atmore. Fortunately, he doesn't have to stay.

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The Anniston Star's Phillip Tutor stops at Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, on his way north along Alabama 21 from the Florida state line to Piedmont.

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The Anniston Star's Phillip Tutor is traveling all of Alabama Highway 21 north, from Atmore to Piedmont. His journey began south of the Florida line, on Florida 97.

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