What’s Cookin’: No Bun Intended

What’s Cookin’: No Bun Intended

Mentone Market BBQ brings delicious Selma-inspired barbecue sandwiches to the Lookout Mountain region. By RANDY GRIDER Tom Emory admits when he first started serving barbecue sandwiches at the Mentone Market in 2015, he got a few puzzled looks and inquiries from some customers: “Where’s the bun?” That’s because Tom, who owns and runs the Mentone Market
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Where Eagles and Human Spirits Soar

Where Eagles and Human Spirits Soar

Multifaceted in recreational opportunities, Lake Guntersville State Park proves to be one of northeast Alabama’s most treasured getaways. By CHERYL LEWIS It’s not hard to imagine: Anyone who has ever enjoyed a day of laughter and games with friends and family on a lakeside beach or boat knows the joy of spending time at the water’s edge.
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Mountain Melodies: Taking It All in Stride

Mountain Melodies: Taking It All in Stride

Grammy nominations are just another day at the office for respected guitar picker Norman Blake. By STEVEN STIEFEL In December, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences announced Norman Blake’s album “Wood, Wire & Words,” his first recording of all-original songs in more than 30 years, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of
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Feature: A Change of Perspective

Feature: A Change of Perspective

Want to downsize and simplify without cramping your style and quality of life? Little River Escape offers tiny-cabin living with a sense of community and plenty of outdoor amenities. By RANDY GRIDER Downsizing isn't exactly a new concept, but it has gain steam, especially in the wake of the housing bubble and economic downturn of recent years.
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Feature: Finding Harmony at Home

Feature: Finding Harmony at Home

Despite huge success, the Forester Sisters bid farewell to the road to focus on family and second careers. By RANDY GRIDER The Forester Sisters burst onto the country music scene in the mid-1980s with almost unprecedented success. The first single from the group’s self-titled album went to No. 10 on the charts. They followed with
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Artist Spotlight: For Pete’s Sake

Artist Spotlight: For Pete’s Sake

Artist James Dean’s path to fame was guided by the ageless spirit of a very real feline, now the iconic symbol of tongue-in-cheek grooviness. By LARUE HARDINGER Fort Payne native James Dean shares more than just a name and good looks with the 1950s silver-screen heartthrob. Both are celebrities of the coolest sort. Dean is the
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