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Feature: Treasure Trove

Feature: Treasure Trove

  The Unclaimed Baggage Center lures fashionistas, bargain hunters and the curious from around the  world. story by ANITA STIEFEL | photos by RANDY GRIDER The old adage “finders keepers” is certainly the case at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala., where shopping enthusiasts from around the world come searching for deals. The unusual shopping
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Now accepting fiction submissions!

Now accepting fiction submissions!

We’re accepting submissions for the fiction department of Lookout Alabama magazine. Write a fictional story set in the Lookout Mountain region and you could have your work published. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 6, 2014. Guidelines: Submissions are limited to 2,000 words. Entries must be fictional short stories set in the Lookout Mountain area, which
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The Homestead: Diamond in the Rough

The Homestead: Diamond in the Rough

The ramshackle structure David and Carol Beddingfield planned to tear down after purchasing property solely for its view encased a historic log cabin the couple has turned into a mountaintop showpiece. by ELIZABETH MANNING | photos by Ansley Grider, Olivia Grider and Angie Beddingfield Wilson For David an Carol Beddingfield, quality living all depends on
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Inn for the Night: Ritz on the Rocks

Inn for the Night: Ritz on the Rocks

Ritz on the Rocks boasts a mix of eclectic charm and luxury amongst amazing vistas. story by GREGG TERRY | photos by STEVEN STIEFEL and RANDY GRIDER As a native Alabamian and one who has seen a good share of “Alabama the Beautiful” in my 50-something years, I must say Mentone and the Appalachian-foothills region are now at
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Mountain Melodies:  Far and Wide

Mountain Melodies: Far and Wide

Russell Gulley’s musical roots run through legendary Muscle Shoals and around the world, but some of his greatest accomplishments are playing out close to home. story by ANITA STIEFEL | photo by STEVEN STIEFEL Russell Gulley’s musical portfolio is diverse to say the least. Pick a hat – songwriter, educator, folklorist, music historian, artist-in-residence, arts council
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Doing Buisness Here: Where Pretty Plants Get Their Start

Doing Buisness Here: Where Pretty Plants Get Their Start

Dixie Green grows a plethora of decorative plants that adorn homes, businesses and some of the most popular places in the Southeast. by OLIVIA GRIDER/photos by Debra Davis/Alabama Farmers Federation and Olivia Grider This is a critical time for poinsettias, Hank Richardson explains as he picks up a small plastic pot – one of thousands
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