Terrell Manasco

A Walk Through Time-Johny McPoland

Behind the large fishbowl window of a broadcast booth inside an A-frame building off Highway 78, a disc jockey flips on his microphone. As a song begins, he playfully teases, “Here’s one from Conway Twitty. This is The Johny Mack […]

The Truce

I like coffee. It probably comes as no surprise that I’m fond of coffee mugs. In my kitchen cupboard are a dozen some-odd mugs in various styles and colors. One is black and bears the cheery visage of Darth Vader. […]

The Legacy of Garry Neil Drummond

The young man paused and stared through the infinite Stygian darkness. It was 1952. School was out for the summer. Time to go to work. He adjusted the small miner’s lamp on the front of his hardhat, focusing the beam […]

Lawn Rangers

Images by Blakeney Cox   Most nights you’ll find Austin West behind the wheel of his Vestavia Hills police cruiser. His friend, Jonathan Piteo, alternates working 24-hour shifts, battling blazes as a firefighter in the Jasper area. Both have chosen […]

Rain Man

First of all, you won’t believe this. Recently I’ve discovered something so amazing, so revolutionary, so utterly unbelievable, that I can no longer keep it a secret. Ready for this? (You’ll want to sit down first.) It seems I’ve been […]

Making “Son of David”

I’ve always wanted to make movies. Even as a kid, I’d make a viewfinder with my circled thumb and fingers and pretend I was peering through a camera. About four years ago, I was in a movie. Maybe you saw […]

A Walk Through Time – Campbell Jewelers

Campbell Jewelers was founded in 1933 by Bryce Campbell. The original building was located on 19thSt. next to Weinstein’s. In its early years, the business featured Bulova and Elgin watches, clocks by Seth Thomas and Westclox, Fostoria glassware, and Bluebird […]

Born to Be Mild

I’m not a motorcycle guy. I know a lot of you just lost your minds. Your collective heads are spinning, trying to make sense of it. What did he say? How can this be? But he looks like a motorcycle guy. […]

A Walk Through Time- Townley School

The first school in Townley was built in 1894 and was located on Alabama Highway 24 between Jasper and Carbon Hill. In March of 1964 the current school was built after the previous one burned down in 1962. It originally […]