Fruits of a Family’s Labor

Business ripens each season at Crow Mountain Orchard As a child, Brett Wyse spent summers at Crow Mountain Orchard, helping his grandparents bag and sell apples. To this day, he cherishes his memories of playing among the trees in his free time. Now, the third-generation fruit grower and his wife, Jenny, continue building the legacy…

Enriching the Future

Program offers children new and exciting experiences This summer, students at Stevenson Middle School got a head start on learning leading into the new school year thanks to Alabama’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. “It’s such a wonderful program because the funding is wonderful,” says Dionne Sartin. “It was designed to bring more…

Singing River Trail

Trailblazers

The Singing River Trailhead Will Be in Bridgeport John Kvach, Executive Director of the Singing River Trail, says it’s time to dream big in Alabama. The Singing River Trail will stretch from Bridgeport to the Shoals. When completed, the 200-plus-mile trail system will be much more than just a typical greenway like those found in…

Reenactors in uniform firing muskets

Living History

Reenactment Scheduled at Fort Harker The 18th Alabama/63rd Ohio Infantry will host a reenactment of the Skirmish at Fort Harker on October 1 and 2. The battle portion of the event will take place on Saturday, but the camp will open at 9 a.m. on both days and offer visitors demonstrations of what life was…

Full Steam Ahead

Woodville Public Library Director Has Heart for Community It’s a Tuesday morning, and Alyssa Cosby can’t wait to get to work. She slides her key in the lock, opens the door, turns on the lights and readies the Woodville Public Library for another day. This routine isn’t new to Cosby. In fact, she’s been walking…

More Than a Hot Dog

Stevenson man serves fold art and food Redmon Graham spreads positivity throughout downtown Stevenson one hot dog at a time. The owner of Downtown Dogs, a popular lunch destination, is a self-proclaimed proud Stevensonian whose glass is always half full. “I’m not ordained by any stretch of the imagination, but I preach happiness and kindness,”…

Senior Salute

Congratulations, seniors! Arielle Haynes Arielle Haynes is the daughter of NAEC Office Manager Chassity Haynes and Brian Haynes, of Hollywood. A senior at North Jackson High School, she was a member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and FFA. She played on the NJHS softball team for four years and was part of the…

A Grand Experience

Retreat center offers rest and relaxation Heather Hicks loves a good story. She began scrapbooking in high school when she met Mike, the man who would become her husband. She saved movie ticket stubs, photos, and other mementos from their relationship. “I’ve always had the heart and desire to be able to tell our story,”…

Right of Way

Upcoming Rights-of-way maintenance Please be aware of some right-of-way projects in the upcoming months as we work to maintain and improve our electric system. We appreciate your cooperation and support as we perform this annual maintenance work to continue to provide you with the best service possible. These preventative measures help lessen the possibility of…

Piecing Together Memories

NAEC members share their passion for quilting One of Brenda Carter’s fondest memories of her mother, who passed away in 2011, revolves around sitting in the family’s living room on a cold winter’s night with her mom and sisters, working on quilting projects. “I can remember in wintertime the quilt frames stayed hung from the…