Vision for the Future

Kevin Dukes Career & Innovation Academy Helps Students Excel The Kevin Dukes Career and Innovation Academy — located at the heart of the Hollywood community in the Jackson County Industrial Park — is so much more than just a school. It’s more than a building, the technology, and the staff. It represents one man’s dream…

Safety in Sight

Firearms Course Aims to Educate In the Deep South, hunting is a way of life. Many people become familiar with handling firearms long before they can legally drive, often learning gun safety from family members or friends. In Alabama, however, officials recognize a need for formalized firearm safety education. The Introduction to Handguns course —…

Making Spirits Bright

​​Shop With a Hero Lets Children Pick Gifts ​​The joy of Christmas means different things to different people. Some relish time-honored family traditions of sharing special meals, bundling up, and piling in the car to ride around looking at Christmas light displays, going to parades, or decorating with special family heirlooms. ​​Giving and receiving gifts…

Hunting Safety

​​Enjoy the outdoors responsibly this fall As the temperatures start to fall and the leaves begin to change colors, it can only mean 1 thing — hunting season is near. No matter what type of game you’re after, hunting near electrical equipment and power lines can be dangerous. This hunting season, be sure to prioritize…

Business is Blooming!

​​Local Florist’s Passion For Beauty Spans a Lifetime Theresa Green has spent most of her life making the world a more beautiful place. The owner of The BouqYard, a full-service wedding florist, has been working in the industry since she was 18 years old. Theresa remembers spending time in her grandmother’s garden as a young…

Woodworking Wonders

Keith Daniel’s craftsmanship honors his heritage It all started with a dresser. Keith Daniel was lending a hand to his brother-in-law, George Denmark, helping him build an addition to his home, when he noticed Denmark had also built dressers for each of his three sons’ bedrooms. Daniel was so impressed by the craftsmanship, he decided…

Smart Energy

Lower usage at key times can save you money These days, we all rely on electricity to power our daily lives. But did you know that when you use power can have just as much impact on North Alabama Electric Cooperative’s system as how much you use? That’s because greater demand for electricity at once…

For the Love of Lavender

Lavender in the Cove offers unique experience What began as a vacation for Jackie and Len Colvin to New Mexico to browse through and purchase beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of Native American turquoise jewelry quickly turned into an infatuation with another color— lavender. “That’s when the seed was planted in Jackie’s mind,” Len says. For the…

Maggie Valley Berry Patch

Maggie Valley Berry Patch and Gardens grows community Margaret Cox had no idea the purchase of what was once her grandfather’s farm more than 20 years ago would lead to a flourishing berry farm near Grant. Now she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. When Margaret and her husband, David, retired and moved to Grant from…