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…

Grow with the Flow

Hydroponics and aquaponics offer different ways to garden When most people think about gardening they think about tilling soil, planting seeds, monitoring the sun, and hoping for rain. While that is the most common way to grow food and other plants, there are alternatives that have many benefits, including hydroponic and aquaponic gardening. Both methods…

A Terrible Threat

Vigilance needed to weather tornado season Recent history reveals no shortage of tornadic systems that inflicted widespread damage, injuries, and death throughout the Southeast. Northeast Alabama is no exception, as many tornados come through the area each year. The spring months are no longer the only time tornados hit, as many now come in the…

Beneath the Surface

Neversink pit is a natural wonder Beneath the Appalachian foothills lies a whole other world. Each day, people go about their lives on the surface, often oblivious to the entire ecosystem just underfoot. There are more than 17,000 known caves in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, known in caving circles as the TAG system. A high…