Archive for November, 2017


Learning to Fly

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The loss of another legend. By Phillip Ratliff News of Tom Petty’s death came on one of the most painful days in the nation’s collective psyche— the same day we all woke to the terrifying, depressing news of the Las Vegas shooting. In the surreal aura that lingered over the afternoon of October 2, word… Read More

Country Living

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The McCracken Family found a perfect retreat in Limestone Springs. Written by Joe O’Donnell Photography by Edward Badham For Gayla McCracken, the family home in Limestone Springs in Blount County offers the best combination of city convenience and country beauty she and her husband Ron could find. “We knew we wanted to have acreage with country living, but having… Read More

Personal Space: a One on One Conversation with Jake Pratt

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

If you don’t know who Jake Pratt is, take a second to Google him. Stories about Pratt populate fully seven pages of search results—for instance: “Vestavia Hills student who scored viral touchdown meets Clemson Tigers coach Dabo Swinney”; “Alabama gives Jake Pratt customized No. 16 Jersey”; and, simply, “One of the most moving things I’ve… Read More