Archive | August, 2011

Cardboard boat regatta makes a splash (w/ video and gallery)

Float Yer Boat Regatta

When hundreds turned out for the 2011 Float Yer Boat Regatta looking for fun, spills and thrills, they weren’t disappointed. The Pell City Civitan-sponsored cardboard boat races at Lakeside Park Saturday had all of that and more. Spectacular sinkings, innovative engineering and speedy sailing were all a part of the festivities as churches, businesses and […]

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Catfish Noodling on Logan Martin

Stephan Goin (left) and Brandon Roe nab a big one on Logan Martin.

Noodling: noun 1. Fishing for catfish using only bare hands, practiced primarily in the southern United States. The noodler places his hand inside a discovered catfish hole. — Wikipedia 2. A form of fishing in which someone runs into a lake and searches for holes on the bottom with his foot. Then he inserts his […]

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Acclaimed folk artist coming to Pell City Library


Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artist, Charlie Lucas will speak at the Pell City Library on Wednesday, Aug, 10 at noon. He will share his story, which has recently been published by the University of Alabama Press in a work entitled, Tin Man, written by Lucas and Ben Windham, and illustrated by Chip Cooper. He […]

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