Local History

Citizenship Recognition Day in 1941

Citizenship Recognition Day in 1941

With one election behind us, and a municipal run-off election next month, there is more talk about candidates and issues than action. Elections are important, and they definitely wake people up to the issues that are at stake; but these same people who are screaming...

Citizenship and Community in Days Gone By

Citizenship and Community in Days Gone By

I love the history of our area, and sometimes I accidentally discover something that is just so unusual that I cannot let it go without a little more research. We have a treasury of history about Avondale Mills and the people who lived or worked there; and B. B. Comer...

Little Paul Bourboulas – Remembrances of Sylacauga

Little Paul Bourboulas – Remembrances of Sylacauga

Little Paul Bourboulas  Paul Michael Bourboulas was born in Myteline, Greece, on July 10, 1902.  He opened a café on 395 W. 8th Street in the area known as Busy Corner around 1933 according to The Sylacauga Advance, June 27, 1968.  He became known to...