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Jewelry shop adapts but stays true to roots

Jewelry shop adapts but stays true to roots

By Emily Etheredge Although some trends in jewelry have changed since 1950, the family-owned business of Edwards Jewelers that has been open for 64 years in Clanton still likes to treat customers as if they are family. “You get to know people who come in the store, and after you work with them they become […]

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Pheasant surprise: Jewelry hand-made from feathers found at game farm

Pheasant surprise: Jewelry hand-made from feathers found at game farm

By Emily Etheredge After seeing the range of colors on the 14,000 pheasants housed at Mims Gamebird Farm in Clanton, Leslie Cleckler decided to create handmade jewelry using loose feathers from the birds. “A lot of times, the feathers will just float in the yard and I will walk around and pick them up,” Leslie […]

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Back-to-school fashion: Your guide to staying stylish in the classroom

Back-to-school fashion: Your guide to staying stylish in the classroom

For many students, the arrival of August also means heading back to school. With most students in Chilton County returning to the classroom on Aug. 19, boutiques in Clanton have prepared the latest back-to-school fashions for a stylish academic year. “This season everything seems to be more flowing rather than fitted for females,” Lindsey Jones, […]

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New boutique adds to already thriving business

New boutique adds to already thriving business

By Emily Beckett Past the fruits and vegetables at Todd’s Produce in Clanton are novelties like Mustard Pie and Biscotti. Be careful, though. These “novelties” aren’t edible, and they actually have nothing to do with food. Mustard Pie and Biscotti are two of the brands Tasha Hayes carries in her new children’s clothing shop called […]

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LJ’s Boutique opens at Durbin Farms Market

LJ’s Boutique opens at Durbin Farms Market

  By Heather Buckner Durbin Farms Market’s newest addition, LJ’s Boutique, opened mid-February and is already attracting customers from all over the Birmingham area. Last fall, Danny and Judy Jones decided to make their already-bustling clothing corner its own store. It took about a week to transform the space by painting, sectioning off the area […]

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MorLyn’s offers Peach jewelry

MorLyn’s offers Peach jewelry

By Stephen Dawkins MorLyn’s hopes to add a new tradition to the long-established Chilton County Peach Festival. The jewelry and gift store on Second Avenue North in downtown Clanton is offering a unique, peach necklace and earrings leading up to Chilton County’s most famous event. “We’re trying to make it so that getting the peach […]

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