Jamie Browder

Citizens celebrate Love Montevallo Day with Shoal Creek Park opening

Montevallo mayor Dr. Hollie Cost celebrates one of two Love Montevallo Day ribbon cuttings with community members. Photo by Jamie Browder Two ribbon cuttings were held on Saturday, March 16, to celebrate the construction of a bridge and pavilion at Montevallo’s newly opened Shoal Creek Park. These happenings were part of an even larger celebration of Love Montevallo Day.  This year’s Love Montevallo Day was the second iteration of the event, and Dr. Hollie Cost, the mayor of Montevallo, said that it was created to celebrate the City’s collective accomplishments.   Last year the City celebrated Main Street and the changes that had been made to...

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New Montevallo business presents opportunities for local vendors

Local vendors’ goods line the shelves at the Garden Market. Photo by Kat Bell The Garden Market in Montevallo officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting put together by the city’s Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 12.   The Dillards, Cindy and John Guthrie, decided to open their shop out of love for each other and the community around them.  Some of the items they sell include fresh produce, cheese, peanut butter, candy, various pickled vegetables, Amish butter, different types of meats and soap.  “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s excitement mixed with fear. We are investing so much into this,” said Cindy Dillard.   One of the main...

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Battle of the buds: Apple vs. Samsung

Galaxy buds are the newest competitor to Apple’s airpods. Photo by Waid Jones Samsung recently released the Galaxy Buds alongside the new Galaxy S10. These headphones are truly wireless and feature a small, sleek, in-ear design.    The price point for Galaxy Buds is currently at $129, while its competitor, the Apple Airpods, sits at a price of $159.   The Galaxy buds provide an hour more of Bluetooth listening and three hours more of call time than the Apple Airpods. And according to the Samsung website, they provide six hours of Bluetooth streaming and up to five hours of call time.  The design of...

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“Cooking Light” editor offers advice to aspiring writers

Michel asserted that the heart of every special interest magazine is human interest. Photo by Jamie Browder Editor of CookingLight.com, Christopher Michel, visited Comer Hall to give students advice and information about breaking into the world of professional writing on Feb 13.    Michel has been working in digital media for a decade and currently assigns, edits and determines the value of posts. Cookinglight.com has 6 million monthly visitors and began in 1989. Michel has been working there for a year.    “I backed my way into being an editor at a digital magazine, and the way that I did that was that...

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MOG holds tournament for Smash fanatics

Stephen Gilbert (left) and Harrison Neville (right) playing Super Smash Bros in MOG fighting game tournament. Photo by Kat Bell. Montevallo’s Organization of Gaming (MOG) hosted a Smash Ultimate tournament for students on Jan. 17.   20 students participated in the one-on-one, bracket style tournament to determine who was the best at playing Smash Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.   Mason Little, a junior graphic design major, won the tournament. Little stated that playing Smash is something that everyone can enjoy, no matter where they come from.   “I’ve been playing Smash since the third installment of brawl first came out, which has been about...

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