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June 3, 2014
West Alabama Offers Shrimp Surprise
West Alabama Offers Shrimp Surprise

When you think of good wholesome shrimp, you think of the beach. You think of pricey restaurants where your meal is $20 plus or fresh markets where you can buy a pound for $12. But if you live in West Alabama, you might just think about ponds full of shrimp and Dickie Odom.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 2, 2014
Historic Collinsville Baptist Church
Historic Collinsville Baptist Church

My mom, a native of a small town in Long Island, always told my sisters and me that living in a small town was like having a large family—barbers told stories about your granddad, neighbors knew your birthday, and your third grade teacher had also taught your aunt and graduated with grandma. “Living in a large city can be lonely by comparison,” she’d sigh.

By Shaye McCauley


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