Places: Wellborn
Places: Wellborn
Examining a community

The Anniston Star has begun a series of community profiles called PLACES: Profiles of the Communities We Call Home. We invite you here to share your news and opinions about these communities. Anniston Star staffers and students from the University of Alabama/Anniston Star Masters in Community Journalism Fellows conducted multiple interviews with Wellborn residents, and over the next several weeks, we’ll share what we learned.

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All's well in Wellborn
'Proud' and 'tough' describe Wellborn, the lead-off community in an Anniston Star series of neighborhood profiles
Feb 21, 2010 |  38 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob Davis: Why places matter in our lives
This week, city councils from Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville are expected to meet. The Calhoun County Commission is expected to do the same. The Anniston Star will closely watch those meetings because it’s part of a newspaper’s job to monitor the affairs of government, to act as a watchdog over local governments doing the public’s business.
Feb 21, 2010 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haynes family exemplifies Wellborn community's bond
Four generations live just about in shoutin' distance of one another — here's why
Feb 21, 2010 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A community of pride
In examining Wellborn as part of The Star’s new series of community profiles, one constant stands out: The typical Wellborn resident believes his or her community is an afterthought, if it’s given any thought at all. The truth, sadly, is they are more right than wrong.
Feb 22, 2010 |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sculpting minds: Wellborn has the county school system's only full-fledged creative arts program
“It’s free. You get to draw. You get to post your work on the Internet. That’s how you get known.” said Wesley Brown, a Wellborn High sophomore.
Feb 28, 2010 |  0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tradition connects generations at Wellborn High School
Many of the current generation of Wellborn High students are descendants of parents and grandparents who attended the 56-year-old high school that opened its doors in 1954.
Feb 28, 2010 |  4 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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As the Wellborn community changes, churches maintain the ties than bind
Sometimes, being part of a community means selling cans of Pepsi and bags of candy on Senior Night at the football field. At other times, a simple request for prayer for a family member will suffice.
Mar 06, 2010 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revival is in their blood as Wellborn fans look to native son for gridiron success
Metal clangs in the Walter Wellborn High School weight room all hours of the day, night and weekend. It's music to the ears of head football coach Jeff Smith, who hears the sweet tune of his athletes putting in the extra work needed to resurrect Panther football and the community of Wellborn with it.
Mar 07, 2010 |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling with a legacy
Since Tyler McCarson was a toothpick-skinny, bobble-headed 7-year-old, his wrestling coach knew he would make it to the top of his sport in Alabama. There’s even a stamped letter to prove how early Bruce McClure recognized the Wellborn High School wrestler’s potential.
Mar 07, 2010 |  1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaddix family rallies around all things Wellborn
Wellborn is about rallying around its children, its sports and achievements and believing in the underdog. The pride is back in Wellborn, but for one family, it never left.
Mar 07, 2010 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Highs and lows have marked Wellborn's evolution as a community
The Wellborn community has gone through a bumpy integration, the rise and decline of the pipe shop industry, championship seasons and one-win seasons in high school sports, yet through it all, Wellborn has always been — Wellborn.
Mar 21, 2010 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘We will stay free’: Geographic loss due to annexation has changed the history and future of Wellborn
“Yeah, the annexation hurt. We lost a lot of folks, but I tell you what, it really made our close community closer, and stronger, and even more proud,” says Wellborn Elementary School Principal Doug O’Dell. “There’s not another community that has a better school color pattern than we do: black and white."
Mar 22, 2010 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wellborn gets rid of blighted properties
Grassy green lots have begun cropping up in the Wellborn community as ruined structures have disappeared.
Mar 30, 2010 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educator Lynwood Hawkins recalls growing up in Wellborn’s heyday
Hawkins still lives in the Central City community of Wellborn. He said it remains a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood where neighbors visit each other on their front porches.
Apr 11, 2010 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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