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Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a freelance writer and communications professional from Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, communications, and marketing. McIntosh currently writes for Portico Magazine, Tailgater Magazine, Hook & Barrel, and Groovy History, among others. Loyd McIntosh is also the associate editor of Industrial Machinery Digest.

Recent Articles

UAB Football: The Return, Phase 2

This moment comes just seven years after the cancellation of the football program and more than 20 years of failed attempts to build a new stadium to replace Legion Field. Frankly, it’s a miracle either of them exists at all.
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Nicholas Adams Wins In First-Round Knockout | To Stories

December 5, 2021 – Boxer and Pell City native Nicholas “Baby Boy” Adams won his second career professional fight in stunning fashion in front of a boisterous home crowd Saturday, December 4, at the CEPA Building at Pell City High School. Adams, a 25-year-old super-middleweight, defeated Wilson, North Carolina’s Joshuan Cox, in a first-round knockout in a fight that was never in doubt from the opening bell.
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The Little Pizza Joint That Could

The parking lot of Carpenetti’s Pizzeria in Moody is packed! Cars are squeezed into any opening their drivers can find – around the back of the building, in the grass, in the dead zone between the restaurant and the Chevron station next door. Inside, hungry diners jockey for attention from the hostess for one of only about a dozen tables as a steady stream of people queue in line for what seems like an endless run of take-out pies. The phone rings off the hook, the small staff constantly runs back and forth from the kitchen to the house, and pizzas fly in and out of the brick oven at a quicker pace than the ending sketch of an episode of the Benny Hill Show. And the kicker is, it’s only Tuesday.
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Step Into The Ring

On a sweltering hot Friday afternoon in late July, the parking lot of Total Body Fitness is so full, many cars have parked in the grass and mud in the vacant lot next door. Inside, the gym is just as packed as dozens of athletes, trainers and others mill about. There is excitement and even a little tension in the air. All of this activity isn’t for a hot, new exercise class. No, excitement builds for the weigh-in for a boxing event taking place in a little over 24 hours at, of all places, the CEPA Building in Pell City.
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Loyd McIntosh

Featured Work

Don’t Fear The Robotics!

While many economists and cultural commentators continue to warn of doom and gloom for the American workforce over the coming industrial automation revolution, many experts in workforce and economic development see plenty to remain optimistic about, for the rank-and-file worker and upper decision makers alike. Throughout the nation, community colleges, economic development organizations and state-run organizations are on the cutting edge of identifying the new jobs necessary to compete, creating

Step Into The Ring

On a sweltering hot Friday afternoon in late July, the parking lot of Total Body Fitness is so full, many cars have parked in the grass and mud in the vacant lot next door. Inside, the gym is just as packed as dozens of athletes, trainers and others mill about. There is excitement and even a little tension in the air. All of this activity isn’t for a hot, new exercise class. No, excitement builds for the weigh-in for a boxing event taking place in a little over 24 hours at, of all places, the CEPA Building in Pell City.

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