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“What’s The Scoop?” featuring Jada and Katie


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – If you’re out and about in the Sylacauga and surrounding area, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve met at least one member of the dynamic sales duo of Katie Wesson and Jada Holland.

They go everywhere, they do everything, and they meet everyone. The RadioAlabama sales team runs on Celsius energy drinks and Bulletproof coffee, and they’re not stopping until the deal is sealed.

On “What’s The Scoop?” I follow the pair as they see what’s happening around town. Let’s just hope these two don’t get me into too much trouble.

Less than two weeks ago, Jada and Katie dragged me around Sylacauga as we hit multiple spots. The first stop was the brand-new It Girl Boutique as owner Bre Johnson celebrated the store’s grand opening.

While they were fascinated by the selection at the store as well as the decor, both determined that nothing really fit them. In terms of fitting, I guess no one told them to check the tags for sizing.

Unfortunately, I had to work so the girls dropped me off back at the station like a kid at school before bolting to Childersburg for lunch at 1st Street Grill.

The downtown Childersburg eatery offers Southern soul food options that come from owner Shatara Avery-Mann’s grandmother’s original recipes. Katie and Jada were fine indulging in the food without me, but they did bring back their leftovers: excellent fried chicken, mac n’ cheese, and grilled vegetables.


Food was still on the menu. The next day, we hopped on the magic Milo’s Burger Bus. The team at Milo’s was very hospitable, and Jada had her eyes on their saucy fries. She’s now a big fan of them. Neither are fans of calories, though, so I got the leftovers again.

Soon enough, you won’t have to wait on the bus to get your burger fix. Milo’s new location at Payton Park on Hwy 280 is expected to open before the end of May.

Next stop was Mercantile on Broadway, and congratulations to owner Mita Guy and her staff on being named the Best of the Coosa Valley in the Clothing Boutique category.

Believe it or not, this was the 1,483 picture taken. After my phone overheated due to an overwhelming amount of over usage, I was over the whole thing.

Our final stop of the day would be Sylacauga’s Marble Fest, but beforehand we grabbed a quick photo in front of the B.B. Comer Memorial Library.

They really wanted a pic in front of the “Once Upon a Time…” monument sculpted by Craigger Browne which depicts former Mayor Curtis Liles reading to children. I tried to get them to pose like the little girl that’s listening to the reading while laying on her elbows with her feet in the air, but they both adamantly refused.

Then, the three of us trekked over to Central Park to see what the folks at Marble Fest were up to. They saw Craigger working on a piece and had to interru… Editor’s Note: talk with him.

He was working on a piece that memorializes the Plank Road station in Alpine and pays tribute to three of Alabama’s most valued natural resources: cotton, longleaf pine, and white marble.

Katie and Jada’s three most valued resources are shopping sprees, massages, and compliments.

If one thing is for certain, when these two hit the town, you never know exactly what you’re getting in to.

This has been your Scoop served by Jada and Katie.

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