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School started this week around here. On the first day of class, my great nephew Jordan stopped by on his way for a photo op. With both apprehension and excitement, he squirmed as I tried to shoot a picture of him sitting on our front doorsteps. The … more
As a boy, Jonathan Daniels dreamed of being a knight in shining armor. Over time, his father, a physician and World War II veteran, showed him that not all heroes are swashbucklers. In fact, most of them lead ordinary lives, serving their fellow … more
“In 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And we’ve been fighting over them ever since.” That is how the Washington Post introduced its new podcast, “Constitutional.” Last year, the Post tackled the American … more
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. President Gerald Ford … more
Getting ready for bed last night, I remembered the unclosed gate to the chicken house. Pulling on my sneakers, I walked outside. Rain earlier in the day had cooled things off a bit, but it was still a sultry evening. After securing the chicken … more
There are three kinds of people in this world — those who are good with numbers, and those who aren’t. I’m glad the ones who are good with numbers decided to figure out when to expect solar eclipses. It was kind of them to let the … more
Millions of people from across the globe trek through the stairwells and halls of Elvis Presley’s Graceland each year. While I have toured Graceland in the past, I had the incredible experience a couple of weeks ago to visit the King of Rock … more
A bill to provide support for autistic children has passed the Alabama Legislature by votes of 100-0 in the House and 33-1 in the Senate. The bill is similar to laws already existing in 45 other states. Citizens in Alabama had overwhelmingly showed … more
The beginning of high school football was a welcomed sight a little more than a week ago. While seeing the high school kids hit the gridiron has relieved some of our pigskin withdrawals, the kickoff of the college football season this week will … more
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. Because our teams usually do not have the largest rosters, each member of our staff must have that ability to juggle many things throughout a day. On a day-to-day … more
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