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Located in southwest Georgia among the pine trees, peanut fields, magnolias and gnats is Plains, Ga., a small town with a population of nearly 700. Did I mention the gnats? I will elaborate more on those boogers later. The mention of Plains … more
Several weeks ago, my 13-year-old son Stone came up to my wife and me with his eyes full of tears. We immediately wondered what had happened to make him that emotional. He was not sad. He was angry and disgusted. “This country is … more
Halloween — one of my favorite times of the year is here. In only 22 days, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and zombies will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets. Each year our family celebrates Halloween with a … more
During his State of the State Address last week, Gov. Bentley laid out his four-year plan, which included spending up to $800 million to build four new super prisons. The next day, the governor announced that he wants to transfer $181 million out … more
Last weekend, Jilda and I did our winter chores. We had a long list we wanted to complete before Thanksgiving Day. We had invited family and friends over for “Turkey Day,” and we wanted to make sure the house looked nice. They probably would not … more
I’m afraid we have a new dog. As always, we didn’t go looking, but this past week when temps were toying with the high end of the thermometer with humidity that made it feel hotter than the Devil with a mouthful of habaneros, I looked out the … more
The revitalization of downtown Jasper is really happening! With the guidance of Main Street Al- abama’s 4-point Approach of Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Vitality, the heart of our city and county is coming back to life. more
Let’s clean out the notebook •You will forgive me for looking back again to Hamilton, but I was glad not to find all the Facebook reports, photos and videos here over the weekend that I saw from Marion County. Sunday morning residents in … more
Sunday was a victory for animal rights activists, as the elephants of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey took the circus stage for the last time. Numerous media outlets have reported the elephants are going to a “sanctuary,” referring to the … more
I know I say this with every change of season, but it’s beautiful this time of year. After the drought last summer and fall, the trees looked tired. We had some color but not like years past. But then the rain came. It was refreshing not only for … more
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