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It was in October 1966 when I first saw her sitting near the stage of the Sumiton Middle School. She was in an antique dress and bonnet playing gospel songs on a pump organ that looked as if it came over on the Mayflower. Her teacher was a history buff and persuaded her to play for the fall history fair. She was thin as a reed and sat straight on the organ bench, pumping the air pedals with all the strength her small frame could muster. Her cousin introduced us. Her name was Jilda. We talked after her set, and I could tell there was something special about her. more
For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing – lunch at my grandparents' house. As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • Carbon Hill Main Street Committee is still being active. After last week’s Carbon Hill City Council meeting, District 1 Councilman McClain Burrough had … more
Dear Editor, There is a very important election that will be held on Tuesday, Dec.12, in the State of Alabama for the United States Senate. more
Mark 10:17-31As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call … more
There’s an old saying that goes like this: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” That may be true in some situations, but according to Career Coach Danny White of Fayette, when it comes … more
Dear Sir, I want to make my case for supporting Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. more
I can’t imagine what it is like to work in governmental Washington right now. It would feel like being placed in God’s blender and being battered into a milk shake — with a bitter taste resulting. I read Beltway news stories every day … more
Thanks-giving was a low-key event for us this year. We had a few members of the family and some friends over on Thanksgiving Day to do the turkey thang. We may be a minority, but we like to celebrate Halloween in October and Thanksgiving in November. We don’t start decorating for Christmas until December. That’s just the way we roll. more
Stephen, the subject of our title was a remarkable man, in the early decades of the first century. His name is derived from the Greek word, Stephanos, meaning “crown” (The Int. Std. Bible Ency. … more
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