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Hall of Fame celebrates depth of state’s talent
BIRMINGHAM — If you can’t afford to fly to London this summer for the Olympic Games, consider a trip to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame to learn about the many gold medal winners who have ties to t...
Jul 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another neighbor gone from Mayberry
I had barely settled in at my desk Tuesday morning when newsroom secretary Melanie Rickles turned to me and announced, “Andy died.”
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Beat the heat in ‘The River City’
Decatur — Point Mallard Park doesn’t need cartoon characters or cheap thrills to attract visitors. Mother Nature takes care of that.
Jul 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Engagements
Butler - Burns Kenneth Butler of Carbon Hill and Joanne and Patrick Townsend of Double Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cecilia LaShae Butler, to Nicholas Patrick B...
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Lullaby and a long good night
Wyatt’s nickname should be “Iron Will.”
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It can’t get much hotter
I tried to sit on the screen porch to write this column but that lasted about as long as a teenage crush.
Jun 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding quiet moments, places in noisy world
We conduct our day-to-day lives in an ultra-noisy world. Multiple sources contribute — never silent televisions, humming air conditioners, cell phones ringing at all the wrong moments, leaf blowers...
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Recovery is in the eye of the beholder
I wasn’t sure what to expect when my boss sent me to a workshop in Birmingham last week called “Designing After Disaster.”
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Engagements
Plowman - Barton Claude and Susan Plowman of McCalla are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Plowman, to Brent Barton, the son of Tim and Beth Parker of Cordova and Rick ...
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Our baby chicks are growing up
We got five new baby chicks a few weeks ago at the local seed and feed store. Most of the chickens we’ve had in the past have been game and they could be as hateful as Hitler with a hangover.
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Long term recovery experts look to Greensburg, Kansas as an example
Bob Dixson’s heart sank when he heard that tornadoes had ripped through Alabama and several neighboring states on April 27, 2011.
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Rodeo clown learned the ropes from his dad
Trent McFarland had some clown-sized shoes to fill when he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Jun 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proud to have been born a logger’s daughter
Somewhere in a box or photo album is a picture of my daddy holding a toddler-sized me.
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Marathon of strange dreams
I slept fitfully last night. My dreams were filled with clogged toilets, snarling dogs and curiously large rabbits that could leap like kangaroos cranked up on steroids. Most nights when I have wei...
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Engagements
Estes - King Mr. and Mrs. Leon Estes of Jasper announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn, to Michael Glen King, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen King of Dora. The bride-elect is the gran...
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