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I’ve shared both the good... and the bad
As many of you know, I have been in the hospital and spending most of my time in therapy. Although on my feet now, I am not trying out for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Loving the old ballgame
The World Series starts this week. Zac’s beloved Chicago Cubs aren’t in it.
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School Munus
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday - Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Baked Beans, Dill Slices, Baked Chips, Fresh Vegetables, Fruit Cup & Fresh Fruit, Milk Tuesday - Spaghetti, Texas...
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Engagements
Baker-Halbrook Charles and LaRee Baker of Townley are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Baker of Northport, to Kevin Halbrook of Northport, the son of Susan and Kenny Pha...
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I’m back on the road again
I let myself get a little down Friday as I prepared to write this column. I’d read some short stories by my friend Dale Short, and the stories that won Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize a few years ago.
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‘It takes patience, time and understanding’
More than 20 years ago, Dennis Debbaudt’s son had a meltdown at the mall.
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Rooting for the rednecks
I’ve heard that a redneck’s most famous last words are “Hey, y’all. Watch this!”
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Southern gospel tent revivals
I want to start another theme to get you reminiscing. How many of you remember the Gospel Tent Reviv-als? Every community in Walker County at one time or another had tents set up and revivals held....
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Old memories of New Orleans revisited
For years I could not think of New Orleans without seeing her desperate citizens camping out at the Louisiana Super-dome and begging their country for help in late August 2005. Those flashbacks are...
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A struggling artist
My artistic talent peaked in kindergarten. I explained that to young Brylee Smith last week when I asked her to help me with a project for a friend. She thought I was just being funny and let me ne...
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Hooterville comes home
Addison festival honors former resident, late star of “Green Acres”
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Engagements
Sanford-Boatwright Tony and Donna Sanford, along with Dan and Rhonda Boatwright, would like to announce the engagement of their children, Joshua Ray Sanford to Anna Shea Boatwright. The wedding wil...
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Basket-making — A long-lasting tradition
With modern machinery, cheap sacks and bags of cloth, plastic and fabric, basketry has become a lost art except by a few older craftsmen.
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Tourism website features fall colors map, trail
Even the trees turn crimson and auburn during football season in the South. Although Friday marked the first day of autumn, the fall foliage is not expected to reach its peak in north Alabama until...
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Friends to the end
I had an “I Love Lucy” episode on as background noise the other day but stopped what I was doing when Lucy and Ethel started singing “Friendship.”
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