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Falling watermelons almost always go splat
The thermometer will be in the upper 90s this Fourth of July and Jilda is not happy. She keeps whining — why don’t we summer in Telluride.
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Feed His sheep
W.W.J.D. bracelets were everywhere when I was a pre-teen.
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Engagements
Terry-Kyzer Darlene and Danny Vines and Don Terry of Jasper are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Terry, to Shawn Kyzer, the son of Thomas and Linda Kyzer of Parrish. T...
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Coach Ann Trotter: Unsurpassed swim team leadership
Before our boys were born, we listened to our friends talk about the Jasper Swim Team and how much fun their kids had swimming on the team for about two months every summer. Even though their swim ...
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'I firmly believe we all know what the truth is...'
Jasper woman retires after career as polygraph examiner
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Blackberries are ripe for the pickin’
Sometimes coming up with a decent idea to write about is like finding a close parking space at Walmart when it’s raining.
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A wish upon a Waffle House
Several days before my most recent birthday, I decided it might be fun to make a list of things I want to do in my next 25 years.
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Early coal history of Sipsey
Coal deposits form a great part of the history of Walker County. Even greater is the story of the wealthy men who poured into the Warrior Coal Basin in search of the “black gold.” They bought up la...
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Confession from a midnight snacker
I woke up after midnight last week and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I’d been in the middle of a good dream, but once my eyes opened, it vanished like a wisp of breath on a cold morning.
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That’s the rest of the story
My son will always be my favorite labor of love. Journey Stories, a special section that is coming out on Thursday, is a close second. Both were months in the making. Both have kept me awake at all...
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Engagements
Hardin - McGough Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hardin of Lynn, are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Malorie Ryan to Cody Miller McGough, son of Becki Gilbert of Jasper, and Mick...
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Taming Alabama summers in the kitchen
In May, summer teased us as she poked her head out and then retreated for a few days, returning after sharing several amazingly cool mornings. When this fickle creature finally decided to stay, sum...
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My amazing adventures in baking
I know my columns have been a little heavy lately. I think it’s time to take a break and share some of the stupid things I’ve been doing.
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Recalling fun times in the summer
The last few days of school each year were pure torture for me. While my teachers were droning on till the very end trying to stuff the last little bit of knowledge for the school year into my head...
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Miss Ruth’s microscopic world
The American writer I have studied widely is William Faulkner of our neighbor, Mississippi.
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