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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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Engagements
Smith-Gurganus Bobby and Diana Smith of Jasper are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Smith of Parrish, to Will Gurganus of Parrish, the son of Dennis and Julie Gurganus ...
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Maurice Cook paints a message of unity
Over the last 17 years, you might find folk artist Maurice Cook on the road at the Butterbean Festival in Pinson, where cooks vie for first prize in the Butterbean and Cornbread Cooking Contest and...
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Engagements
Hastings-Norris Jeff and Barbara Hastings of Evans, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Brooke Hastings, to Jake Grant Norris, the son of Larry and Ginger Norris o...
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Taking time to see the September sky
In my past life, I didn’t get to spent much time looking at the sky. I worked for MaBell for 33 years, 25 of which were spent in a computer data center that was as cold as a Frigidaire spring, summ...
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The Beersdorf family: From Germany to Walker County
Few ancestral histories have been as well pieced together as that of the Beersdorf family. This has its beginning in Hamburg, Germany, in 1859 and finds its way to Walker County. Charles Beersdorf ...
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Mommy boot camp
I recently spent a week at home with my son. We hadn’t been alone together that long since my maternity leave last spring. I was a little nervous about it.
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Geologist’s work contributed to Alabama’s economic recovery
Geologist Joseph Holmes once urged Alabama legislators and university trustees to help his peer Eugene Allen Smith all that they could with his work.
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Shadow dog will be missed
Jilda and I have lived next door to her brother Ricky and his wife Debbie for more than 30 years, and living this close gave us an opportunity to participate in the lives of their children James, H...
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