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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.
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.
Jun 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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The hope of a Blue Devil
Hate is more than an emotion. It’s an atmosphere that has engulfed the city that many of us call home.
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Cordova resident goes on a cruise in once-in-a-lifetime trip
Cornelius McElrath had never been on a vacation, but that didn’t stop the 40-year-old Cordova native from dreaming big.
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Meteorologists, like James Spann, save lives
I got a chance to interview James Spann a few weeks ago. Jilda was peeved because she’s an amateur weather woman and to her, meeting James would be like meeting Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.
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Engagements
West-Banks Steve and Pamela West of Samantha, and Hootie and Pam Daniel of Brookwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy West, to Thomas Maxwell Banks, the son of Larry and Sue Banks ...
Jun 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharing the love of language in all its beautiful forms
In the last several weeks the lives of communities as well as individuals all over the country have been turned upside down and inside out. In a time when almost nothing seems certain, we search fo...
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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