Lifestyles »

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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jul 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lullaby and a long good night
Wyatt’s nickname should be “Iron Will.”
Jul 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jun 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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.”
Jun 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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.
Jun 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 ...
Jun 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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.
Jun 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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.
Jun 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jun 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jun 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Food trucks gear up with fresh, local, original fare
Imagine traveling to 10 states and 12 cities from coast to coast, while sampling wondrous fare, meeting chefs and then writing a book about the incredible cuisine which is springing forth from the ...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
One of Walker County’s founding families hosting reunion next weekend
Hundreds of Bennett descendants from across the United States will be gathering at Edgil Grove Baptist Church on Saturday for their first reunion in more than a decade.
Jun 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story