• Denise DuBois: Birthday Wisdom

    Denise DuBois: Birthday Wisdom

    Each year on my birthday, I start thinking about things that I’ve learned the previous year and throughout my life in general. There’s wisdom in time and age, so here are a few things I’ve learned – some from personal experience and some from those around me.  1. When you know what you want, nothing

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  • Marian Carcache: Halloween mood

    The long-awaited rain and the cooler mornings and evenings have finally set the proper mood for Halloween – and that, for me, means classic horror movies. In the late 1950s and early 60s, we had access to only two television stations out in Jernigan: Columbus channels 3 and 9. Some of my best memories include

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  • Mark Clark: Hall should include these athletes in first class

    Earlier this year, the Phenix City Board of Education discussed naming a building in honor of former South Girard High basketball coach James Patrick. While discussing that, it was suggested late Central High basketball coach James B. Redd be honored as well. The discussions ended with nothing being done immediately. Instead, the PCBOE approved a

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  • Marian Carcache: Forgotten Alabama

    Every time I go home to Russell County, I am nostalgic for days afterward.  And my most recent trip was all about sentimental longing for the past. I went to hear Glenn Mills, the author/photographer of the Forgotten Alabama series of books, talk about his photographs of a vanishing landscape that so many of us

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  • Mark Clark: She is taking a stand against transgender athletes

    A 16-year-old has had enough with political correctness when it comes to women’s sports. Selina Soule of Bloomfield, Conn. has turned to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for help. Soule competes in the 55-meters dash, but recently found herself on the outside looking in at male athletes who identify as females taking spots in competition

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  • Remembering songs on crisp fall nights

    There is something magical about fall nights. Perhaps that’s why hayrides and wood smoke stand out among my best memories of Octobers past. A farmer friend would provide his cotton wagon and throw in some bales of hay. Another neighbor would let us loose in his peanut field after harvest and give us all the

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