Category: Columnist

Johnny Ellison: Stephen’s sacrifice

Johnny Ellison: Stephen’s sacrifice

Once upon a time there was a church in its infancy all gathering in a city called Jerusalem. God’s power was evident, and thousands of ... Read More

Brad’s WatchList: Incubus “Make Yourself” tour

Brad’s WatchList: Incubus “Make Yourself” tour

A few months ago, I was looking through my emails. I got to one that said one of my favorite bands, Incubus, is going on ... Read More

Marian Carcache: Protect the creation

Marian Carcache: Protect the creation

Years ago, I found a couple of Frozen Charlotte dolls among the things left in old houses after relatives moved away. Of course, when I ... Read More

Mark Clark: My best and worst performances ever in baseball

Mark Clark: My best and worst performances ever in baseball

Reading Time: 5 minutes It has been quite a while since I played baseball, but there are some things I remember well about my time ... Read More

Sarah West: Honoring Local History

Sarah West: Honoring Local History

Print of Vesper to be at local MEND auction After the storm, the winds quieted and the light turned to sunset hues of melon and ... Read More

Brad’s Watch List: The Sony Walkman

Brad’s Watch List: The Sony Walkman

Before iPods, iPhones or even portable CD players there was the Sony Walkman. The Walkman changed the way a generation consumed music. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ... Read More

Mark Clark: Baseball players who ended their careers far too early

Mark Clark: Baseball players who ended their careers far too early

On another page of this newspaper, I compiled a list of five athletes who played the game too long – Michael Vick, Michael Jordan, Johnny ... Read More

Marian Carcache: No agreement signed to be silent

Marian Carcache: No agreement signed to be silent

There have been a lot of July 4s since I started writing this “Lovely Tokens” column. I’ve focused my Independence Day musings on things as ... Read More

Historic Jones Store Museum Opening

Historic Jones Store Museum Opening

By Sarah West The front doors creak. The clattering of footsteps upon century old floor boards echo the tap, tap, tapping, the coming and going ... Read More

Toni Stauffer: Time to light up those fireworks

Toni Stauffer: Time to light up those fireworks

Before writing this, I had no idea about the fireworks laws in Alabama. I just knew I could buy them and make them go bang. ... Read More

Mark Clark: 49 years ago, the Vikings were undefeated

Mark Clark: 49 years ago, the Vikings were undefeated

I know my wife would like for me to finish cleaning up my room – and I am trying to do that. However, there are ... Read More

Mark Clark: Will Ross stay in college or bolt for pro league?

Mark Clark: Will Ross stay in college or bolt for pro league?

There is no doubt that former Central High star wide receiver Justyn Ross has the talent to play professional football right now. Ross, as a ... Read More

Sarah West: Going the extra mile

Sarah West: Going the extra mile

Late one Sunday night I lay awake with questions spinning round, pondering thoughts like to “should I stay or should I go?” In past weeks, ... Read More