• Marian Carcache: Treasuring family stories and memories

    Marian Carcache: Treasuring family stories and memories

    When I was growing up, older relatives often tried to interest me in genealogy. Daddy would tell me to leave “the Family Tree” alone or I might find something in its branches that I didn’t want to know. Apparently, other friends’ parents told them the same thing. Now that I’ve reached retirement age, I wonder

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  • Mark Clark: A stroll down Memory Lane with Chief Little Eagle and a few others

    Mark Clark: A stroll down Memory Lane with Chief Little Eagle and a few others

    I spent some time over the weekend reading old newspapers on-line. I ran across some old articles when professional wrestling was covered as well as any other sport. The Phenix-Citizen used to run articles each week back in the 1960s. Matches were held on the baseball diamond at Darnell Field – now Darnell-Nelson Field –

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  • Marian Carcache: Cornbread, not war

    Marian Carcache: Cornbread, not war

    Last week, coming back to Auburn from visiting my parents in Jernigan, my son and I stopped by Butch Anthony’s Drive-thru museum. Butch has added a piece of art in homage to Billy Reid and the Southern Food Alliance’s unofficial motto, “Make Cornbread, Not War.”  It set my mind to thinking about a lot of

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  • Mark Clark: The saddest scenes from sports movies

    Mark Clark: The saddest scenes from sports movies

    Brian’s Song moment tops them all Over the years, I have watched many sports movies that contained sad scenes. I am sure you have watched many of the same movies that I have watched. I doubt there has been a year that has gone by without at least one new sports movie showing up on

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  • Mark Clark: I doubt surgery will derail Ross’s dream

    Mark Clark: I doubt surgery will derail Ross’s dream

    After a spectacular postseason following his Freshman season at Clemson, Justyn Ross was the talk of college football – the top receiver prospect in the country. There was even talk the Phenix City youngster and former Central High athlete could possibly be the No. 2 selection in the National Football League Draft behind Clemson quarterback

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  • Marian Carcache: Jernigan forgotten

    Marian Carcache: Jernigan forgotten

    Recently, my parents received a letter from someone trying to find information on an ancestor who died in Jernigan long before they were ever born: a young girl, granddaughter to the local doctor/preacher and engaged to marry my great-grandmother’s brother, stricken with diphtheria before she could marry. I’ve searched available information, but can find little.

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