Gov. Kay Ivey on has set special election dates for an Alabama House seat that was vacated last month after state Rep. Kyle South resigned. South left to serve as president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. Ivey says the primary special election for Hous…
A new museum Alabama tells the history of the Clotilda — the last ship known to transport Africans to the American South for enslavement. The $1.3 million Africatown Heritage House and “Clotilda: The Exhibition” opened Saturday, exactly 163 years after the ship arrived in Mobile Bay. The exh…
A partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and historically Black colleges or universities is opening the eyes of students of color who never pictured themselves fighting forest fires. An on-site fire academy in Alabama is part of the 1890 Land Grant Institution Wildland Fire Consortium. …
Lightning bugs have arrived with the warm nights making my yard their playground.
What is the longest holiday of them all? Most holidays last at least one day, or, at most, for an extended weekend. There is, however, one holiday that last all summer. It’s called summer!
How are your impulsive decisions working for you? And how many of them do you regret?
How have you been affected by the chaos going on in the world? As wars escalate, racial tensions increase and the political divide seems to widen, it’s hard not to feel apprehensive.
A former Alabama lawmaker accused of misusing state grant money by paying kickbacks to a legislative assistant has pleaded guilty. Fred Plump Jr. was a Democratic lawmaker from Fairfield before he resigned his seat May 31 as part of a deal with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty Wednesday in fed…
Former Barbour County Sheriff Leroy Upshaw pleaded guilty in Barbour County Circuit Court Tuesday to felony ethics charges.
I was beginning to wonder if we would ever get there. In fact, I was doubting that we were ever going to leave the airport. I was much like an impatient child that continually asks, “Are we there yet,” except I was asking, “Have we left yet?”
Do you accomplish most of what you hope to each day? Or would you be thrilled to have one fully productive day each week – or at least once in your lifetime?
Alabama lawmakers will hold their first meeting next week to determine what the state’s new congressional map should look like. The chairmen of the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment released a schedule for hearings on Wednesday. A three-judge panel last week gave lawmakers u…
I had wanted to go visit there since the days of my youth. I never imagined or believed it would ever happen. Now, when the days of my youth are a dim dot in my rear-view mirror, I have made it there twice.
Democratic National Committee leaders on Saturday agreed to review concerns about the Alabama Democratic Party, including its decision to eliminate several diversity caucuses. The DNC’s Executive Committee voted to refer “all pending and future challenges and complaints” about the matter to …
Eufaula High School FFA members accepted awards at the 95th Alabama State FFA Convention recently held in Montgomery.
“I love You, Father.”
I was trying to show my class a clip from a video, but I couldn’t get the VCR to cooperate. I punched every button on the remote control, and it still wouldn’t work. So I threw the gadget at a student. “Can you figure this out?”
Jean and I had the joy of watching the KC Royals play ball recently. I must say, I can’t remember many sporting events that I have enjoyed more. We laughed until our lips ached!
In a recent column, I shared Bert’s and my goal to pray together every day. Some of you may be thinking, “It must be nice to have a marriage like that!” Truth is, you probably do.
Eufaula City Schools has named Sean Clark as principal of Admiral Moorer Middle School (AMMS) and Tara Sneed as principal of Eufaula Elementary School (EES).
Kiser, Lewis receive Certified Instructional Leader credential
What would happen if we taught our children and grandchildren to pray for our nation?
Mama practiced medicine without a license. Her Mothercare preceded the Medicare plan by lots of years.
What keeps tripping up your marriage or your household?
Now that warm days are busting out all over, my mind wanders to the Gulf of Mexico. And even though I’m not planning a road trip any time soon, I wonder where I might have stashed my frumpy, black bathing suit.