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Animals had to be fed, the cow milked, water drawn from the well, fire wood gathered for the morning fires, the eggs collected, and school homework done before bedtime. One of my jobs was to churn … more
Bevill State Community College vehicle technology and repair and electrical systems technology students toured the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance on Thursday in recognition of Manufacturing Day, which was Friday. Automotive technology students, if they choose, have an opportunity to apply for a co-op program with the automobile manufacturer. More information about the program can be found at more
When we were in elementary school, we qualified for free lunches, but they did not just give them to the students. There were jobs which had to be performed in lieu of paying for lunch. These … more
Betty Harbison had just celebrated Christmas and her 50th wedding anniversary 14 years ago when she got news from a physician that no one wants to hear — it's time to get your affairs in order. more
I have several purposes for writing this particular article, not the least of which is the fact that I hope that by writing a column on dry weather we will get some rain even before you get to read … more
I’ve discovered that there are unwanted intruders in our home. They are not there to take our stereo or laptop. What these intruders are stealing is much more valuable – our time. Several … more

Camp McDowell recently hosted a leadership training day for the chapter FFA officers of the Walker County School System. Students from Cordova, Curry, Dora, Oakman and the Walker County Center of Technology participated in the event. State FFA President Will Aycock encouraged local chapter officers to step out of their comfort zone and to never be afraid to ask for help. The Walker County Farmers Federation sponsored the event. The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.


Becoming successful is a mysterious journey. Many would explain success by saying someone was at the right place at the right time. There may be some truth to this, but I think more often than not, it’s because of grit.

NASHVILLE - One place my family often visited when I was a child was Nashville, Tennessee, where I saw many of the major sites, including the music and history sites. Needing a quick getaway the other day, I decided to return on my own. I booked a Red Roof Inn on Exit 78 through Expedia over two nights, south of downtown. Not counting eats, I spent like $300 over three days. more
Food was not the only thing to be addressed before the arrival of winter. Adequate clothing and bedding were needed to survive the brutal winters. The house in which I was reared was not … more
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