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With qualifying ending Friday, we are now entering the 2020 election season in earnest, with the March 3 primaries only a few months away. But the landscape is unsettled, led by the national drama dominated by President Trump and fueled by early changes in the wind. 

The year that I was born, 1938, the grocery bill was not as costly as today, especially in the country where people grew a substantial amount of the food that they ate. There were staples such as … more

My grandfather was Jim Orville Phillips, a longtime resident of east Walker County who was better known as “Sharky” to most anybody. He was simply known as PaPaw to me, and he was my hero.


In this, the second column from City Hall, we will continue in the realm of licensing and discuss peddler licenses and when they would be required.


I want to talk to you about context and how it can be so important, particularly as we read our Bibles.


The Women's World of 1977 highlighted several local women who were blazing new trails.

• Brett Elmore of Oldies 101.5 FM says that on Thursday he will continue a Halloween night tradition of about the past 15 years or so, by reairing "The War of the Worlds" CBS broadcast that Orson Welles' Mercury Players first broadcast on Oct. 30, 1938.  more
I remember when my mom introduced me to the original John Carpenter’s “Halloween” movies. I was in grade school, old enough to distinguish between real and make believe but still young enough that things could spook me. One afternoon, just a few weeks before Halloween, I nestled into bean bag and listened to that famous music come over the television. more
The people of Nauvoo banded together in October 1964 to help the family of a volunteer fireman who had been injured. more
For the past few weeks it has been Homecoming at high schools all across the state of Alabama. There is nothing better than the promise of letting out of school early, pomping tissue paper until late in the night, and grabbing candy from the roadside as it is thrown from a float to remind you just how important high school traditions are – even more so how those traditions turn into memories years later, long after your tassel has turned. more
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