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In the previous article I recounted how Dad solved the problem of overpopulation of dogs. It can certainly be considered as being inhumane, but Dad considered it to be even worse to keep dogs and let … more
I tell you if it isn’t one thing going on that we have to deal with in this crazy world that we live in today it’s something else. Over the past couple weeks or so we have seen yet another of … more
People from across Alabama and neighboring states made the trek to a sunflower field in Autaugaville this year. The 16-acre field is owned by husband and wife Kim and Todd Sheridan. This was the … more

This space just didn't look right without a column from Rick Watson last week.

Local 8-year-old Lynlee Branham recently donated her hair to Wigs for Kids. She was inspired to help others because half of her own hair had to be shaved after she was burned by a pot of peas falling … more

Unclaimed Baggage recently unveiled its brand new e-commerce site. 

Dogs and cats are about the extent of the pets we had at the old home place. Dogs are truly man’s best friend, and they were the only animals that we always had, but there were always problems with … more

Caroline Ivey's four children never had to ask "What's for dinner?" while they were growing up.

There are still a lot of smokers out there, but it is much more of an expensive habit now than it was then. Taxes on tobacco products are now much more than the product could be bought for when I was … more

(Editor's note: Rick Watson, who wrote this weekly column and served as a reporter and photographer on our staff, died suddenly early Thursday morning. That night we discovered Rick had written a final column, and had printed it out for his wife, Jilda, to look at before he emailed it to us. She has graciously passed it along to us, so that we may all have a final amusement from our friend and co-worker. )

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