Wednesday, July 26, 2017

To live and die in Dixie

By Hardy Jackson A while back a study was published that revealed that the South, the good old Bible belt, leads the United States in...

Inside the Statehouse

During my tenure in the legislature in the 1980’s and 1990’s, political party affiliation was not as pronounced as it is today. We were identified...

Master Gardener shares favorite family recipes for summer

By Ann Cipperly Sitting on her sun porch, Dianne Wages looks out over her garden to the Black Angus cattle in the pasture beyond. Seeing...

Coexistence at the beach

Yeah, but now I’m getting’ old, don’t wear underwear I don’t go to church and I don’t cut my hair Jimmy Buffet “Pencil Thin Mustache” Some of you...

Inside the Statehouse

As the horse race for our open U.S. Senate seat heads down the stretch, let’s look at the lay of the land. All indications are...

Newcomer Jennifer Faircloth shares family recipes

By Ann Cipperly After living in Ocean Springs, MS. on the Gulf coast for 23 years, Jennifer and Mark Faircloth wanted to live on or...

These hands of mine

By Jody Fuller I’ve always heard that one can tell a lot by a man’s hands. For example, if they’re soft and smooth, then they...

Joan Bennett shares recipes from family cookbook collection

Surrounded by family photos and mementos from trips, 87-year-old Joan Bennett recalls early marriage years in Opelika, raising her four children and her love...

The ayes have it

By Norma Kirkpatrick Most of us are aware that some words drop from common usage as other words replace them.  At a recent business meeting...

OHS sports roundup

By D. Mark Mitchell I appreciate the feedback from last week’s column. Most folks agree, Mitch Myers was treated bad by the University of Alabama. Numerous...