Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Masters

The Master’s is upon us. Now I don’t golf. Golf is, to me, as Oscar Wilde observed about foxhunting, “the unspeakable in full pursuit of the...

OHS Sports Roundup

By D. Mark Mitchell Opelika High senior 'Rock" Chambers won the prestigious Franklin D. Watkins Award, which annually honors the nation’s top senior African American...

Cousin Benny and the snake

Cousin Benny and the Snake In times like these, when the people of our great land are as badly divided as I can recall, we...

Sandy Marino treats guests to special Italian dishes

By Ann Cipperly After enjoying an interesting life in New Jersey and Marietta Ga., Sandy and Tony Marino are leading a slower paced, relaxed lifestyle...

Healthier and happier

I'd planned on killing my first deer this year. That plan, however, didn't come to fruition. It would have been nice to have that...

Inside the Statehouse

My tradition for over two decades has been to give my children money for Christmas. Under this system there is no returning of items....

Farming in old days

From the time I was born untilI was about six, Daddy didn’t have a car. He had owned one once, but he sold it...

Reading Retirement

Years ago my graduate school mentor, G. Melvin Herndon, announced that he was retiring. At first, the news was a little hard for me to...

Inside the Statehouse

The premier issue of this year’s legislative session will be whether to borrow a massive amount of money to build new prisons in the...

Melanie Constance finds joy in offering hospitality

By Ann Cipperly Although Melanie Constance is a busy working mother, she finds time  to welcome company for Sunday lunches, dinners and games nights with...