Ava Smith, a 10-year-old student at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School and a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, visited the White House, along with her family, during the summer.

Madison Gohlke, of Anniston, was recently awarded the 2016-17 SEC Dr Pepper Education Abroad award at Auburn University to fund her year-long, study abroad program.

There’s a Waffle House Museum. It’s in Decatur, Ga., at the site of the very first Waffle House, which opened 61 years ago this month. (There are now more than 1,700 Waffle Houses in 25 states.) The museum has been restored to look like a 1955 restaurant.Waffle House has a test kitchen. Sele…

As summer turns to fall, Brett Buckner's attention turns to the Star’s third annual HorrorFest, a buckets-of-blood marathon during which he will watch 31 horror movies in 31 days.