As a child growing up in Anniston, AnnaMaria Jacob loved spending time with her grandfather George Moore Jr. The two would hang out in bookstores or visit the library. Other times they’d tackle a project together, such as building a birdhouse.
All last month, Facebook was flooded with photos of kids heading off to college. It took me back to 10 years ago when our only child — our daughter, Lindsay — was moving into a dorm at Jacksonville State University.
In the beautiful land of Costa Rica, one of the more common expressions a visitor will hear is "pura vida." It can mean different things to different people — "hello" or "goodbye" or even "take it easy" — but its literal translation is "pure life."
For their honeymoon, the couple took a cross-country road trip in a 1962 two-door Chevrolet Impala sedan named Old Betsy. For their 50th anniversary, they did it again.
Eight years ago, Connie Thompson heard about a man in Heflin who was in need of a kidney. None of his family members was a match, and a plea went out for potential donors. Connie agreed to be tested. When she learned she was a match, she decided to donate one of her kidneys.
Rachel Webb comes from a family of gardeners. Growing up in Talladega County, she recalls waking up early and rushing outside to help her Papaw pull weeds. "I spent many hours snapping beans," she said. "I shelled a lot of peas, washed the squash and helped pickle cucumbers."
Anniston resident Evelyn Foss and her husband, Lewis Foss, were living in Cincinnati, Ohio, when they decided to buy their first house. "Lewis was doing his residency at the time, and we had one child, our son, Dudley," Evelyn recalled.
Jennifer Maddox and Mark Stevens relocated to Anniston from Indiana in order for Jennifer to take the position of CEO at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.
Two weeks ago, Oxford resident Alisha Boyd and her Jacksonville State University Delta Zeta sorority sister Whitney Curtis, now living in Birmingham, joined up with a group of friends and traveled to Orlando, Fla. The trip was the start of a series of festivities to celebrate the upcoming we…
Redge and Jeanie Thagard met on the campus of Jacksonville State University in the fall of 1963. By the time Christmas rolled around, they were "going steady" — or as today’s social media would define it, "in a relationship."
If you’ve never taken Amtrak to New Orleans, you’re missing out on something. The train departs Anniston every morning at 10 a.m. and arrives in New Orleans at 7 p.m., or thereabouts.
The late-night party was hosted by the board of directors of CAST community theater for the cast and crew of “Hairspray.” The party kicked off around 10 p.m., and by midnight Chef Paul’s painstakingly catered buffet was a thing of the past.
It’s never a good sign when the phone rings in the middle of the night. For Annette Maddox, the call came at 3 a.m. just a few days into the new year. Her mother, Judy Manners, was being rushed by ambulance to Jacksonville Hospital.
The official was dressed in Jedi robes. The wedding music was the "Imperial March" from "Star Wars." And the cake was decorated with a TARDIS and Daleks.
What do you get when you combine a marketing degree with a minor in art? For Tiffiny Whisenhunt, the two have resulted in a successful career managing liquid assets. Tiffiny is a "cocktail mixologist" — today’s version of your grandmother’s bartender.
Knox supporters gathered on April 9 to celebrate the close of the series’ 70th season with an energetic performance by the Midtown Men. These four fellows were original cast members of Broadway’s "Jersey Boys," the popular Tony Award-winning musical that told how Frankie Valli and the Four S…
Brian Anderson has always enjoyed cooking, but making the same meals over and over quickly became boring — and new recipes didn’t help much.
Ohatchee native Amy Nunnelly is a true country girl, having spent most of her life in East Alabama, fishing, riding ATVs and swimming in the family’s backyard creek.