Anna Catherine Alderman has wanted to be a cheerleader for as long as she can remember. She began cheering competitively while in first grade and has continued along that path through her high school years. "I really enjoy the energy that surrounds the competition venues," she said.
Brian Hagedorn was a senior in high school when he met Anthony Jordan at an SEC camp for basketball officials. Hagedorn had been officiating church and junior high school games but was looking to break into the big leagues. Jordan, who is a former NBA referee, was an instructor at the camp. …
While a student at Auburn University, Anniston native and Faith Christian graduate Quenton Moore attended the screening of a "Star Trek" movie that was broadcast on the football stadium’s Jumbotron screen. He found a seat on the field and introduced himself to the pretty woman next to him, E…
Barbara Varnum was born on Christmas Day in 1936, when the nation was still in the grips of the Great Depression. "We never had much back then, but I never lacked for love," she said.
In some respects, Tesla Durham is like any other teenager, being screamed out of bed in the morning and forced to face a mountain of tasks and chores. Except in Tesla’s case, it wasn’t her mother or father doing the screaming.
The first time that Anniston residents Art and Toni Hathorn went to Las Vegas with their friends Mike and Lisa Askew, it was considered a short break from reality. The four enjoyed shopping, delicious meals and seeing shows such as Jimmy Buffett and "Jersey Boys." "Las Vegas is an adult Disn…
When the Netherworld’s Demon King devises a plan to destroy life in the human dimension, who ya gonna call?
It was a typical day at work for Patrick Wigley, owner of Wig’s Wheels, when a customer came in, looking to rent a bicycle while visiting Anniston.
Blake Dalrymple was only 12 years old when he saw the Boston Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays while on vacation with his family in Florida.
Although her house is filled with ghosts and goblins from end to end, it is the outside that is the most entertaining.
There rests a patch of woods between the back of Gina’s house and the Chief Ladiga Trail. Nestled amongst those trees is a ghostly village that is both spooky and clever. It is called Skelleytown, since a variety of skeletons populate the area.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns tonight after being gone all summer, and no one is more excited about it than Brian Beyerle.
In the summer of 2015, Tatiana Bidikov shared a Wall Street Journal clipping with Jean Ann Oglesby concerning a community dinner party called Field to Vase. Such events are popping up around the nation as a way for communities to promote the production and sales of locally grown fruits and v…
Once friends find out that Ohio native Judy Myers went to Kent State University, the first question they ask is: "Were you there that day?"
Back in the mid 1970s, four young women who were living in Jacksonville began a friendship that has lasted to this day.
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.