The Country Music Christmas parade Thursday night was led by a country music singer, Riley Green. Green, along with friends and family decked out in camo, waved to the crowd from a boat, posing as duck hunters. Pelham Road, from Winn-Dixie to the Jacksonville State University campus, was fil…

The No. 3 Jacksonville State fell 40-24 to Youngstown State Saturday afternoon at Burgess-Snow Field, bringing an end to the 2016 football season for the Gamecocks.

Former White Plains resident Mindi Wilkins-Amberson is the state’s elementary school counselor of the year. She was chosen by the Alabama School Counselor Association. Mindi is humbled and happy for the honor, but the mother of four hasn’t had much time to think about it.

It is Christmas time, and since Alabama is one of the most charitable states in the nation, I would expect that many of us are in the giving mood and plan to help many worthy causes across our great state.  Unfortunately, it appears that some recent rulings by the Alabama Ethics Commission are going to make it more difficult for charities across the state to raise the funds that they need to serve our communities.

A flag dedication ceremony was held at the Piedmont Eubanks Center in memory of Jack Holder. Holder was director of the center when he died last year.