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November 22, 2014

Life & Arts

Interfaith Thanksgiving service is a feast for the senses and the soul

Every year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Interfaith Ministries of Calhoun County brings together people of different faiths and denominations for a community worship service. This year’s service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1000 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4457. A reception will follow.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Is it a sin to care about sports too much?
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 8:01 am

Always put the Lord first

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 8:00 am

At the Hilburn home, sweet potatoes are always in season, and they are a "must" at Thanksgiving.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Nov. 20-26 Daily Calendars
Posted: November 18, 2014

Upcoming community events in Calhoun County.

Friday 11/14/2014
Holiday events in and around Calhoun County, from puppets to parades, movies to music
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 5:29 pm

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Community orchestra conductor takes his debut bow
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:15 pm

From the sweeping melodies of the the violins to the strong chords of the wind instruments, the JSU University/Community Orchestra concert this week has every promise of being well worth your time. It will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Anniston’s First United Methodist Church. Admission is free.

‘That’s why I only eat the weenie’
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

“Did you know that anytime you need a rainbow, you’ll find one?”

Carl Hiaasen stays true to form in his first YA novel
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

“A life such as mine is a treacherous path.”  That’s Skink for you.  

Fall is the best time to try trail-running
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Our area is blessed with an abundance of outside. And by “outside,” I mean all the green space that is full of mountains, rocks, dirt, trees and creeks and has trails running through it. Within a short drive of downtown Anniston, there are routes beckoning to you to come eat their dirt.

Congratulazioni! Ledford-Galbiati wedding brings a taste of Italy to Alabama
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:03 pm

One beautiful day last December, Enrico Galbiati took his girlfriend, Lauren Ledford, on an excursion to the top of a mountain in northern Italy. It was a trek that involved driving, hiking and climbing stairs. “Do you like this view?” he asked her when they finally reached the top. “Because one day all of this will be yours.”  

OUT OF DARKNESS: A young man’s family used his obituary to reach out to others who might be suffering from depression
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Samuel Tompkins, 19, Jacksonville High School graduate, lived to make others laugh. He had a contagious smile and wanted others to be happy. But Samuel also suffered from depression, which few people knew about. He committed suicide on Aug. 3.

11 COUNTRIES, 11 MONTHS: Saks man hopes to embark on the mission trip of a lifetime
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 4:40 pm

If laughter were a facial gesture, Rick Brown would be rolling his eyes after being asked if he’s adventurous.

How can we know the Bible is reliable?
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 8:01 am

If God is reliable, so is the Bible

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Nov. 13-19 Daily Calendars
Posted: November 12, 2014

Upcoming community events in Calhoun County.

American wines for America’s harvest festival
Posted: November 12, 2014

My first thought when contemplating the Thanksgiving meal is flight. Flight to somewhere else other than my kitchen.

Friday 11/07/2014
The garden in winter: Blooms to brighten up the cold, gray days ahead
Posted: November 07, 2014

Admirers gush over the spring garden and use adjectives like “gorgeous” to describe masses of blooming azaleas and dogwoods. The connoisseurs of fall’s vibrant colors of orange, red and yellow swear that autumn’s beauty is unparalleled.

The 9/11 tragedy divides two lives into ‘before’ and ‘after’
Posted: November 07, 2014

By Steven Whitton

JSU drama students are doing it all for production of ‘Mousetrap’
Posted: November 07, 2014

JSU students are building a better “Mousetrap” in their November production of the classic Agatha Christie play.

Thanks to Knox Concerts volunteers, visiting celebrities get a taste of Southern hospitality
Posted: November 07, 2014

On Oct. 28, the board of directors of Knox Concert Series hosted an evening reception to honor their volunteers.

ARTISTS IN ACTION: Christmas sights and sounds are here already
Posted: November 07, 2014

The Christmas season is starting early this year. Events and parties are already planned.  Perhaps hearing the JSU A Cappella Choir singing this month will add the spark you need to catch the spirit for Dec. 25.

Anniston Museum receives gift of 435 Audubon prints
Posted: November 07, 2014

The Anniston Museum of Natural History recently received a gift of 435 prints featuring work by master bird illustrator John James Audubon.

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