Teddy Grogan is one of those University of Alabama football fans you hear about but rarely meet. His bonafides jingle like Army medals: a Crimson Tide fan since JFK, a 1973 graduate of the university, a longtime Tide Pride member, a season-ticket holder. He hasn’t missed an Alabama-Tennessee…

Jacksonville means the world to Sandra Sudduth, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t love her back. Her father was the city’s first Black elected official. She’s served with distinction on the City Council for three decades. She’s in her fourth year as its president, a calming presence oth…

I have been working from home for almost eight months now, and my entire perspective has shifted. For instance, office politics now consist of me and my husband jockeying for space at the dining table that we are both using as our home workspace. I am happy to report that I am currently winn…

A few weeks ago, I spotted an empty hook hanging from a corner of the roof. “Hmmm,” said I. “That looks like just the place for a wind chime.”

Things you should not touch when you get into a car in Alabama in the middle of summer: the steering wheel, the seat belt buckle, the bottle of boiling hot hand sanitizer.

Way up in Calhoun County’s northeastern hills, hard against the western edges of the Wolf and August Mine mountain ridges, is a pinprick of a place called Philadelphia. Its heartbeat, Philadelphia Baptist Church, has dispensed sermons since 1888. Along the drive there from Piedmont is a visu…

When my daughter, Lindsay, finished high school, a family friend sent her an unusual graduation gift: socks. Turns out, the gift represented a private joke between the two.

Last week marked 75 years since the bombing of Hiroshima. I hate to admit that I actually remember the moment when I heard President Truman announce the astonishing event on a radio broadcast. I was 2 months short of 5 years old.

For the past 21 years, I have mostly managed to avoid work meetings. Every now and then I would show up for staff training or sit in on a brainstorming session, but meetings never took up much of my work day.

There’s lots of buzz in the local air about that movie coming to Netflix next month — the one that was filmed in places around Anniston and Jacksonville. “The Devil All the Time” is the title of it, adapted from a novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock.

In last week’s Religion Roundtable in the Star’s Faith section, Rev. Laura Hutchinson of Anniston’s First Christian Church shared her belief that the current change we’re experiencing in our lives “is an accidental gift from an otherwise terrible event.”

Worldwide demand for remdesivir — an antiviral drug that can reduce the length of hospital stays for the sickest COVID-19 patients by about 30 percent — has stressed the supply chain and worried doctors that there isn't enough to go around.