FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Unless you’re driving over from St. Louis, or perhaps from Springfield, getting to this place takes a full tank of gas, GPS and keen eyesight. No deer are more skilled at causing white-knuckle moments for drivers than Ozark deer. Consider yourself warned. Read the full story
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Unless you’re driving over from St. Louis, or perhaps from Springfield, getting to this place takes a full tank of gas, GPS and keen eyesight. No deer are more skilled at causing white-knuckle moments for drivers than Ozark deer. Consider yourself warned.
Kara Silvers freely admits to being a fashionista. “It all started with my first Barbie doll,” she said. “I bought different outfits and loved dressing her up for all kinds of occasions.”
Back in November, while working on a production of “Annie” for CAST community theater, Jacksonville State University drama professor Carrie Colton noticed something odd about the stage at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. It really wasn’t suitable for a musical theater show.
The engine in my new-old Kia Sportage is not so much as a whisper. Tires are just about as quiet and from the Eastern Bypass the foothills of the Appalachians fade into a misty purple.
“Making Alabama,” a bicentennial traveling exhibit, will stop at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County this month, with a grand opening reception at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The exhibit closes on Aug. 28. Admission is free.
It’s not every day I’m invited to a wedding at a brewery, so of course I had to go. Not that I’m a big fan of breweries. My go-to beer is Michelob Ultra, but still, a wedding in a brewery! That’s a first for me.
One day last month the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County called and asked if they could lock me in a room.
First comics, then puzzles, now weather maps. Every time it seems like the dust is starting to settle in one area, something else changes, and for most newspapers, there’s no end in sight.
Jeff Sessions’ Christian denomination, the United Methodists, formally censured him six weeks ago. Don’t forget that. This wayward Alabamian, hand-picked by an ungodly White House to lead the Department of Justice, was charged by his church with child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination…
When my daughter, Lindsay, was a baby, her favorite toy was her bunny — aptly named, “Bunny.” It stayed with her throughout her growing-up years. Today, some 30 years later, Bunny is in tatters, but is still in the picture. I know this because sometimes I see it hanging out of her purse.
One of my favorite book passages of all time is from humorist James Thurber’s “My Life and Hard Times,” a memoir about growing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the early 1900s. He describes his grandmother, an otherwise formidable woman who lived her life in “the horrible suspicion that electricity …
Let’s cast aside concerns about Alabama’s high poverty rate, the corruption that infests state politics, its addiction to opioids, its underperforming public schools, the awful overcrowding of its prisons, its perpetually tepid state budgets and its upside-down tax system.