Whether your battle cry is “War Eagle” or “Roll Tide” on football Saturdays, most of us can agree that healthy snacks are a must-have for game day gatherings.
Back in the day (1946) visiting teams would sometime borrow Anniston’s football stadium for their games. On Sept. 14, spectators at the Oxford-Alexandria game took their sports passions a little too far, and police were called.
The game played on Sept. 13, 1996, brought the Alexandria Valley Cubs their 17th consecutive win as the Cubs, the state’s No. 1 team in Class 4A, trounced Lanett 0-22.
Folks in Etowah County who supported Gadsden State Community College in 1996 didn't want to see Ayers State Technical College in Anniston do anything that could lead to expansion. And they told the school board as much.
I am sitting on the bed with the comforter pulled over my head. Not because I am reliving my childhood, although given the state of the world, retreating into a blanket fort sounds really good right now.
You may not see the names of the most heroic responders to the 9/11 tragedy in a history book, or take interactive exercises in a science class on the earth’s natural forces. But these are the focus of two exhibits — one open now, one planned — that cause us to reflect on a monumental histo…
What was billed as a political forum for the Piedmont City Council and mayor’s runoff races in September 1996 turned out instead to be more a protest against the town’s bingo hall.
Lauren Robinson is the director of the Sav-A-Life center in Jacksonville. Sav-A-Life offers such services as free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, parenting classes and abortion-recovery small groups. Anyone interested in learning more about Sav-A-Life or becoming a volunteer at either Calhou…
It gets complicated, but apparently price controls, or lack thereof in early September 1946, prompted a shortage of beef and pork just about everywhere.
On Sept. 7, my neighbor and friend unexpectedly passed. ... Death and destruction has abruptly ended something that had brought happiness and friendship for years.
The Read Southall Band has a new album coming out Oct. 22. Envision being in the crowd at a young Merle Haggard show and realizing what was to come.
Astronauts and actors alike mingled at a 30th anniversary Star Trek convention in early September, 1996, where space travel of all types was a common topic for discussion.
The Oxford Yellow Jackets won their first game of the 1996 season 35-0 against Talladega, thanks to a smothering defense and the efforts of two boys as quarterbacks.
Anniston public school workers backed trucks up to a warehouse at Fort McClellan one day in early September 1996 and kept a running list of the “plunder” as it was loaded up.
According to the book, Floriography, in the Victorian era zinnias symbolized “lasting friendship.” The Victorians believed zinnias were easy to grow and they re-seeded (the very same reasons we love them). If the Victorians gifted zinnias to a friend taking a trip, the giver wanted to let th…
I recently glanced out the back window and saw a hawk and a hummingbird sitting in the same tree. Which must be a portent or a metaphor for something, but I haven’t yet figured out what.