Joy Boyd knows her way around the kitchen. That’s a fact to which her friends and family will attest. “We are a foodie family,” Joy says. “We throw elaborate parties and holiday dinners.” Read the full story
Kelly (not her real name) is the sole provider for her four children. One of her kids is in kindergarten, another in second grade. The two older ones attend middle school. The children’s father left the state, leaving behind nothing in the way of support, but Kelly does her best as a single … Read the full story
Nov. 1 was All Saints Day, a Christian commemoration of those individuals whose lives glorified God in such a way that they set an example for the rest of us. My favorite saint is Monica, mother to Augustine, who himself became a saint, mainly because Monica never gave up on him. Read the full story
Kelly (not her real name) is the sole provider for her four children. One of her kids is in kindergarten, another in second grade. The two older ones attend middle school. The children’s father left the state, leaving behind nothing in the way of support, but Kelly does her best as a single …
Nov. 1 was All Saints Day, a Christian commemoration of those individuals whose lives glorified God in such a way that they set an example for the rest of us. My favorite saint is Monica, mother to Augustine, who himself became a saint, mainly because Monica never gave up on him.
Cassie McCord-Brock has weathered her fair share of hardships in life. A divorce from her first husband after 20 years of marriage, her teenaged son deployed to a war zone, her father’s massive heart attack and not one, but two, serious bouts with melanoma that required multiple surgeries an…
It was a little more than five years ago when Tonya Spence was diagnosed with breast cancer in the form of a small, rice-sized piece of calcification. It was discovered during a routine mammogram.
It was this time last year when young Annadelle Faulkner came home from school not feeling well. She had chills and a fever, a headache and no appetite. “She wouldn’t eat anything for dinner that night,” her mother, Neeli Faulkner, remembers.
Ben Myers, a former Anniston resident now living in Atlanta, is a man who enjoys a good beer, even to the point of making his own. “I’ve been home-brewing for 14 years,” he said. “I’ve always had a passion for craft beer.”
Last January, while bundled in a coat and scarf against freezing temperatures, Lori Floyd made her way through a patch of woods off Highway 202. She had heard about a possible encampment of homeless people living in the area. As the executive director of The Right Place housing assistance ag…
Several of my friends are sending their children off to college this month and I know (from experience) how emotional that can be. I also know (from experience) that the anticipation of an empty nest is way worse than the actual empty nest itself.
Last Sunday evening, parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church welcomed a visitor from the Vatican. Thierry Roch, a retired member of the Swiss Guard, came to share stories of his life as a soldier in what is considered the oldest and smallest army in the world.
While writing about other people’s travels in recent weeks, I admit to being envious. There’s so much of the world I haven’t seen, but surely hope to. I’d at least like to be on the same par as my husband, Tim. Before we got married, his free spirit took him all over the place.
Dr. Davisson Edmond met his wife, Marie, a registered nurse, while the two were working at Regional Medical Center. Davisson, a native of Haiti, moved to Fort Smith, Ark., after medical school in order to finish his residency. He then settled in Alabama. Today, he and Marie own Family Health…
Kimberly Davenport met Teresa Kirby in 2014 when the two women taught school at Constantine Elementary. Today Kimberly teaches at Tenth Street Elementary, while Teresa is at Golden Springs Elementary, but they’ve remained close friends.
Local residents Ann and Pete Morgan are enchanted by all things British: the country’s history, monarchy, customs and traditions. It’s no wonder that one of their favorite pastimes is watching shows like “Downton Abbey” on PBS or “The Crown” on Netflix.
It was May of last year when Chase Thomas, pediatric nurse practitioner and owner of Pediatrics Plus in Anniston, planned to spend a relaxing weekend with his wife, Emily Thomas, at their lake house on Logan Martin.
A few years back, a book with an expletive in the title hit the bestseller list. If I cleaned it up for the sake of this column, it would be called “STUFF My Dad Says.” It was written by Justin Halpern, but I suppose any of us could put together our own version of a book like that.
Haley Gregg, Lindsay Ward and Amie Hinton can thank the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce for their friendship. Haley worked there as the program development coordinator when Lindsay was hired as the director of business development. During this time, Amie was serving as one of the chamber’…
In the past year since her feature film “Best Mom” premiered, former Anniston resident Meg Weidner has been on an emotional roller coaster. “I probably need to make a playbook about what to do, and what not to do, for the next go-around,” she said. “In order to minimize the stress and maximi…
Although Shane Ogle has loved movies since he was a kid, he didn’t come to fully appreciate independent films until he was in high school. “I loved going to the video store and picking out something unusual,” he said. “Something I had never heard of before.”
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.”
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.
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.