Eight years ago, Rick Cranford of Jacksonville developed lung cancer and was told by doctors that his prospects for the future were dim. The news took away his zest for life until he began hiking the Pinhoti Trail and taking part in activities sponsored by Wild Alabama.

Jacksonville began Class 4A, Area 12 baseball action with a home-and-home series against Cherokee County on Thursday and Friday. The Golden Eagles dropped both games but starting pitchers Blake Morris and Colton Clark each pitched a complete game and each deserved a better fate.

Halloween is on its way, and the Internet is full of food that is more nutritious than the typeical candy and other sweets so prevalent at this time of year. Many of these treats are not only for children but also for three sisters who decided to get together in the kitchen and cook.

Scenes from the start of the 30th Cheaha Challenge on Sunday. The event which began in 1993 now features several races and routes with lengths from a leisurely 25 miles up to the Ultra at a grueling 126 miles. All routes start and finish at JSU's Pete Matthews Coliseum, where the festivities…