For years, I’ve resisted the urge to declare Anniston a lost cause, and here’s why: It’s reactionary, it’s unfair, it’s a simplistic stance and it’s wrong. That’s what I’ve thought.
I don’t typically talk about racism. Not because I don’t believe that racism exists, but because I refuse to be a victim of it.
Sometimes, only years and distance and growth give us the perspective we need to truly appreciate the countless hours and life lessons that get poured into us by teachers and coaches and youth ministers and mentors.
There was a warm day in the early Seventies when Ralph Clayton, a coal-miner’s son from Harlan County, Ky., donned a baseball uniform for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and “heard every racial name in the book.” It happened in Thibodaux, La., a college town west of New Orleans. Mike Gallow…
Goodloe Sutton publishes a small-town newspaper in Linden, a tiny place in Marengo County between Montgomery and Meridian. He admires the Ku Klux Klan. When NFL players began protesting racial injustice, he wrote, “that’s what black folks were taught to do two hundred years ago, kneel before…
Every now and then, you have to do some house cleaning. When it comes to our professional duties, house cleaning means checking off a list of tasks that you need to address in short order.
In July 1902, Calhoun County prepped for the summer’s biggest party at Oxford Lake. Round-trip trolly fare from downtown Anniston was 20 cents, which included a general admission coupon to the festivities. Reserved seats cost a nickel more.
What would our ancestors think if they could see us today? What would they think of what we’re doing with the freedoms they never had and we take for granted? Would they feel honored?
I’ve never hosted an awards show, but on Friday I got a pretty good idea of the thrill of giving people the good news that they’ve won something.
Now that Anniston City Councilman Ben Little has been indicted by a Calhoun County grand jury, turned himself in to the Calhoun County Jail, released on his own recognizance and given an arraignment date, Little’s political epitaph is certain. Or so it seems.
There is a passage in Chris Christie’s new book, Let Me Finish, in which he recounts everything you need to know about Christianity and faith’s place in President Trump’s life.
Sunday was in many ways the culmination of a call to the men, particularly the African-American men of Anniston, to take an active role in responding to recent acts of violence among the city’s youth. And respond, you did.
It is not too late for our elected officials come to the table to seek a solution that will include extending the contract that funds Cheaha Regional Animal Shelter.
Alabamians expect to hear a lofty, future-oriented vision from their governor every four years during the inaugural address. Gov. Kay Ivey, speaking in Alabama’s bicentennial year, rose to this historic occasion in many ways last week. But her speech omitted one huge issue that our state sho…
I believe the imminent relocation of The Anniston Star newsroom is an opportunity to make some other changes that might position the newspaper for a bright future.
I like Ben Little. I really do. In private, when cameras are scarce, when there’s no publicity to claim, he can be gregarious and insightful. But isn’t it now obvious that Little’s cancerous behavior on the Anniston City Council is an incurable ailment?
The president wants $5.7 billion for the wall. The Democrats, feeling giddy after winning control of the House in last year’s midterm elections, say forget it and have instead proposed spending $1.3 billion for “border security.”
WASHINGTON -- President Trump did something Tuesday night that he has rarely done since taking office: He used the presidential bully pulpit to reach beyond his hardcore base of supporters to make his case to the American people as a whole.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers again took the oath of office and was sworn in for another session of Congress. Afterward, his staff emailed a newsletter, The Rogers Roundup, in which the Saks Republican offered his highlights for the coming year.
The first “Something To Do Sunday” will include basketball, volleyball, board games, card games, intro to golf, chess/checkers, shuffleboard and softball, and light refreshments will be provided.