MONTGOMERY -- A sterling defensive effort by Sylacauga High School’s girls basketball team paved the way to a Class 5A Central Regional tournament championship game victory over Central-Tuscaloosa, 52-37, on Wednesday at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.

Has NASCAR outlived its appeal? Are fans, in fact, becoming more aged and less interested in the sport?

Mother was the world’s best at stretching a meal when money was tight. We loved her “goulash,” concocted from a little hamburger meat, a handful of elbow macaroni and a lot of tomato sauce. But she had nothing on the Master.

TALLADEGA -- Rev. Dr. Jerry Jones and first lady Teresa Jones of the Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church on Cleveland Lane in Talladega will be honored by the congregation March 5.