TALLADEGA -- The Talladega City Council unanimously endorsed the first phase of a comprehensive economic development strategy presented to them by City Manager Patrick Bryant on Thursday evening after spending much of the same meeting debating Bryant’s future with the municipality.

SYLACAUGA -- A late goal from Sylacauga senior Dawson Brown gave the high school boys soccer team a 1-0 win over Childersburg in the 2017 Talladega County Tournament on Friday.

Selma paid for the right to march with blood in 1965. We will not pay to march in 2017.

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.