In a time when a virus is keeping us apart, we find our own ways to stay connected. Zoom has become the go-to platform for businesses communicating through video conferencing. It’s a platform I use when recording instructional videos. In this time of social distancing, it is quickly becoming…

Taylor Pokryfke, of North Aurora, Illinois, and Timothy Smith, of Childersburg, were married Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the base chapel at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia.

ALABASTER – Marcelle LeBlanc, a 16-year-old junior at Laurel Springs School, was crowned Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2020 at Thompson High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 8. Miss LeBlanc is the daughter of Daniel and Amanda LeBlanc of Birmingham.  She represented the Miss …

We've all said it many times, “I would love to (fill in the blank) if only I had the time.” The busyness of today keeps pushing our best intentions farther into the future. What we “want to do” is suppressed by what we “have to do.”

Mrs. Maude (Sarah) Garrett will celebrate her 97th birthday March 18. Her three children and 29 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren describe her as “a lady who fears the Lord, and is known for her wisdom, generosity, strength and humor.” She is a resident of Alpine.

When we talk about enemies of productivity, multitasking is near the top of the list. Once thought to be a superpower, the generally-accepted principle now is that multitasking is a bad thing. People who multitask aren’t doing two things equally well. They're doing two things equally poorly.