ASHVILLE – After two years of fundraising at H&R Block in Ashville, Marianna Welbourne has a new van. Last year, the fundraising effort was named Marianna’s Van Club, and last Saturday, Marianna was presented her new wheelchair-accessible van.

PELL CITY -- Organizers for the 2017 Tablescapes fundraiser said the event raised more than $15,000. Christine Smith with Lakeside Hospice said more than 300 people attended the fundraiser luncheon, which featured the Pell City High School Show Choir. Money raised will go to Lakeside Hospice…

PELL CITY -- Kaylen Jael Fluker from Duran Junior High School in Pell City is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country who will represent Varsity Spirit in the 2016 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orla…

Before the first kickoff of the college football season, many Southeastern Conference fans break out the cold beer, hot wings, redneck caviar and corn chips. In our house, Fred breaks out the pretzel bag, and I break out the Dirt Devil.

When I told Daddy I was devoting a column to doppelgängers, he asked, “So you’re writing about ghosts?” Darn his vocabulary. The man completes the Sunday New York Times crossword in ink, for Pete’s sake.