Ben Cunningham


Managing Editor of The Anniston Star

My first view of our living room about an hour after the March 19 tornado pulled off the roof. I'd been watching TV in here when the National …

The modest homes in my Jacksonville neighborhood house retired JSU faculty members, students renting the single-family homes in groups, mid-career professionals and many blue-collar families. Kids from all manner of backgrounds bounce together on backyard trampolines, race their bikes down the streets and catch the bus to the schools on the other, newer side of town. I wrote all that in the present tense, but for many that description is now a thing of the past, a former life.

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