It’s probably not out of line to presume certain generations will associate themselves with whoever hosted “The Tonight Show” when they came of age.
During the late summer, it was revealed Alabama’s economy set records for the number of people employed along with the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Figures released in August had the state with a record-breaking 3.3% unemployment percentage.
I started saving things and keeping scrapbooks when I was just a youngun. The scrapbooks I kept were the cheap Five and Dime Store type — not the type that would withstand the steps of time. Let us take a trip back to the 1940s and early ’50s.
I used to listen to preachers on the radio and television. Pat Robertson, Jim Bakker, Rex Humbard, Jack Van Impe, Ernest Angley, Jerry Falwell, Jimmy Swaggart, Robert Schuller, Oral Roberts — you name ‘em, I watched ‘em.
Last week, I looked around the newly minted Martin-Savarese Stadium at the crowd at Benjamin Russell’s football game and I was severely disappointed.
A couple of months ago, the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing was remembered with numerous documentaries and interviews, as well as special celebratory events. Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Buzz Aldrin had trod on the surface of the Moon on …
You win as a team or you lose as a team, right? Those are the two options in sports. They say a tie is like kissing your sister because… well, I don’t really know why; a tie is still better than a loss.
Tallassee is expected to have more revenue than expenditures in 2020, according to finance committee chairman Bill Godwin, who introduced the projected fiscal year budget to fellow councilmembers during the Sept. 10 regularly scheduled work session.
According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Corporal Jess Thornton, Pamela Hitson, age 50, of Tallassee, was killed this morning when the 2012 Nissan Maxima she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.
Last month, this nation celebrated its 243rd birthday. In this area and elsewhere, there were the usual fireworks, barbecues and boating, as the attitude of most of the participants were more patriotic than usual, if only for a day.
Fred Hatfield and I did not become friends until later in his life. I had the “Coffee Break” TV show and he was a scout for Gene Autry and the Los Angeles Angels.
With school beginning this week and football season right around the corner, the Tallassee Pride Marching Band is gearing up for the 2019 season.
If you are in the mood for some barbecue but too busy to fire up the grill, the Tallassee Boy Scouts’ drive-thru BBQ fundraiser is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 on the lawn at city hall. Pre-orders are accepted until Aug. 14.
While rain cancelled the bounce houses, rock wall and other outdoor games, it did not dampen the spirits of those who attended the annual Back to School Kickoff.
With school starting this week, I thought it might be interesting to look at the current statistics of participation in choir and band in our schools and be reminded of the importance of fine arts education.
I am a thinker, and a doubter. I have always thought deeply about things, and doubts have often followed those deep thoughts. My doubts about the Christian faith, however, began to intensify greatly when I was taking classes in college at the University of Alabama. I was challenged to think …
Humble brag incoming: I love being a part of the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Getting to be a part of the voting committee for high school sports rankings is something I do not take for granted.
There’s a stone memorial in Veterans Park here in Tallassee honoring 10 local members of the military who lost their lives in Vietnam. It was placed there by the Tallassee Jaycees in 1973. Four of the 10 decedents were officers and the other six were enlisted men.
“And you said, 'Behold, the LORD our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live.'” - Deuteronomy 5:24
Southerners — that includes myself and many other Lake Martin residents — do things that make some folks look at us funny, others cringe and some just flat-out laugh at us.
With just one week to go until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, there are plenty of teams in both leagues with eyes on a spot in the postseason this October. Executives and coaching staffs will be working together to find the right piece to help their team get over the hump.
I'm going to tell you a story about a young man from Tallassee, or to the folks from Tallassee it would be Jordanville, a section of Tallassee. You see, for many years Tallassee was in many sections, there was the mill villages and houses for those that didn't work in the mill. There was Jor…
In last week’s column, we marveled about the amazing achievements and heroism of Apollo XI astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, whose dedication we celebrated over the past week as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of their trip to the moon.