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It was a beautiful Sunday morning when I boarded the church bus along with my son, daughter-in-law and two of my great grandsons, then we headed to our church to pick up some others to go to Lake Martin. We made our way to the Church in the Pines, only 15 minutes from our church in Kent.

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. - Psalm 115:1

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“I just remember a lot of traffic,” Dr. Dennis Herrick said one day during a music lesson in which I was supposed to be playing my scales.

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.

The Elmore County Commission learned at Monday’s meeting an energy savings program instituted two years ago has already shaved $500,000 off utility bills at its facilities.

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.

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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.

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 …

It’s usually the first thing a person says upon meeting someone new. It’s something that’s attached to a person for life. It’s how you’re identified everywhere. 

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.

There are a lot of guidelines that make living happier and more fun. I have friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and I am constantly giving them my words of wisdom in hopes they will heed my warnings or take my advice. I feel like my 80-plus years of wisdom are worth something.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. - Galatians 6:9

The 23rd annual AHSAA summer conference is upon us this week as administrators, coaches and players converge in Montgomery for practices, games and other events across nine different sports. Eight of those sports focus on upcoming seniors, giving them an extra opportunity for exposure to col…

They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. - Psalm 83:3

I was looking at the local news on my computer the other day and a sports article liked to have shook me out of my Gene Autry cowboy boots.  It started out, Back in the Saddle is a classic song done by Roy Rogers.  It dates back to 1941, well, before my time (end of quote).  I felt as if col…

Ever since the final whistle of Sunday’s World Cup final, I don’t think I have stopped being in a good mood. Despite the U.S. men’s soccer team losing to Mexico in the Gold Cup final that same night, the feeling of seeing the women’s national team win back-to-back world titles is something t…

Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot of MAD magazine for most of its existence, would probably make fun of the press release announcing, essentially, the death of the magazine last week.

I wonder if young people still use an expression we did when I was a teenager. It referred to having money. If someone thought I had more money than they did and therefore should buy them a Dr. Pepper after school, they’s say, “Come on, man, you’re loaded.” Blessed be the LORD, who daily loa…

Like the 1960s rock band The K-Otics, The Sweet Young’Uns have Tallassee roots but their chronology is pretty much the opposite from the band cited in last week’s column.