There’s been a series of documentaries on an ESPN channel chronicling the history of college football to mark the sport’s sesquicentennial. It’s tempting to compare it to Ken Burns’ recent PBS country music epic, but whereas Burns’ eight-night series was more or less in chronological order, …
I've stood onstage at church thousands of times throughout the years, but I only remember one time when I was up there draped in a bath towel. Relax; I was young enough for it to still be cute.
With a statewide fire alert in a place, a plume of smoke filled the eastern sky late Friday afternoon when a fire sparked on the outskirts of the Franklin community, putting local residents on guard.
I’ve been bought and paid for. How about you? All Christians have been ransomed, purchased and redeemed with the blood of Christ. Peter put it like this: “And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear through the time of y…
Girl Scouts is a unique, proven leadership development platform that pairs girls from ages 5 to 18 and into adulthood with reliable, caring female role models and advisors that will help prepare them to take on leadership roles in life.
It's been said time and again, "No place does homecoming like Tallassee does homecoming." Homecoming week is upon us. Coordinators at Tallassee High School have set the date for Friday and plans for the homecoming pep rally, bonfire and parad…
The Tallassee Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Not Every Hero Wears…
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.
There are times when you should not try too hard to find flaws. There are definitely times where focusing on the positives can be a good thing but sometimes you have to find where the issues are so things can start improving.
(Full disclosure: “Licorice Pizza” was actually the name of a retail chain back in the ’70s, based in southern California. The moniker is also an accurate and whimsical term for LP records. I never patronized a Licorice Pizza store, but there were plenty of other chains in Bubbaland, like Tu…
It's not unusual for someone who comes to see me about some problem to begin by saying, "Brother Mike, I'm so confused." And no, most of them are not talking about last Sunday morning's sermon!
“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” — The Scout Oath
There are authors whose fan bases are strong enough to where his or her newest works will be purchased immediately by ardent admirers. Of course, the same concept applies to new albums by musicians and followers of particular actors will be in the earliest lines for admittance to new movies …
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.
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.