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It takes a village

Although the adage “It takes a village” is most frequently used to describe the importance of creating a proper environment to mentor children, the same ... Read more

17 hours ago by Staff Reports.

CBA plans college ministry event

By Elisabeth Altamirano-Smith/ Community Columnist Most church and ministry leaders will agree that while most children and youth ministries are thriving, their college-aged ministries are ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Going for the Gold

By ELISABETH ALTAMIRANO-SMITH/ Community Columnist Even though Verbena resident Mary Beth Hall is just 17, she already knows about set-backs, determination and perseverance. Hall enjoys ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Why you should join a civic club

By JOYANNA LOVE/Managing Editor A civic club is an organized group that comes together to help the community. Most also have a national or international ... Read more

1 week ago by Joyanna Love.

What Memorial Day really means

By Kay Tippett/ Community Columnist It’s that time of year again! The flowers are blooming, and the days are sunny. Children are excited about the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Joyanna Love.

Putting the ‘Memorial’ back into Memorial Day

Living as an American civilian that does not participate in the military, Memorial Day can feel carefree and joyful. Grilling hotdogs and hamburgers, enjoying “Memorial ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Joyanna Love.

Remembering the death of a soldier

By Billy Singleton/ Community Columnist Each year on Memorial Day, I mourn a man that I never knew. It is difficult to explain why the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Joyanna Love.

Hoping for a fast summer

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   I know most people love summer. For students, it is the time that they get away from school and have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Zachary Seifter.

Sewing Dreams with Ellison

By ELISABETH ALTAMIRANO-SMITH/ Community Columnist   For most people, sewing can be an intimidating task. During America’s yesteryear, practically all women would sew their families’ clothes, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Cleanup is loving the lake

By PEGGY BULLARD/ Community Columnist   The lake cleanup was different this year without Alabama Power’s participation. Due to pandemic regulations still in place for the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

OPINION: Appreciate the simple things

This spring has been full of severe weather for my part of the county. Read more

3 weeks ago by Joyanna Love.

Resident shares his ALS story

May is ALS Awareness Month. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects nearly 30,000 people living within the United States. Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Trying to be a journalist instead of a fan

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer   The rule in journalism is to always be unbiased. A journalist can’t allow their opinions to get in the way ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Zachary Seifter.

OPINION: Cutting the ribbon

One of the most visible functions of Chambers of Commerce across the nation is the hosting of ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses, retail outlets, manufacturers ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

A Home Run in Dedication: “Littleman” Ellison honored

Since 1985, baseball and softball players at Jemison Youth Dixie Ball Field probably have witnessed James “Littleman” Ellison working at the park. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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