When people learn that I’m a ballet dancer one question seems to be asked more than any other; does standing on your toes hurt? Assuming that they’re talking about pointe shoes I just nod my head, smile and say yes. However, the experience of wearing pointe shoes is much more in-depth than a…
When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines friendship as a state of enduring affection, esteem, and trust between two people. In all cultures, friendships are important relationships throughout a person’s life.
I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.
The Jackson County Sentinel is excited to announce the release of a monthly events calendar that will publish each third Thursday of the month, featuring county-wide events with a variety of interests.
SEC Media Days were held in Hoover — for the final time perhaps — and they were light on news and heavy on speculation, predictions and perceptions. Alabama was the media’s pick to win the SEC Championship, predicted to defeat Georgia in championship game.
My family went to Baltimore in the summer of 2012 to visit family, and we took that perfect opportunity to watch a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Jackson County Sentinel was recently honored with 16 awards in the Alabama Press Association Media Awards Contest. We published an article in the Jackson County Sentinel several weeks ago, detailing the accomplishments of our staff.
Education uses a multitude of tasks, activities, and actions to be truly beneficial for students. Class field trips can help children make the connection between lessons learned in the classroom and practical application in the real world.
I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things. First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.
I have always valued my education. All of it, from lessons learned in the family garden, preserving food, and taking care of a house to my formal education in public school and college.
The Scottsboro City Council recently announced several openings on various boards within the city that were either left vacant or up for renewal. Luckily, there were existing or new members willing to apply for those positions.
The Jackson County Sentinel has been working hard to keep the community informed since 1887. With more than 130 years of providing local news coverage to Jackson County, the Sentinel is continuing to provide a valuable resource to the county.
In today’s Sentinel I started the annual high school football schedule analysis series. For the next six weeks we’ll look at each local team’s 2019 schedule and all the facts, factors, history and possibilities that lie within.
For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news. The last one involved abortion legislation. This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.
Woodville varsity boys basketball head coach Bubba Smith tried to block out who his team was playing against and focus solely on his team’s performance.
Scottsboro and Jackson County offer great opportunities for tourism and recreation. Not only are the opportunities valuable to the residents, it also offers a stream of revenue for businesses and taxes.
A high school coach less than three months, Tracy Vest picked up one of his greatest wins the night his North Sand Mountain Lady Bison shocked defending state champion and powerhouse Fyffe in the finals of the Sand Mountain Tournament. A year later in the same tournament, the defeated No. 1 …
Arts education is among the most important facets of education. Studies have shown that the inclusion of arts education in the curriculum is important for student engagement and learning.
The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.
Less than three weeks ago, on May 1, the Jackson County Sentinel announced it had a new owner. I had to make the announcement to our staff several weeks prior. It was a difficult message to receive and a difficult meeting to conduct.
It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people. Since that point, things have gone downhill.
Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of quotations. I used them during my teaching career as prompts for journal writing. I use them in letters, post them on my Facebook wall, toss them into conversations sometimes.