Basketball took me there first, nearly 30 years ago, to watch some of the best teams ever produced in this area.
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 …
The sun beamed down practically from the time it rose. It was hot, and it stayed hot. And for eight candidates Tuesday, they were there, in it all day long.
Slowly, surely, we begin feeling it in the air. There are still hot days, but every once in awhile a cool morning, or even a cooler than normal evening, let’s us know football is right around the corner.
Luke had enough, as he ran inside to his maw maw, while his pawpaw and myself called after him. Baseball is America’s pastime, and I push hard for my boy to enjoy it as I once did.
There was once a time if you wanted to hold a local political office, you ran as a Democrat. It didn’t matter if you were a Democrat or believed the party’s philosophy and values, if you wanted to win, you ran to the left.
It’s late Friday, and it’s been a long week. With that said, I am behind and needing a topic for a column. Then I realize how important social media and Facebook are to us.
Staff writer Tina Thurmond-Jones wrote a stirring, heartfelt, tug-at-your-emotions two-part story on being homeless. She went even deeper to show that being homeless is closer than you think.
Two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, this week as demonstrators gathered after the city’s police chief resigned following a Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.
He’s pushing five months old, and Tucker Bradford has already dealt with more in life than most. The youngster has been through two open heart surgeries already. He’s been on life support more than once. Doctors first said they didn’t expect him to live.
Give our governor a little credit: he’s finally standing up for himself. He no longer plans on being relegated to second fiddle or getting pushed to the side by the big players in the Republican Party.
It was wet, cold day with moments of snow recently. I was having lunch with Publisher Brad Shurett and Times-Journal Publisher David Clemons. During our conversation, David mentions something about something called Trivia Crack. Me and Brad both shook our heads no and the conversation quickly went in another direction.
The title of this page (4A) is Viewpoints. It is also known as the editorial page, or even an opinions page. On this page you will find editorials from the newspaper, our viewpoint on a particular subject. You will also find columns, such as this one, by members of our staff and also from others outside our staff.
The thought of already knowing that Luke Patterson, who will be 5 in March and preparing for kindergarten next fall, will have two free years of college is more than exciting.
It is amazing what this time of year can do to a child. Luke Patterson is your typical 4-year-old child. Well, for the most part. He is an only child and basically an only grandchild, so sometimes spoiled might not be a strong enough word.
It’s the day the world stops, at least in the part where we live. From the northern part of Jackson County all the way to the beach at Gulf Shores, time stands still today, at least for three to four hours.
My first venture into real coaching recently ended. It wasn’t football, basketball or baseball, sports I actually know something about. Instead, it was soccer, in the south where football reigns supreme. I knew little about soccer in August when Dara said Luke was playing and I needed to coach.