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The taste of our memories

By Lanell Downs Smith My earliest memories taste like soul food. My mother, born and raised in the ...

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Connecting communities with typewriter ribbons

By Lanell Downs Smith William Lee has been selling, repairing and restoring typewriters since 1973. He has traveled ...

Opinion

Did the ‘Grinch’ steal Thanksgiving?

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, as well as those during and after the holiday, comments around ...

Opinion

Finding, working toward life’s purpose

Editor’s note: This article discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, don’t ...

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Community treats are trick to family friendly festivities

By Lanell Downs Smith When I was a little girl, my school hosted a Halloween carnival each year. ...

Opinion

Good food, greetings nourish body, soul

Almost a year ago, an inaugural football coverage assignment found me traveling up Alabama Highway 97 to cover ...

Opinion

A poultry adventure – The gang’s all here

For the past few months, I have been working towards establishing a back-yard chicken coop. After constructing the ...

Opinion

We are not the only ones

Recently, a well-trusted friend and law enforcement officer talked with me about the seriousness of local crime. As ...

Opinion

Dirt road teambuilding – Finding common space in unexpected places

Last week I traveled to Demopolis for the first time, taking advantage of an opportunity to become acquainted ...

Opinion

Table game traditions cultivate togetherness

Two Andalusia sisters, Emma Cate and Maggie Jernigan, compete each year in the annual World Championship Domino Tournament. ...

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