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There is a TV show my wife just won’t miss on Tuesday night; it’s called the “Curse of Oak Island.” The premise of the series is a couple brothers are looking for a 200-year-old treasure that is supposedly buried on this island. They have been working on this project for the past seven or ei…

Hercules, a teacup Chihuahua, yaps at Clubber Lang, the American pit bull terrier that lives next door. He’s oblivious only the neighbor’s fence preserves his life. Hercules lacks self-awareness, you think?

While we like to praise the good people in this world, it’s unfortunate when we are faced with the harsh reality there are also some really cruel people out there.

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The LSU Tigers are National Champions for the first time in over a decade. With a 42-25 victory over Clemson, LSU capped off a record-setting season with a very impressive win over the defending champions.

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With the 2020 National Signing Day rapidly approaching, I have seen several high school athletes make last-ditch efforts on social media to get their clips watched by coaches and recruiters from across the country. I enjoy seeing that passion come out of young student-athletes who do not wan…

It seems like The Tallassee Tribune office has been without internet service for the better part of a week. That really got me thinking about the days before the internet. 

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The women on the phone said, “We have you scheduled for a series of test on Monday. Do not eat or drink anything after your supper meal on Sunday and be here ready to go at 8:15 a.m. Plus we like for you to be here 30 minutes early.” That means be there at 7:45 plus the time to drive to Opel…

The Lake Martin Animal Shelter’s adoption rate for 2019 was up while its euthanasia rate was down, and we couldn’t be happier. The total adoption rate last year was more than 20% — 10% above the national average — according to shelter director Mia Chandler. Euthanasia was also 25% last year,…

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Until I can properly digest the outcome of the national championship game between LSU and Clemson and this week’s basketball game between Auburn and Alabama, I’m taking a look back to 2019 and remembering some of the legendary sports figures who are no longer with us.

We’ve had a wild time. During the Congress coming back to work and taking up the impeachment against our president, there was a target of opportunity to take out a general in the Iranian military and President Donald Trump and his cabinet decided to act. Some people tried to shape it into an…

Phones in Alexander City went off to texts, calls and emails saying a tornado watch was issued for Tallapoosa County at 12:43 p.m. Saturday. That was through Tallapoosa Alert, which sends messages via email, text and phone calls. Residents probably got additional alerts through radio, televi…

Today the area is expected to be under a severe weather threat. It’s always important to be prepared because weather is so  unpredictable. 

Montgomery’s Equal Justice Initiative reports U.S. prisons confines 25% of the world’s prisoners. However, the U.S. population is only 5% of the world’s population. In 1975, $7.4 million was spent on jails and prisons. However by 2015, the amount soared to $87 billion — a 1,000% increase. In…

We all have to make our money count. Most of us don’t have money to just waste away. Small investments do provide great returns.

I love to deer hunt, but the last couple of years I’ve been preoccupied with my sweet bride being sick. This past week there was a break in the action and I got to go hunting again. That meant I needed to get all my gear out of the closet to get ready.

As you have probably gathered, I love basketball. I advocate for the sport from youth leagues to the NBA and I want to see it grow as much as possible, especially in a state dominated by football.

Women across the country and especially the Southeast are concerned after the recent tragedies involving women. Disappearances leading to discoveries of dead bodies is unsettling and frightening. 

Did you cook black-eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread and pork for your traditional New Year’s dinner? If so, you are not alone. 

It’s always exciting to watch people follow their passions. Tuesday was a special circumstance as Reeltown junior Isaiah Taylor fulfilled a childhood dream by getting sworn in by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department.

We’ve kissed 2019 goodbye, and with it we enter the ’20s. It seems like just yesterday it was 1999 and we were worrying about Y2K. But nothing crashed and here we are, 20 years later, strutting into 2020. 

After so much talk about “giving” in the months leading up to Christmas, the weeks after have always been about “returning.” Usually it’s an ugly sweater or defective coffee maker, of course, but this year there was one potential return that kept everyone buzzing: The possible return to Alab…

Wearing a seat belt should be a no-brainer. Alabama law now requires all occupants of a vehicle to be buckled up, even in the back seat, and that’s legislation we’re proud passed. 

The New Year brings in new resolutions for those trying to change an aspect in their lives. While those at the gym often notice it is more crowded around the holiday, less and less people are there by the end of January.

Once we got Abby home from the hospital after her bout with RSV, we had a great Christmas around here. I had a handful of gigs that kept me busy. I had a wonderful time at the Chattahoochee Valley Water Board’s Christmas dinner. It’s always great to meet my readers and see friends I’d met in…

Dictionary.com describes a person who harbors resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success or advantages as jealous. Macmillandictionary.com defines jealous as being unhappy because someone has something you would like or can’t do or something that you would like to d…

With Christmas officially behind us and the new year right around the corner, it’s that time of the season when you start to see people making lofty goals.