I’ve thought and I’ve thought and I’ve thought about what in the world I want to use this space for today.
Alexander City councilmembers and Mayor Tommy Spraggins recently came together in an effort to assist residents affected financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the midst of all this coronavirus craziness, we received some good news. Our granddaughter is going to have a daughter. Yep, I’m going to be a great grandpa in August. I know that’s hard for you to believe a young man such as me could possibly be a great grandfather, but it’s true. They’v…
I don’t know how I feel about this. Our lake neighbors are from Atlanta and Auburn; the higher rate of COVID-19. Just don’t want them bringing it to us. Our county numbers are really good right now.
Employers, families, educators and government officials have all faced some difficult decisions during the COVID-19 outbreak and we don’t have any precedence on how to know what decisions may be right or wrong.
The coronoavirus has affected the sports world in a way it hasn’t seen since the Spanish Flu 100 years ago. Baseball has been postponed while basketball might be canceled altogether.
A small but loud public perception has placed educators squarely in its crosshairs. It might seem self-evident that because of our current coronavirus situation, the path of least resistance is the best choice. It’s reasonable to consider that some are thinking, “Things are hard enough — mig…
The City of Alexander City said beginning Monday, most city buildings will be closed to the public and will continue to monitor the progression of the coronavirus.
A community is only as strong as its business owners and support from its residents. Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide public health order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and mandated restaurants and bars must shut down on-premise consumption of food and beverages. This means…
Boy, this virus business has really gotten serious. I heard the authorities talk about quarantine and sheltering in place. Most of us in the South have just gone about our normal days until someone explained to us that quarantine and shelter in place means hunker down. Why didn’t they say th…
There have been plenty of moments during my lifetime that have made me fall in love with the sports world. From the final play of winning a championship to the heartfelt moments seen at the smallest venues around the world, sports provide experiences to athletes and spectators that will last…
With the sports world shut down due to the coronavirus, leave it up to the NFL to scratch America’s competitive itch with big trades and signings that made social media gasp and awe amidst the pandemic, giving us the gift sports give best — a break from reality.
I was an Akron Fire Department paramedic — the front page of the Oct. 22, 1985 Akron Beacon Journal astounded me. Gregg Aschelman, an Akron Fire Department paramedic trainee, had filed a grievance with the union because he feared contracting AIDS — a death sentence with no cure.
We have a great race for the U.S. Senate. When the votes from the first primary were counted Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville were in a virtual tie at 32% and 33%, respectively.
Concern about catching or spreading the coronavirus is obviously rampant but there are preventative measures we can enact that will help keep this to as much of a minimum as possible.
You probably have seen the word “coronavirus” at least 100 times a day from news and social media. Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency as did President Donald Trump on Friday due to the pandemic.
Safety is the top priority for Tallapoosa County Schools’ transportation department. The Tallapoosa County Board of Education recently honored the department for passing the Alabama Department of Education’s annual safety inspection with only 1% reported issues.