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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?

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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…

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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…

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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…

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.

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

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…

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. 

The 2019 season has been a down year for the NFC East Division in the NFL. Historically, the NFC East has some of the greatest players, teams and moments in NFL history, but none as popular as the world famous Dallas Cowboys.

The field is set for the College Football Playoff. Good sportsmanship often involves wishing, “May the best team win!” But the best team does not always win, which illustrates an important element of economics.

Back in 1966 I was hired to come up with an idea to build a float for the newly elected Lurleen Wallace. She was to be inaugurated as governor of Alabama in January of 1967. Lurleen worked in a Five and Dime as a young lady until she married George Wallace. I asked Mr. Watkins if the Tallass…

As is my tradition, as the old year comes to a close, I like to pay homage to legendary Alabama leaders who have passed away. We lost some legends in 2019.

Christmas is here. The presents are all bought, wrapped and under the tree; the Christmas programs are behind us; friends and family are arriving for the holiday and the luscious Christmas meals and treats.  The kids are beyond excited, waiting for the arrival of Santa whether he comes down …

In 1956, Sen. John F. Kennedy wrote 1957 Pulitzer Prize winner “Profiles in Courage.” The book examined eight U.S. senators who displayed courage and integrity while confronting vexing issues and challenges. They scorned toadyism and timidity.

There are a lot of lessons we can learn in life if we only stop to think about them. Often we rush right past some of the more obvious things because they are so familiar to us. I got to thinking about that while watching an old cartoon of “Here Comes Santa Claus.”

There may not be a lot of attention on the baseball diamond right now but there are plenty of things happening behind the scenes that have made the news and should probably be talked about more. Major League Baseball had another terrific postseason with plenty of excitement, including a seve…

The NFL is star-studded league that has many household names like Deshaun Watson, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr. and others who have supreme athletic talent everyday people on the street gush over in awe. One-handed catches and 360-degree touchdown passes are fun to see, but they don’t usual…

As far back as I can remember, National Signing Day for high school football prospects around the country was always on the first Wednesday of February. It was a big deal full of overhyped drama and excitement.

Famous former television news anchor, Tom Brokaw, wrote an iconic book entitled “The Greatest Generation.” The 1998 book chronicles the unique character of a generation of Americans. Brokaw attempted to capture the unselfish contribution of our World War II Americans who built our marvelous …

This past season wasn’t exactly the best one in Alabama Crimson Tide sports history. In fact, in terms of expectations versus results, it could go down as one of the more disappointing in memory.

I would like to say I was heartened by the reporting in the Alexander City Outlook on last week’s council meeting when they further discussed the potential of a pay raise for the mayor. What heartened me is they are talking about other options for the governance of the city. There are a lot …