I’ve lived a lot of places in my life, but Tallapoosa County is the first one that truly has felt like home: The kind people, the unwavering support, the community collaboration and the beauty of the area are just a handful of reasons why.
Many of you have seen my writing and know I became a Democrat in 2016. To be honest, I voted for the person and President Donald Trump wasn’t the first person who turned me away from the Republican Party but Trump was the one who turned me into a full-fledged Democrat.
Abby turned 3 years old this past week. Can you believe that? It seems just like yesterday she was born — skip to the next paragraph if you’re a frequent reader — seven and a half weeks early in the back of an ambulance on Friday the 13th... October at that — and on U.S. Highway 280 to boot.…
If you watch any long-running TV show, you’ll see most of the protagonists complete a character arch. An initial villain will slowly begin to show heroic traits or a story’s hero will eventually have you guessing if he is really the bad guy after all. That’s what makes the show great and lon…
In every single college football game, there is always some amount of good news and some amount of bad news. The proportions can be overwhelmingly one-sided, but there is most assuredly a silver lining among the refuse if you really, really want to see it.
At what point do we, as voters, say enough and begin to choose candidate over party? At what point do we stop looking at the spray tan and altered mental rhetoric being thrust upon us and choose to pull the lever on a third candidate?
The college football coaching profession has been evolving rapidly over the last 30 years. It used to be the norm for a good head coach to spend 20 years at a school with varying degrees of success. However, when salaries started to skyrocket, fans and administrations began to lose patience …
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, on Saturday mornings in the summer, my daddy would give my brother Denney and me 25 cents to go to the Strand Theatre. We called it the “Picture Show” or sometimes just “The Show.” The 25 cents were in the form of a case quarter, a 25-cent piece.
The Outlook asked its readers where they were and what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001 as a tribute to the 19th anniversary of 9/11.
When the SEC Basketball Tournament was canceled along with the college baseball season in mid-March, it was an incredibly odd and unsettling feeling. To experience the month of March without any Madness in the form of a buzzer beater or Cinderella story was definitely disheartening.
As the season approaches, it seems like now is as good of a time as ever to reach back into my (imaginary) bag of (nonexistent) fan mail and answer several of the (completely fabricated by me) hard-hitting questions my (grand total of zero) avid readers have:
What we have now is capitalism out of control. The gap between the rich and the poor is getting larger and larger. Tax cuts for the 1% highest paid so they can make more money is a trickle-down scheme.
The 1960 presidential race between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy is considered by many political historians to be a landmark presidential contest. This race for the White House, exactly 60 years ago, marked a pivotal change in presidential election politics when the advent of television bec…
The Big Ten Conference has now decided to consider reversing course on its decision to cancel fall football. Turns out, their powers – that – be have been convinced maybe, just maybe, they acted somewhat hastily.
The Auburn Tigers had every intention of conducting four practices last week culminating in a scrimmage Saturday. That didn't happen. Instead, they practiced Tuesday then had to cancel the rest of the week due to "COVID-related" issues.
On the way to a comedy show at a college in Georgia the other night, I stopped for some gas, snacks and drinks. This was only my second gig since March 15. I was really nervous, which is a rarity, and even a bit scared. I texted a dear friend and fellow comic in Los Angeles about my concerns.
Labor Day is upcoming on Monday. In bygone days it was the benchmark day for campaign season to start. Historically, Labor Day barbeques were events where political campaigns had their roots. Camp stew and barbecued pork were devoured while folks listened to politicians promise how they were…
Fall camp has begun in the loveliest Village on the Plain as it has around the Southeastern Conference and so far, so good. The Tigers practiced four times during the week and ran a 92-play scrimmage Saturday.
Last year, we got a big kick out of Dorcas, Lucy’s adopted sister from Ghana, accompanying her friend in taking a chicken to a veterinarian in Auburn. Boy, did we laugh. I mean, who in this finger-lickin’ world takes a chicken to the vet?
Rivalries are the cornerstone of football. It helps bring in money from alumni and fans who want to see their arch enemies fall at the hands of the community they have put so much heart, soul and effort into.