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The Thanksgiving holiday and observance can hold a host of meanings for us as Americans, regardless of religious faith. It is what we call a “secular” holiday, so deemed by Congress and the President. Throughout our country’s history, our leaders have designated special days that are set asi…

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Multiple choice tests haunt me. You look at a question posted above a short list of answers, knowing that one is correct. Something about knowing that you are in control of your choice and also knowing that only one is the best leaves me with a check in my spirit. When the answer is obvious …

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Outside my window, there are angry clouds passing through. Grayness is the word. There are those days in our lives. We don’t want them but they have to be a reality to reach happiness.

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Nature is such a calming element when you’re feeling ill. I am in the hospital recovering from COVID. There is a television viewing at the hospital that just shows nature in all its wonder.

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With all of the fall colors, it’s often shocking to see a bright pink or white bloom appear. Fortunately, Encore Azaleas continue to put on a show throughout the fall season.

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Nothing says spooky season like a glowing Jack-O-Lantern on the front steps. While they can’t last forever, there are a few things people can do to extend the lives of their pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns. To stay spooky all season long, preventing rot in all pumpkin carving creations is key.

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I just had a pastel painting that I did years ago framed. It sat in a zippered portfolio for years. I don’t know why I didn’t frame it because now that I look at it, it’s so well done. I truly love it.

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Over the past week, many areas of Alabama have been hit with some level of flooding. Whether it be minor or severe, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is here to help residents recover from flooding.

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The governor's visit to DAR School Tuesday was a good one. It highlighted a pretty special program where the DAR ag program sells lettuce to the school CNP program as part of the Farm to Table initiative. 

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Nature’s transition to fall colors is truly breathtaking. One of the most mesmerizing fall colored plants is the chrysanthemum, or mum. Arguably the favorite of all fall flowers, mums come in a wide variety of colors and bloom variations.

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Jacksonville State and UNA are old in-state college football rivals who only renewed that rivalry in recent years. It's supposed to be a good game when these two colleges get together and this year's contest didn't disappoint. 

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Music has always been an important part of my life. From a very young age, I can remember listening to music in the car and at home with my family. My parents have always been music lovers and they easily passed that on to my siblings and me from the beginning.

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The morning can be a busy time for many people. Preparing for work, getting kids ready for school or even just trying to wake up can make eating breakfast seem like a chore. However, September is National Better Breakfast Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate ways to start the day o…

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I’d not been to New York City in the first 50 years of my life, but in 2019, I went twice in a single year. One trip was with my daughter Anna and the Snead State Community College Choir. The second was with my son Kyle and the Guntersville High Crimson Guard marching band.

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Earlier this week, Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Gulf coast near New Orleans as a very destructive Category 4 hurricane, upending the lives of millions of people. To make matters even worse, Ida has also brought havoc in the Northeast and has caused flooding in New York.

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A federal grand jury last week indicted a Georgia man on a bank robbery charge, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Johnny Sharp, Jr.

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It was an overcast day at the graveside when we laid my wife’s mother down. The sky was the color of Quickrete. And it was hot. Grown men had sweat marks on the seats of their Sunday trousers. Ladies were fanning themselves.

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(Guntersville Supt. Jason Barnett sent this letter to parents this week. It is reprinted here in hopes of getting his message to a wider audience.)

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The Kickoff Classic at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery did not quite go Guntersville’s way. It was a rough, rough start that snowballed and the Wildcats found themselves in a deep hole pretty quick.

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When I was young, my mother always told me not to speak to strangers. Now that I’ve matured, it seems like I always talk to strangers. I guess I’m just a social being, regardless of where I happen to be.

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Well, after nearly a year and a half, it finally happened - I got to watch live music again. Last Friday, my wife Lauren and I made the relatively short trip down I-65 to the Oak Mountain Amphitheater to see Phish live along with 10,000 other concert goers.