Month: November 2018

Soul of 78- Scott McCullar

“This is our third or fourth year doing this Thanksgiving Ministry at First Baptist Church Carbon Hill. Our church volunteers meet at the church on the morning of Thanksgiving about 9:00 a.m. to prepare the plates and we have a […]


Stanley Martin Lieber died the other day. He was 95 years old. He had a tremendous impact on my life, particularly when I was growing up. I never met him, but I felt like I had known him for years. […]

Just Warming Up

Words by Terrell Manasco | Image by Al Blanton   The year was 1985. As Walker College Head Basketball Coach Glen Clem prepared his Rebels for the state tournament, he realized something was missing. Clem, a man who rarely heard the […]

My Christmas Wish

Some of you may get mad at me for this one. I love Christmas music. I really do. I’m a first tenor in the Jasper Men’s Chorale. Most of the songs we sing are Christmas carols. Are you with me […]

What Would Debbie Do?

Words by Terrell Manasco | Images by Al Blanton   The world ended, as far as Jim Woods was concerned, on January 19, 2006. “The first six months I just wanted to die,” Jim says matter of factly, sitting behind […]

Soul of 78-Joy Murry

“I just celebrated a year of the Massage Den being open for business in downtown Jasper. Before that, I practiced massage therapy at Dr. Renee Bowen’s chiropractic office on Airport Road. There’s a whole different atmosphere downtown and I truly […]