Month: November 2018

Soul of 78-Kristin Kiefer

“I always said I would never see the inside of a courtroom. This is the least likely thing anyone would have imagined me doing when I was in law school. When I first began practicing law, I handled domestic cases […]

Disappearing Dogs

  I like dogs. If you’re compiling a list, you can put me down in the Dog Lover column. Dogs are great companions, they’re always happy to see you, (unless you give them a reason not to be) and they […]

A Walk Through Time- Camp O’Rear

Camp O’Rear, a Boy Scout camp located in Jasper, is owned and operated by the Black Warrior Council as a primitive-style facility. It covers an area of approximately 90 acres, on which lies a portion of Blackwater Creek. Most of […]

From Injury To Iron Man

Words by Terrell Manasco | Image by Blakeney Cox   I got into the rear wheel of the cyclist in front of me and crashed my bike. It threw me completely out of my shoes. My helmet was cracked in […]

Soul of 78- Jamie Colvert

“There’s always coffee and conversation here at the Senior Activity Center. Including our homebound members, we have about 25 people, with a varying number of those in and out on a daily basis. We have one or two dances during […]

Don’t Feed the Pilgrims

“You know that just before the first Thanksgiving there was one wise old Native American woman saying, ‘Don’t feed them. If you do, they’ll never leave.’” ~ Dylan Brody   Thanksgiving Day is here. Again. How did this happen so soon? […]

A Glimpse of Heaven

Words by Terrell Manasco | Images by Blakeney Cox    On December 11, 2008, Sharon Abbott’s son, Jake, was born. This was also the day Sharon almost left this earth—when she says she went to Heaven. “I went in early […]

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. […]