Al Blanton

Why it’s time to let go

My dad died seven years ago, and ever since then I’ve been trying to be Superman. After Dad passed away, the prospect of becoming the “man of the house” was a bit daunting, I’ll admit. I had an aging mother, […]

The Guard

As a freshman at Walker High School, Griff Redmill was a reedy, 145-pound kid. But an indomitable spirit and tireless work ethic carried him to the brink of the NFL. Now Redmill is excelling in his post-football life, using those […]

A Walk Through Time- Clarence White

Clarence White grew up in a large family in Selma, Alabama. A great athlete, White was a four-sport letterman at Selma High School. He later played end at Alabama State and was part of a national championship team. Mr. White […]

How I Quit Dipping

I haven’t had a dip in 25 days. I feel like Collin Raye in the song, “Little Rock.” I haven’t had a drink in 19 days…my eyes are clear and bright without that haze…. Now I know what you’re already […]

Be Impressed with Minnesota

To Southerners, the mere mention of the word “Minneapolis” or “Minnesota” engenders thoughts of bitter cold. Our minds dance with the images of white piles of slush being driven by flannel-jacketed men, their matching flannel hats bobbing in concert with […]