Terrell Manasco


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 […]

Downs and Associates’ Jan Windle Retires

A celebration was held at Downs and Associates in Jasper to honor retiring employee Jan Windle. Jan is a staff accountant and is responsible for monthly accounting compilations, company payrolls, sales, and payroll tax returns.  “Jan actually has been here […]

Walk With Me

Image by Blakeney Cox   Every day Sonya Parnell wakes and begins her morning routine. Stepping into house slippers, she ambles outside and settles into her back porch chair, a hot cup of coffee in one hand, a Bible in […]