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Long trips on dusty roads

Long stretches of two-lane highway capped with a three-inch layer of asphalt or tar-on-gravel surface were an exception to the rule when I was a ... Read more

16 hours ago by Clif Knight.

‘It just hasn’t been the same’

By Todd Barrier  Finally! We are, albeit very differently than before, able to worship together again.   It’s been two months since we were all able to be ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

A look back at family size

U. S. births continued to fall in 2019, the number of newborn babies amounting to the lowest number in a year since 1984. Instead of a “baby ... Read more

7 days ago by Bill Stewart.

Hartselle proud, Hartselle strong

During this unprecedented time, I have seen the folks in our hometown really shine.  I have been so proud of our citizens, city employees and businesses ... Read more

1 week ago by Clif Knight.

What do I say?

By Phillip Hines As a minister, I conduct many funerals. It seems that as I get older, this happens even more frequently.  During the past two months of this pandemic, I have been involved in five ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

A look back at smallpox

The possibility of contracting smallpox once struck fear in the hearts of local residents. The disease took an estimated 300 million lives in the 20th century, continuing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Bill Stewart.

Down but not out

My medical history took a turn for the worst in April when I learned from a vascular surgeon that I needed surgery to repair an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Clif Knight.

What purpose does God have for me?

By Todd Barrier  During the lockdown/quarantine, there has been plenty to do. One phenomenon has been the Netflix documentary “The Tiger King.” The show has been viewed more ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

What a dirty trick

The coronavirus pandemic is playing a dirty trick on sports fans.   No sooner had the virus appeared in the state than Gov. Kay Ivey shut down the state’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Clif Knight.

A Look Back at Scotty Maples

Sept. 1, 1941—A son, Scotty, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Eugene Maples here in Hartselle. Mrs. Maples is the former Mary Lou Ferguson.  Sept. 16,1958—MCHS student Scotty ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Bill Stewart.

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