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Christmas in Dixie: Not quite what it used to be
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Thanksgiving was hardly over when it began. Regional magazines – Southern Living and such – started arriving with detailed instructions on how to have a “traditional Southern Christmas.” Newspapers chime in with “Feature” articles on the topic. On Facebook and in chat groups, internet friends swap recipes and ideas, all in an effort to make sure what is done “down here” ain’t like what they…
The irony of righteous indignation
By Larry Lee When State Superintendent of Education Mike Sentance told the state school board Dec. 8 that the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education had determined that the state’s high school graduation rate was inaccurate, reaction was swift and true to form. Members of the legislature who consistently oppose public education were quick to tell media that there should be consequences for  deceiving the public. (Would…
Christmas in Atmore and Poarch
The Poarch Creek Indian Christmas Parade rolled Friday night, December 9, and the Atmore Christmas Parade rolled Saturday night. The theme was “Movies of Christmas.” Despite the cold weather that hit town just prior to the parades, there were plenty of folks who braved the chilly air along the routes. Winners of the Poarch parade are as follows: First place – Health Department Runner-up – Housing Brightest Lights – Public…
LA Bikers Toyz for Kidz
More than 50 families in this area will have a Merrier Christmas, thanks to LA Bikers. For months, organizers Pee Wee and Annie Powell and Jody Jeter have been identifying children and families who could use a little help from Santa this year. They’ve been buying and collecting toys and bikes especially for each child on the list. The 16th annual ride, with dozens of bikers, was held Saturday, December…