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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

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

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

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

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

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

Four lessons from one Bible verse

By Phillip Hines In Psalm 103:8 the Bible says, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy.”  Here are a few quick things ... Read more

A look back at polio

For many years, parents especially were fearful of the poliovirus. Although “polio” struck people in all age groups, its incidence among children was the source of the most heartbreak.  Those ... Read more

Tasty first fruits of spring

One of my favorite memories of growing up on a farm is pickling and eating plums and dewberries that grew wild on roadsides, hedgerows and ... Read more

Hartselle continues stand against coronavirus

By Randy Garrison I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to update you on the current situation with COVID-19 and our city services ... Read more

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