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When I first heard about Ol’ Two Toe I thought it was just a tall tale, but now I am not so sure. Let me tell you a story about an alligator so feared that his escapades are told about all over Baldwin County. Ol’ Two Toe first made himself … more
The Foley Railroad Depot is one of the most charming historical buildings in Baldwin County. Of the many stories taking place there, the story of Pearl is the most endearing. Pearl turned 16 on Dec. 7, 1941, the same day as the bombing of Pearl … more
Daddy was a little boy when his father took him to the Bay Minette depot to see the body of Railroad Bill. He told me about it while we were sitting on our front porch one evening.  Even though there were a few mismatched, creaky rocking chairs, … more
We’ve all heard stories about the strange phone calls the good folks at 911 call centers across the country receive from time to time. There was the irate woman who called 911 because McDonald’s ran out of chicken nuggets, stretching the … more
Everyone who walks over the Yancey Branch Bridge hopes to catch a glimpse of the lady in white. Let me tell you the story of the Bride of the Branch. Recently, a late afternoon jogger ran along the walking trail on Whispering Pines Road in … more
My phone went off with the typical iPhone default ringtone. It’s still dark, but I turn over to see who in the world could be calling me so late — or so early, rather. There was no call; it was my 4:30 a.m. alarm to get up for the Gulf Coast Hot … more
When the most revered among us stumble or falter, something within us makes us take pause and notice. We’re taken aback. We wonder how such a thing could happen to such a person. We become sad and disillusioned, finding out that our hero’s … more
Throughout the recent state legislative session, elected representatives from around Alabama have demanded that the settlement money from the BP oil spill disaster be allocated proportionately across the state. Perhaps there is something to that … more
Working here at a newspaper, I constantly find my email being bombarded with a variety of useless information, especially products or services that are a) nowhere near our coverage area or b) nonsensical gibberish that isn’t relevant to me or our … more
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