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A mystery has formed in the swirling chaos that is Baldwin County’s politically involved social media groups. On the upstart new “Citizens for Accountability and Honesty” page, a poster named Mary Johnson has been causing stir in the other … more
Due to the nature of my job, I often find myself at various functions and civic meetings where I’ve gotten to hear a variety of public speakers expound on a plethora issues. Earlier this week, I was at just such a meeting where the warm-up … more
With the Baldwin County Board of Education recently approving special tax districts across the county, it appears a potential solution to the county schools’ financial issues are at hand. The new tax districts would allow the residents of the … more
While I champion a great many causes, I dare say the one I hold dearest is one of our most fundamental of rights as American citizens: the rigid separation of church and state. I take that separation to be a two-fold one. I believe that people … more
A few days ago, I had a Yankee friend of mine text me and ask for some clarification on an issue that had been bothering him for some time. My dear friend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was perplexed by Alabama and her people’s love of … more
Home is where the heart is – I get it. But my heart is where my home is. I am one of those few lucky people in today’s world who lives in a house that gives meaning to the term “a sense of place.” Although this house is not the actual … more
Sometimes memories make the best stories –even if the memories may not be exactly the way things happened. Let me tell you the story of the milk bottles as I remember it. Dipping my little hands into the barrel of dried peas, I  felt them flow … more
Leafy and William read the advertisement in the Chicago Tribune: “Bounteous Farmland in Alabama- Cheap.”  Let me tell you the story just as my Grandmother Leafy Coon told me more than 60 years ago. Your grandfather Bill and I packed up our … more
Once a year, the Woman of the Swamps comes to the Swift-Coles House in Bon Secour for the Haunted Storytelling… Come, mon Cherie, sit here and let me tell you my story. I live deep in marshy bogs where alligators, they bring me to see their … more
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
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