When I was a boy preacher I heard affirmations from congregants such as, “Preacher, you really stepped on my toes today!” This remark meant I’d either raised my voice or spoke forthrightly about known sins (known sins in that day were smoking and drinking). Another phrase was “You shelled th…

Y’all, this Strawberry Cobbler is probably my favorite cobbler recipe. It’s sweet, tart and full of lots of the cakey-cobbler that’s my favorite part of any great cobbler.

I adore this recipe inspired by my Mom’s homemade bread. The wonderful thing about recipes that are even kinda handed-down is that newer generations get to enjoy them. I love getting to make this bread for my own family, especially know how loaves of it used to feed me in my own mom’s kitchen.

Sunshine, the perfect spot in the grass and delicious food are the beginnings of an ideal picnic.

Got some pound cake that turned out a little drier than you’d like? Grab some strawberries and make this easy sauce.

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At the Bibb Medical Center Wellness Center, we say, “Movement is Medicine” because of all the benefits a body in motion enjoys.

Y’all, this Strawberry Cobbler is probably my favorite cobbler recipe. It’s sweet, tart and full of lots of the cakey-cobbler that’s my favorite part of any great cobbler.

As a kid, I wasn’t a big fan of green peas. In fact, I pretty much hated them. I had a great aunt who would sometimes keep me and I remember her trying to force-feed me peas. And it seems like we had peas every time I was there.

If you ask my wife, no family gathering is complete without the Pineapple Cheese Casserole. It’s her absolute favorite.

The U.S. Labor Department reported last week that the consumer price index rose 8.5% in March from over a year ago, which is the highest number recorded since Dec. 1981, according to analysis from 1819News.

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A single-vehicle crash Friday morning has claimed the life of a West Blocton man.According to reports, Lannie D. Hyde, 40, a pedestrian, was walking on the shoulder of the Interstate 59 southbound and at 11:32 a.m. he was struck by a 2006 Ford Focus driven by Micah Anderson, 28, of Hueytown.…

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Ephesians 6:12(NLT): “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m not a raisin fan. Actually, that’s putting it mildly. I have a strong disdain for the things. But I love carrots. So when someone asked me the other day if I liked carrot raisin salad, I said, “No, I don’t like raisins.” But the thought crossed my mind that I could jus…

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a grant of COVID relief funds to be used for sewer and water improvements for the state after the Alabama Department of Finance signed an agreement with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). 

A pastor told of a collection of shirts he acquired from a church member. They were all short-sleeved for summer wear, and most fairly new. He explained the donor was a new Christian and with a new perspective saw the awful tattoos emblazoned on his arms.

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 have declined greatly in Alabama. However, it is unknown if the BA.2 subvariant or other emerging variants may escape the immune's systems response from either a previous COVID-19 infection or vaccine-induced protection. If so, mitigation meas…

Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center was recently awarded a $10,000 contribution by the Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission Board of Directors in memory of Freddie L. Armstead, who served on BBTCAC’s Board of Directors from 2005 until his passing in February 2022.

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This recipe for my Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas is perfect for your next Taco Tuesday. A pork shoulder is seasoned with a variety of flavorful spices and slow cooked until fall-apart tender. The meat is then shredded and crisped up under the broiler and used on tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, q…

A few Saturdays ago I sat in a local school gym watching my 12-year-old grandson play basketball. A lady behind us had a son on the other team, apparently. She was very obnoxious in the way she yelled out during the game. Her team won. As we left, I jokingly asked my son-in-law which of us n…