Steve sparks my Indian interests

Steve Poindexter ‘s original tomahawks, two of which he graciously shared with me, left me thinking about Indians throughout the weekend. Steve explained his process for making the authentic pieces, but more fascinating to me was his long interest in Indians in general and the lifelong passion for searching and finding artifacts, predominantly arrowheads.
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Miss shifting gears; young players are full of stories

I was driving down the road the other day with 12-year-old Addi Claire and 8-year-old Ellie Kathryn riding with me when I was asked if I ever drove a vehicle with one of those sticks on the floor.
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Returning to the 1980s with a kick and Cobra Kai

“Strike first, strike hard, no mercy.”
It’s not a motto to live by, but it is that of Cobra Kai – the karate dojo cast as the villain in the original Karate Kid movie from the 1980s. [Read more...]

A little rain didn’t spoil the excitement

The calendar says September, but my Liverpool squad celebrated spring Monday night in Oxford. [Read more...]

Welcome the return of school routine

This school year might be unconventional by many standards, but it was somewhat traditional for us at The Journal Monday. [Read more...]

Unique school year is now upon us

School buses will be in the streets and school bells will be ringing for the first time in nearly six months starting next Monday as the new school year begins. [Read more...]

Tishomingo’s trails provide fun day trip

Less than 90 miles from the Calhoun County line, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, are some first class nature trails for every level of hiker. [Read more...]

Why the need to complain?

“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”
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Don’t envy school board, administrators

The amount of thought, study, discussion and debate that has gone into trying to find a safe, efficient and functional way to get Calhoun County children back in school is staggering. [Read more...]

Hail State, for Gary

I couldn’t count the number of stories I listened to Gary Hawkins tell through the years. [Read more...]