2008-08-07

Turk’s cap a real treat for hummers

Gardening With Dora

Turk’s cap is a big thug of a plant. This, of course, is a greater source of delight for hummingbirds than for gardeners who have the unhappy chore of keeping it cut back. The flowers of turk’s cap, Malvaviscus arboreus, are tightly furled and look like the plant mismeasured because the stamens and pistils protrude from the blossom. Horticulturists suggest […]

Whether flour or cornmeal, fried green tomatoes great!

Memories & Recipes

I saw an article about a house divided in last month’s issue of Southern Living. This house was divided because of their choice of football teams. I live in a house where there is no democracy when it comes to team choices, there is only one! Of course, Alabama! But, alas, this article is not about football teams, it is […]

Household Tips



• Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1 cup of tomato juice, use 1/2 cup of tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup of water. • “I use a baster (basting syringe) to water small potted plants. It’s just enough water, and I can get it right where I need it.” — S.D. in Virginia • Grease muffin pans with an old, clean […]

JMS student named All-American Scholar



The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Kelvin M. Burden Jr. of Jackson has been named an All-American Scholar. Kelvin M. Burden Jr., who attends Jackson Middle School was nominated for this honor by Richard Brown. Burden will appear in the All- American Scholar Yearbook, published nationally. Burden is the son of Kelvin and Victoria Burden of Jackson. Grandparents […]

Final Wedding Plans



McFarland-Harrison Mollie Olivia McFarland and Ellis Patrick Harrison will exchange wedding vows Friday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Rainbow Presbyterian Church in Rainbow City, AL. Miss McFarland is the daughter of John and Kathy McFarland of Rainbow City. Mr. Harrison is the son of John Randy and Nancy Noble Harrison of Wetumpka. Chambers-Scogin Anna Katherine Chambers and Mark Andrew […]

Westry-Gildersleeve set Oct. 25 wedding



Marilyn Blake of Mobile and Robert Chapman, also of Mobile, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammi Westry, to Gilbert Gildersleeve, son of Belinda Gildersleeve of Grove Hill and the late Leon Gildersleeve. Miss Westry is a graduate of Satsuma High School and Bishop State Community College. She is employed at Searcy Hospital. Mr. Gildersleeve is a graduate of Clarke […]

Guy-Kittrell to marry Sept. 27 in Stave Creek



Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Guy of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Leigh, to David Wayne Kittrell. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Kittrell of Theodore, and Mr. and Mrs. Leighton Dees of Semmes. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Guy and the late Mr. […]

What are the issues?

Inside the Statehouse

All the national polling data this year points to the economy as being the major issue on voters’ minds. The prevailing issue of the War in Iraq is a distant second. However, you would never know that Alabama was even a part of the nation if you perused the ads in the congressional races this year. The Republican congressional candidates […]

Stimulus checks still unclaimed

Congress Reports

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has identified more than 5 million Americans – mostly lowincome seniors, disabled veterans and others with disabilities – who have not yet claimed their economic stimulus checks. These unclaimed payments total more than $33 million. In fact, more than 112,000 Alabamians have yet to file a 2007 tax return resulting in more than $33 million […]

Civic center an asset

Our Opinions

The new Thomasville Civic Center is quite an accomplishment and quite an asset for the city—and for the region. It has been many years since the idea was first launched to turn the old 1930s high school (most recently the elementary school) into a civic center. The project languished for years as a private-driven venture before the city took on […]