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June 3, 2015
Tom Boggs' Work Honors Linden's History, Hometown Heroes
Tom Boggs' Work Honors Linden's History, Hometown Heroes

There’s an old saying that goes “don’t forget where you came from”.  Attorney Tom Boggs had plenty of opportunities to leave his hometown far behind as he traveled the world in the military and establish himself as a lawyer and writer.  However, he has chosen to remain in the Black Belt. Boggs never forgets his beloved, small hometown of Linden, Alabama. Now, he is working so that no one else will forget it either.

By Amy Hudson
June 3, 2015
Small Collinsville Church Has Big Heart
Small Collinsville Church Has Big Heart

When it comes to churches in Alabama, it seems the largest denominations are the Baptists and Methodists.  Of course, there are of other churches ranging in all sizes.  For a young black woman who wasn’t raised partial to either church and experiencing mostly black churches growing up, I found myself drawn to nondenominational churches just because they seem to be more in line with my way of worship and thought.

By Crystal Rawls
June 3, 2015
Elba Invests in Body Cameras for Police
Elba Invests in Body Cameras for Police

During the most recent Elba City Council meeting, Mayor Mickey Murdock said the police department would be using funds to “purchase body cameras instead of rifles."  Our country has recently seen a series of highly publicized officer-involved shootings. Among many other social issues, these events have brought about a desire and need for transparency in police practices.

By Caroline Allen
June 1, 2015
Duck Race Brings Community Together for Good Causes
Duck Race Brings Community Together for Good Causes

Many wouldn’t think to award a prize for last place. However, at Collinsville’s Duck Race the last duck is in part a remembrance to little Jay Thomas Patton who died before the second community Duck Race in 2011 after a four-wheeler wreck near his home in town.

By Crystal Rawls

Last Updated: April 04, 2019