Census 2020 kicked off in March, shortly before the word “coronavirus” entered our everyday vocabulary and upended life as we then knew it.
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a huge toll on all Americans, and not only in terms of physical health. The grieving families of those lost to the illness.
It is interesting that, with all the advancements today in weaponry and defense, the thing that kills the most people is natural and too small to see with the naked eye.
With Americans adjusting their daily lives as we work to contain the coronavirus pandemic, one thing that has not changed is law enforcement’s commitment to pursuing justice and keeping our communities safe.
Community journalism is, by definition, locally owned, locally focused professional news coverage that features our neighbors in our cities rather than the national or world news.
Call it COVID-19. Or novel coronavirus. Or the now-politically incorrect term “Chinese flu.” But thanks to the virus’s unrivaled global threat, all eyes are now fixed on China and its Communist administration. The world is watching how President Xi Jinping behaves, what he seeks, and what is hidden behind his regime’s fiercely protected public face.
A shelter in place was ordered by Gov. Kay Ivey Friday, April 3 effective Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m. Everyone needs to follow this order. The only way to fight COVID-19 is to isolate ourselves to stop the spread.
I’m writing today with an update on Medical Center Enterprise’s preparation for the presence of COVID-19 in Enterprise. Our executive and department leaders are monitoring local, state and federal guidance as it is updated in response to the ever-evolving situation.
Once again the merchants and our neighbors doing business in the Wiregrass have demonstrated their support and generosity through donations to the Luncheon Pilot Club’s annual fund raiser, Radio Day. We certainly appreciate this support. All funds raised will be used to fund local area service projects.
As I write this it is mid-morning and I’ve already washed my hands multiple times. I’ve got rubber gloves in my car now. I skipped the gym in favor of a good ‘ol driveway workout but I paid my gym dues anyway.
I do hope that my last column spurred some of you to vote in yesterday’s primaries, but today is a new day.
A day that has two little known holidays and one that definitely bears celebrating.
Some days you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Last week had one such day as what emergency management authorities called “a potent storm system” moved across the Wiregrass.
The college football world is an ever-changing one and many times changes equal progress, but sometimes changes can also do more harm than good.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the industry and that’s fake news.
We recently had a stint with that in the community where a completely false article about the coronavirus started circulating. The post claimed to be from CNN, yet the link did not have CNN anywhere in its URL. That should have been a red flag.
A new year brings new opportunities. A blank page, a clean slate. How ever you may look at it, it is a new beginning. It is up to you to make the most of it. Have you written any New Year’s resolutions? Have you told someone, “This year will be different?”
Triumph over tragedy. Diversification and prosperity. Adapting to change and being better for it. These are all messages we have learned over the years from “The Lady in White” holding a boll weevil over her head to honor an insect, the only monument in the world dedicated to a pest.
I have noticed an increasing number of distracted, discourteous and what I call self-centered drivers on the roads lately. With the holidays quickly approaching I can’t help but think this will get worse.
It’s that time of year again, Thanksgiving.
Those who know me, or read the paper around this time last year, will know that one of my pet peeves is the when people skip over Thanksgiving and move straight onto Christmas.
“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.”
That’s the first line of a poem—author unknown—familiar to most who have lost a four-legged family member.
Like Jonah, many of us struggle to embrace God’s will for our lives. Although I know that listening to God is always the best choice, I also know that it is rarely the easiest choice. Don’t let reluctance prevent you from fulfilling His purpose.
With the beginning of November comes two major holidays: Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. So I’d like to combine the two in a column and say thank you to the veterans that have served this country.
It’s that time of year again and every school in The Southeast Sun/Daleville Sun-Courier coverage area – along with most of the schools in the…
I have wonderful memories of my Granny. She was kindhearted, loved her family, always taking care of others and she believed in reading her Bible and talking with the Lord.
Pack your snack, check your folder, socks and shoes. That’s the checklist I give my kids every morning. What I hear is: “Where’s my hairbrush? Have you seen my shirt? What goes with these shorts? I need money. Can you sign this?” Typical morning in most households.
Sometimes there are no words.
That is exactly what I thought as I watched Fort Rucker firefighters in full “battle rattle” gather in the center of the post Soldier Support Center as they prepared to climb 110 flights of stairs in honor and memory of first responders who died in the terrorist attacks on the United States Sept. 11, 2001.
I am what a lot of people would refer to as a “youngun.’”
To put that into perspective, when the towers fell, I was six years old and in first grade, if I remember correctly.
That more than 700 people of all ages gathered at schools throughout Coffee County on a Sunday afternoon to pray is significant.
That it was on a stormy afternoon—and still more than 700 people gathered at the schools is significant.