Rural farmers markets harvest demand for healthy food

Large, hand-painted signs lean against a tent, the buzz of friendly conversation cuts through the humid air, and the smell of fresh produce drifts in ...

July 30th, 2018 |  


Your local school district: An analysis

Sooner or later we all interact with our local school district in a variety of ways; in sports with team participation and associated fees, student re...

July 27th, 2018 |  


Old Rocky Nelson and the ol’ ball game

Old Rocky Nelson and the ol’ ball game

“When old Rocky Nelson shuffles up to the plate, the ball comes in and the sound of wood, and the ball rises up like a hunted thing and the outf...

July 26th, 2018 |  



What makes me feel awesome

What makes me feel awesome

Gratitude is simply a great attitude. I sit down every so often and write down things that really make me feel good to keep my thoughts sharpened. Rec...

July 24th, 2018 |  


Crossing gaps through the centuries

Crossing gaps through the centuries

A potent personality — plus tact, talent, and tenacity — took Mary Hosbrook from the farm to a career as an artist and entrepreneur. Her l...

July 24th, 2018 |  


Kavanaugh the right pick for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh the right pick for Supreme Court

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy—who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan—announced he was going to step down from the court...

July 23rd, 2018 |  


Wisteria vines: Beauty or beast?

Wisteria vines: Beauty or beast?

Nothing captures the spirit of the South like Wisteria in full bloom, hanging gracefully from a trellis or gazebo. Wisteria blooms are fragrant, hangi...

July 23rd, 2018 |  


Are property values affected by wind farms?

Wind energy has paid off for rural areas. Whether it be new employment opportunities, additional revenue for counties, or direct payments to landowner...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Some things I’d like to see in my lifetime

Some things I’d like to see in my lifetime

This week, my friend and Troy Daily News sports department colleague Josh Brown is attending the San Diego Comic-Con, which, as near as I can tell, is...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Police danced in a honky-tonk

Police danced in a honky-tonk

“Why don’t we get something to eat and then stop over at the Country Palace? It will give us an opportunity to chill and relax,” the...

July 18th, 2018 |