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History in Focus: The Darwin Family Confederate Heritage

Trypp Wilson of Dutton poses with the rifle that once belonged to his great, great, great grandpa William David Darwin.  William David Darwin served...
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A Patriot Remembers – By Dale Crawford

  William Kenneth Clayton has been a member of the American Legion Post 39 in Valley Head for 65 years. He has held the office...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

December 2nd 1859 - Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. “John Brown's Body”...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

November 18th 1963 - The first push button telephone goes into use by The Bell System. The new “Touch Tone” phones looked similar to...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

November 10th 1972 - Southern Airways Flight 49 is hijacked on a flight from Birmingham to Montgomery. Three armed men wanted by Detroit police...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

November 4th 1813 - The Battle of Tallushatchee occurs in what is now Calhoun County. General John Coffee led the Tennessee volunteers, including Davy...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

October 27th 1819 - Alabama's first state legislature met at Huntsville, the original state capital. The General Assembly was composed of nineteen senators and...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

October 20th 1540  - The largest Indian battle in North America occurs at the village of Mabila (or Mauvila) between Hernando de Soto’s Spaniards...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

October 14th 1908 - The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date. October...
"Rube" Burrow

This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

October 5th 1921  - The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time. The 1921 series is the first World Series...
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This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

September 27th 1906 - Following several days of heavy rains, a powerful hurricane wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast, killing dozens in the Mobile...
Gary Carlyle

How The South Became Known As The Bible Belt – a column by...

As the north was preparing to invade the South, Abraham Lincoln stated on July fourth, eighteen sixty-one to the United States Congress, that he...
Bert and Ernie

This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

September 23rd - Autumn (Sept. 23-Dec. 21) begins in the Northern Hemisphere with the autumnal equinox, at 1:37 a.m. EDT. In the Southern Hemisphere,...
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Remembering When 4 Channels Was Enough – by Columnist Bill Potter

In today's era of TV on demand and constant entertainment on our smartphones, laptops and TV sets, it seems unbelievable that it was not...
Greta Garbo

This Week in History – By Columnist Bill Potter

September 15th 1963 - Four black girls are killed and 21 others are injured when a bomb explodes at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church....
Col. William N. Estes

Confederate Officer from DeKalb County to be Honored

Colonel William Newton Estes was born in Tennessee on August 8, 1831. He was the son of Ira Reuben and Charlotte Fletcher. Before the...

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