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The Red Star

The Anniston Star, a product of Consolidated Publishing, is the only ‘major’ newspaper in the county. Approximately 68% of voters in the 2016 presidential election voted for Donald Trump, with other Republican seats winning by a landslide. Nonetheless, the...
Like a lot of families, we pay for hundreds of channels, but watch very little. Our main source of viewing comes from streaming TV and videos. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube usage, our bandwidth was a little excessive....

JSLoser

Shortly before my senior year of high school I decided to change my intended major to Criminal Justice. With a local university offering a decent CJ program, it was a no-brainer to switch from UAH to JSU—saving money, less...

Small Town Politics

While most of the country is focused on the Trump/Clinton drama (go Trump, by the way), our little "Gem of the Hills" is embattled in local elections at present. Last night we found out who won the city council...

Weight of the World

She crammed the last drawing into her binder, double checked that her workbooks were in place, and shoved the bulky iPad somewhere in the middle of it all. After everything was perfectly in position, the 70 pound little girl...

F* You, Facebook

Sometimes I miss MySpace. I liked to toy with making my page neat and I met a lot of new people on it. It was new and different and not... well, soul sucking. A lot of our FB checking...
I’m proud that the Talladega College band was asked to perform at the inauguration. Racist. Shit, I’m not proud then. Yep, racist. President Trump— Dumb racist. Not MY president. Did you notice a trend there? Calling someone racist because they disagree with you is the...
When did expressing a dissenting opinion become complaining? If not agreeing with the majority is labeled as a bad thing, then I'm number one on the naughty list. The quote on the main page is taken from Mark Twain: "Whenever...
If you aren't familiar with Darren Knight, you're missing out. Darren Knight stars in the Southern Mom videos and they are flipping hilarious. While I can identify with a lot of the videos, I swear I witnessed the inspiration...

VBS Round Up

We would joke as young adults that kids were put on the "VBS circuit" all summer. I can understand the temptation of it. It's like free babysitting + Jesus. Sweet deal for me, with the exception of the camps that...

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