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  • Americana Music Triangle Logo
    Americana Music Triangle launches May 4-8: Celebrates South's music & more
    PROJECT TO FOCUS ON MUSIC, CULTURE AND HISTORY IN THE SOUTHStarting next week fromMonday, May 4th, throughFriday, May 8th, five states (Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas) are kicking off a dedication to the South's music...
  • Support Feeding South Florida™ at the March Against Hunger 5K Walk/Run
    Support Feeding South Florida™ at the March Against Hunger 5K Walk/Run
    Support the fight against hunger on Saturday, March 7 at Feeding South Florida's™ 5th Annual March Against Hunger 5K Walk/Run.All participants will receive a free t-shirt and certificate of participation. In the spirit of friendly...
  • 'Gone with the Wind': the most tragically beautiful love story of our time
    'Gone with the Wind': the most tragically beautiful love story of our time
    In the gilded cradle of the Old South, no film has captured the essence of war and the vibrant complexity of Southern romance as perfectly as “Gone with the Wind”. With the beating heart of the Georgia resounding with cries of war,...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream continues
    The second of three children born to Michael Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams, Michael Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. Both the King and Williams families traced their roots to rural Georgia. Alberta&rsquo...
  • Upper level winds (Dec 31, 2014)
    Significant snowfall mostly not on the radar screen
    Schools are closed for the next week or so across the Nation due to the winter break and the Christmas-New Year’s holiday period. Hence, the forecast of no significant snow for most places across the Nation is really not bad news for school...
  • No matter your age, it is time to write your travel bucket list
    No matter your age, it is time to write your travel bucket list
    No matter what your age, it is time to write your travel bucket list. Everyone needs to have dreams and aspirations, otherwise they just exist and do not truly live a full life.Even if the places you would like to go, seem completely out of reach,...
  • The frequency of tornadoes in the south
    The frequency of tornadoes in the south and what to do
    Tornadoes and losses are increasing. Most mobile home parks do not have storm shelters, the requirements don’t exist. The tornado Shelters Act helps mobile home parks to build them provided they meet certain criteria. Safe shelters seem to...
  • Cellos
    Soulful elegy to wife
    "Claws and Wings" by Erik Friedlander is a musical offering to which listeners will return repeatedly. He began musical studies when he was five and his photographer father introduced him to many styles during his childhood. As a result...
  • Elizabeth Freeman
    National heroine Elizabeth Freeman helped to end slavery in Massachusetts
    When most people think of slavery in the United States, images of Negroes in southern cotton fields, such as those in the opening scenes of Gone With the Wind, come to mind. Though that did exist, slavery was not confined to the South. It was...
  • Gators No. 1 seed of NCAA tournament
    NCAA tournament preview: Gators lead overall bracket, South regional
    The NCAA tournament bracket had an obvious No. 1 overall seed on March 16. Being the top overall seed has worked well lately, as the last two NCAA tournament champions were ranked No. 1 going in. But before the Florida Gators can match the 2012...
  • Tennessee Volkswagen workers spurn UAW overtures in Friday vote
    Tennessee Volkswagen workers spurn UAW overtures in Friday vote
    As an addendum to yesterday’s column on this pivotal vote for the UAW, their late Friday night defeat may be the lynchpin to a continuing decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers.Employees voted against union representation at...
  • Ladybug
    Ladybugs swarming: Alabama, Georgia dealing with a huge ladybug swarm problem
    Ladybugs swarming in northern Georgia and Alabama are starting to become a problem. These swarming ladybugs are doing so as they seek out warmer temperatures, which are typically inside homes at this point of the year. According to a report from...
  • Naples, FL forecast (Oct. 22 - 27, 2013)
    Lower dew points on the horizon for southwest Florida
    Great news! The oppressively high dew point temperatures of the past week are going to become history in about three days. A series of cold fronts, each being reinforced by the one following it, will gradually make their way southward across the...
  • Obama budget
    Privatizing the TVA (finally)
    If the rumors regarding Obama’s willingness to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are true I must give him a nod. There were few things I liked about Obama's budget, but I always give credit where it’s due and I am...
  • Chicago style dog at Portillo's in Chicago: Exciting regional sandwiches at their best
    A country's worth of delicious sandwiches: The South, Southeast and Midwest
    Sandwiches are found across the country. There are some that are regional specialties, while others have relocated themselves across the country and even the world to satisfy the tastes of immigrants and transplants from cities across the USA. In...
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