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Quaint town of S. Pittsburg, TN, was site of deadly 1927 Christmas shootout

South Pittsburg, Tennessee, is a quaint little town of fewer than 3,000 residents that sits just across the border from Bridgeport, Alabama. It has a picturesque downtown, the site of the annual National Cornbread Festival, which is held each year on the last weekend in April. On a visit to the small town a couple… Continue reading Quaint town of S. Pittsburg, TN, was site of deadly 1927 Christmas shootout

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How Fannie Flagg claimed fried green tomatoes for the south

"How Fannie Flagg claimed fried green tomatoes for the south." Following is an excerpt from this week’s column on It's a Southern Thing. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. I do that because It's a Southern Thing owns the rights to this column and I can’t blog it in its… Continue reading How Fannie Flagg claimed fried green tomatoes for the south

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I’m offering a free author visit for book clubs who buy ‘Not Quite Right’

Have you been looking for an upbeat read for your next book club selection? If you think your group would enjoy reading and discussing my new humor book, “Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter,” I have a special offer for you. Book club members will receive a discount on orders… Continue reading I’m offering a free author visit for book clubs who buy ‘Not Quite Right’

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Katrina Trees, Gulf Coast roadside attraction, recall our tour of the devastation

I recently came across an interesting roadside attraction that I was surprised I didn’t know about: the Katrina Trees along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. These “survivors” of the devastation now draw tourists to the area and help support local businesses. But before telling you about them, here’s my backstory: About two or three weeks… Continue reading Katrina Trees, Gulf Coast roadside attraction, recall our tour of the devastation