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When you’re an impatient person in the South

This week's column originates on SouthernThing.com. Below is an excerpt. To read the full column, click here or click the link at the bottom. Everyone in my world knows I have just the teensiest deficit in the patience department. If my life had a theme song, it would be: "Don't care how, I want it now." Veruca… Continue reading When you’re an impatient person in the South

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Alabama murderer Betty Jo Green claimed she had 2 women inside her body

I’ve been doing a series of stories on Alabama’s “Black Widows,” women who kill their husbands, including Nannie Doss and Audrey Marie Hilley. Today, I’m writing about Betty Jo Green of Athens. Betty Jo Green will be 88 years old this year and remains incarcerated at Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka. Following is an excerpt from… Continue reading Alabama murderer Betty Jo Green claimed she had 2 women inside her body

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Here’s what happens when we get sick in the South

What happens when we get sick in the South? Below is an excerpt from last week's column on It's a Southern Thing (southernthing.com) Click here to read it in its entirety, or click the link at the bottom.  I recently learned I am suffering from several debilitating disorders, including Mad Cow disease, leprosy and a herniated… Continue reading Here’s what happens when we get sick in the South

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The gruesome tale of Marie Hilley and the world’s most bizarre Black Widow case

I recently wrote about Nannie Doss, a “black widow” from Alabama known as the Giggling Granny. Click here to read it. Today, I’m featuring another Alabama black widow, Marie Hilley. Audrey Marie Frazier Hilley was one of the nation’s most infamous “black widow” killers. Her heartless crimes and calculating schemes were the topics of headlines… Continue reading The gruesome tale of Marie Hilley and the world’s most bizarre Black Widow case