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We finally made it to this beautiful event. Check out our photos of Christmas at the Falls

If you haven't been to Alabama's natural wonder Noccalula Falls, you're missing out. It is gorgeous. And if you haven't seen it at Christmas, it's definitely worth a second trip. The 90-foot waterfall is part of Gadsden's Noccalula Falls Park, which features all kinds of walking trails and a campground, as well as family activities… Continue reading We finally made it to this beautiful event. Check out our photos of Christmas at the Falls

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We survived a New Year’s apocalypse and a year from hell so let’s welcome 2021 with hope: Guest blog

Below is a guest blog by my Sweetums, who had a former career as a law officer. Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for following along. -- Kelly Kazek By Wil Elrick It was 11:55 p.m. on December 31 and the apocalypse was going to happen in five minutes. I was a… Continue reading We survived a New Year’s apocalypse and a year from hell so let’s welcome 2021 with hope: Guest blog

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In my South, the motto is peace, love and biscuits

Below is an excerpt from a column originally published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now. Some people wonder, what makes the South the South? Is it the borders of a group of states? The food? The mindset? Why do we Southerners think of ourselves as having an “otherness,”… Continue reading In my South, the motto is peace, love and biscuits