THE DIXIE DIVA: Stories of moutain religion harken to another time
Some stories, including old-time religion and and the days of moonshine toting ridge-runners, are best told in black and white.
To this conclusion I have come: the most deadly years of our lives are the ages 16 to 21.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Historical fact or legend? It’s all fascinating.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Who wants to be boringly completely normal?
Maw-Maw was smart as a whip, but she also had her peculiarities.
TH DIXIE DIVA: Every kid should spend part of the summer doing some old fashioned hard work
When battling writer’s block, making an assault on Hell’s Hill a source of inspiration.
THE DIXIE DIVA: In Southern cuisine, there is not much that cant be fried
Fried biscuits the way Mama made them will always be a delicious memory.
FEATURES COLUMN: Southern manners tend to rub off on others
There are many things I love about the South. But here’s what I love just a little bit better than all the rest: We believe mightily in courtesy and manners.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Songs are a powerful tool for remembering sweet moments in life
That is the power of songs. They stick to the memory like a piece of chewing gum stuck to the underneath of a table.
THE DIXIE DIVA: The score always gets settled, but often not as fast as you would like
Lessons of honesty taught by our parents pay off big when we practice them in life.
THE DIXIE DIVA: A mission to raise status of Robert E. Lee makes bigger hero out of Charlie Tinker
The diaries of Charlie Tinker, a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, are the first comments on Lincoln by a friend to be unearthed in the last 100 years, one historian notes.