Four years ago our church went through a visioning process that included, among other things, a lengthy discussion about who we are. The first issue put on the table was whether or not we should keep the word “Baptist” in our name. As a brand, Baptist has become something of a problem. In fact, according to Jeannie Babb Taylor, in […]


SINGINGS HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have homecoming and singing Sunday, June 28. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and singing at 1:30 p.m. with the Spurgeons as guests. Pastor is Danny Gunter, and singing chairman is Fate Tolbert. ZOLA BAPTIST CHURCH will have homecoming and singing Sunday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. […]

Alabama Scene

Ivey becomes no. 5 to jump into GOP primary

State Treasurer Kay Ivey has become the fifth person to announce she will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010. She launched her campaign Wednesday with a state fly-around to Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile. Ivey joins legislator Robert Bentley, lawyer Bradley Byrne, Tim James, and Roy Moore in the race for the GOP nomination. A […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 22, 1922

Hail Damages Crops A hail, rain and wind storm did considerable damage to crops north and west of Blountsville Saturday afternoon. It appears that the worst damage was done Judge Alldredge’s farm where one house was unroofed, many fruit trees blown down and about 75 acres of cotton beaten into the ground by the hail. Corn was also badly damaged […]


Healthy living made simple

We cannot be productive individuals in our communities, schools, churches, jobs, etc., if we are not healthy. We need to take responsibility for our health and the health of our families. The best place to start is with nutrition and exercise. Our approach to medicine is to treat disease rather than prevent it. We practice reactionary healthcare: Only when we […]



This article is one of a series on the faces and forms of addiction. It is a collaboration among Alden Brindle, intensive outpatient director at Hope House; his wife Marie, Hope House counselor; and writer Nancy Jackson. Dry drunk Persons abstaining from drugs or alcohol but obsessively thinking about them are on dry drunks. They suffer the agony of being […]

Culinary creations

What a treasure to find! A quick trip through an antiques mall yielded many interesting things, but what really struck the eye were the stacks of cookbooks which included one gem, an uncopyrighted volume of “Seminary Samples.” The small volume contains recipes compiled in 1963 by the Faculty Wives Club of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. A […]

2009-06-24 E-Edition

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