Columns

Aunt Nancy and her Ford (Community Correspondent)

Aunt Nancy and her Ford (Community Correspondent)

Nancy Yates was born in the Cooper community in 1887 to Samuel and Martha Webb Yates. Her Yates, Webb and Vinson ancestors had been pioneering ... Read more

Religion Column: More than meets the eye

There is always more going on than what you see. Everyone you meet has a story to tell. It may be a story of tragedy ... Read more

KMA prides itself on growth (Community Correspondent)

Kumi Manufacturing Alabama, located one mile south of Interstate 65 at Exit 205, inaugurated an operation in Clanton in 2000. The Japanese-owned firm prides itself ... Read more

The history of the Verbena Deramus Store (Community Correspondent)

For years, a well-known landmark in Verbena was the old Deramus Store. This wooden, two-story building faced the railroad track and had been out of ... Read more

Volunteers feed the homebound (Community Correspondent)

So far, this column has been about local history, highlighting some of the people, events and things from our past here in Cooper and Verbena. ... Read more