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MUSIC BEAT | Walker’s legacy remains superb

Jan 27, 2015 8:21am

Not long ago, I watched a television program, discussing great songwriters in the history of country music. Undoubtedly, there have been many. However, when it comes to female songwriters, the...

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MUSIC BEAT | Jimmy Dickens dies at age 94

Jan 06, 2015 5:41pm

Country music legend “Little” Jimmy Dickens died on Friday, Jan. 2. He was 94.

At the recommendation of Roy Acuff, Dickens joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1948. He was one of the famed radio...

The Family Weigh, an answer for New Year resolutions

Jan 06, 2015 6:51pm

As we begin a new have you made some New Year’s Resolutions? Every year about this time we start thinking about our eating and physical activity habits and what changes we want to make in the new...

Starting the New Year right, at the movies

Jan 06, 2015 5:42pm

Emily Grigsby is a 2012 Cabot High School graduate attending Ouachita Baptist University. An avid movie-watcher, Emily is a double-major student pursuing Mass Communications and Studio Art, “which...

On Finishing Strong

Jan 06, 2015 6:21pm

As someone once said, “It’s not how you start that matters; it’s how you finish.”

How good it’d be if we remembered this as this New Year dawns, especially if 2014 was full of hardships and...

MUSIC BEAT | The life and career of Hank Williams

Dec 30, 2014 7:20am

Hank Williams stands as the most enduring figure in country music history. He was a charismatic performer and a soul-peircing composer. Unfortunately, his career only lasted six years and he never...

Lick the Spoon | Looking to local cooks for party ideas

Dec 30, 2014 2:28pm

New Year celebrations call for hors d’ovevers, treats, sweets and other fingerfoods; local cookbooks are a trove for favorites and it is near certain that each will have at least six ideas for...

Pilgrim Reflections | When the Old Becomes New

Dec 30, 2014 9:12am

“But new wine must be put into new wineskins-and both are preserved.”

Luke 5:38

As one year closes, another dawns

And no one knows what will be;

There may be joy and then,...

All I want for Christmas is …

Dec 23, 2014 1:17pm

Keira Tabor is a first-grade student at Central Elementary School. All Keira wants for Christmas, beside her two front teeth, is for Santa to put a bow and arrow, a target, some duck decoys and a...

MUSIC BEAT | 15 Greatest Christmas Recordings (part 3 of 3)

Dec 23, 2014 1:18pm

I have reached the final installment of my take on the 15 greatest Christmas recordings of all time. These five selections should be very recognizable to all.

5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas...

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas morning brunch. Photo Ed Galucki

Holiday hints and ideas past and present

Dec 23, 2014 1:23pm

Perusing my locally-made cookbooks for holiday specialties brought out a common link - most include recipes for the famous Neiman-Marcus Cookie, the origin of which is an Internet myth. However,...

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