Take the Bull by the Horns

  A few years ago someone gave me a set of bull horns for my birthday. It was a complete surprise. I thought about putting them on my truck to be funny, but never did. I don’t think they were made for that. Recently, at a function, I had another person tell me that they […]

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State of the Region

I’d like to call this address a state of northeast Alabama: “The Little Smokies” Dekalb Tourism could do a lot more. And instead of only focusing on Fort Payne’s multi-year, completely dis-functional efforts of a nightlife scene riddled with self interest, ignorance, close-mindedness, and greed, we could stop doing the same old things that have […]

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Cherokee History: We’re Still Here

Have you seen my Cherokee version of the Gadsden Flag? GADSDEN FLAG HISTORY Gadsden began his rise to prominence as a merchant and patriot in Charleston. He prospered as a merchant, and built the wharf in Charleston that still bears his name. He was captain of a militia company during a 1759 expedition against the Cherokee. […]

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The Legend of Granny Dollar

Have you heard of Granny Dollar? I had heard of her many times, but never knew the whole story; until today. A nice man named Don Hall from Geraldine, AL shared a Landmarks of DeKalb county booklet with me all about Granny Dollar. She was a fascinating Cherokee woman born in Buck’s Pocket as Nancy […]

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Leadership

    Last Wednesday, March 16th, I held a press conference at my Grove Oak Store for former Buck’s Pocket Park Manager to express his concern over the state of Alabama’s park system, and management. I’ve been following this particular issue since April of 2015 when I spoke to the Governor at a town hall […]

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The Story of The Grove Oak Store

I had the opportunity to bring a little life back to my hometown of Grove Oak, AL after the town had seemingly dried up when the school, service station, restaurant, store, and even the post office had been closed for approximately ten years. The only remaining part of Grove Oak left opened to the public was […]

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I Went To The Woods

This past week has been amazing. We have made some progress on my little house. The wiring is almost completed and the electricity will be turned on Monday. Guess who crawled around on her back for a couple hours under the tiny house this week helping wire the house up. Me. Yep. I was sore […]

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The Governor’s Audience

The day after my birthday, I became aware of an announcement made the previous day, April 15th. This was an announcement from the Governor of Alabama stating that 15 of the state’s beloved parks would be closed due to budget shortfalls. Buck’s Pocket State Park and Lake Guntersville State Park were among those listed for […]

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