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February 1, 2019 by David McLellan (Register to contact)

Checking in to let y'all know after retiring from THE United States Air Force in 2005, I am doing great! I'm a "working retiree", because I can't sit still. I drive a Freightliner M2 "Bidness Class", 20 foot, six wheel flatbed truck through out north Georgia AND around the ATL, for a small stainless steel bidness in Gainesville, GA. I finally found my "soul mate", after divorcing my first wife ("Satans Sister"). Married my soul mate in 2005...adopted her daughter from her first marriage...we begat a daughter in late 2005....life's great! I have three sons (David, Jr, Nathan Charles, and Brandon Scott) from my first marriage. I still enjoy building models, playing drums and reading non-fiction and history books.

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Waggoner 'Totally Surprised' with Distinguished Sportsman Honor  Over the Mountain Journal

James Thomas “Jabo” Waggoner has a lengthy association with the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, but he never imagined a day when he would be recognized ...



Former DJ turned Methodist pastor 'Buzz' Barrett dies  AL.com

The Rev. T.H. "Buzz" Barrett prays during the last *service* at Tarrant First United Methodist Church in 2001. (AL.com/File). 0. By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.



Eulogy for Ensley High School  AL.com

Gerald Stephens Jr., a 1972 graduate of Ensley High School, teaches English at Bumpus Middle School and blogs at www.chiggerticky.com. Last Tuesday ...



Fire destroys old Ensley High School  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Firefighters are battling a fire at the former Ensley High School.



Fire at old Ensley High School under control  Alabama's News Leader

Birmingham Fire crews have an overnight fire at the old Ensley High School under control.Crews responded to the large fire around 2:30 a.m.The school has ...



Former students gather to honor old Ensley High School building  WVTM13

Folks got together at the site of the building, located in the 2400 block of Avenue J, to show their support for a place that brings back fond memories.



Alumni remember old Ensley magnet high school that caught fire  CBS42.com

ENSLEY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Fire and Rescue are working to determine what caused the old Ensley Magnet High School on Avenue J to catch fire early ...



Memory of Ensley High School's first black graduate in 1965 celebrated  AL.com

In 1965, Carolyn Houston was the first black student to graduate from Ensley High School. Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who died of ovarian cancer at age ...



Dry chemicals found in old Ensley High School  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Potentially dangerous dry chemicals found in the old Ensley High School. We received pictures from a man who takes photos of ...



Birmingham native to lead CFL's Toronto Argonauts  AL.com

Former Ensley High School standout Corey Chamblin is the new coach of the Toronto Argonauts, the Canadian Football League team announced on Monday.



No charges will be filed in shooting death of Birmingham wife, mother  AL.com

Birmingham police initially said Mia Heard died in August in a domestic homicide, but said Friday there was not sufficient evidence to pursue a murder charge in ...



Suspicious Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic AL High School  Firehouse.com

More than 50 Birmingham firefighters battled a massive blaze at the historic Ensley High School. Birmingham Fire and Rescue *Service* responded at about 2:30 ...



Powell School, Birmingham's first school building, may get new life  Bham Now

The Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation is working with a developer to explore restoring Powell School, Birmingham's first school.



Ensley High School grad an accomplished Hollywood actor  Birmingham Times

By Chanda Temple. Birmingham City Schools. yohancepix Yohance Myles. Ensley High School graduate Yohance Myles is an accomplished Hollywood actor ...



Birmingham wife, mother shot to death in domestic homicide, police say  AL.com

Mia Heard, a 49-year-old mother of three adult children, died about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a north Birmingham home. North Precinct officers responded to the ...



Fire destroys unfinished apartment complex in downtown Birmingham, 1 firefighter injured  Alabama's News Leader

Birmingham firefighters are on the scene of large fire in downtown on 30th Street at 7th Avenue South in the Lakeview District. Birmingham Fire and Rescue ...



What should be done about abandoned schools in Birmingham?  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Abandoned school properties continue to be a problem in some Birmingham communities.



Kristin Farmer: Expanding business to become one-stop gift shop for women  Birmingham Times

It's amazing to see how much things can change in a year. Kristin Farmer would know. Only a year ago, Farmer launched her business, Curly Contessa, ...



Meet Magnolia Cook: co-founder of one of city's top attractions  Birmingham Times

Welcome to Third Thursdays! This new series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who ...



Jefferson County's first black sheriff vows to be Nick Saban of law enforcement  AL.com

Jefferson County Sheriff-elect Mark Pettway defeated five-time incumbent Sheriff Mike Hale with 51.4 percent to Hale's 48.54 percent.



Surplus sale at abandoned Ensley High School brings back memories for graduates  al.com

They held a sale at the closed-down Ensley High School and an impromptu reunion happened. A sale of surplus items at old Ensley High began this morning at ...



Newlin Borland, Frances Gayle  Dothan Eagle

Frances Gayle Newlin Borland went home to be with the Lord February 12, 2019, surrounded by her family at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, Florida. She is a ...



'This is it': Mark Pettway sworn in as Jefferson County's first black sheriff  AL.com

More than 1,000 people gathered at a southwest Birmingham church Friday to witness history. Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway was sworn in as the first ...



The Color Project sheds vivid light on Ensley man's hopes for his neighborhood  Alabama NewsCenter

An idea that Brian Voice Porter Hawkins conceived more than a decade ago as a way to bring color and vibrancy to the neighborhood where he grew up stands ...



Antonio Langham, Bud Moore among ASHOF Class of 2019 inductees  TideSports.com

Antonio Langham, whose game-winning interception return for the University of Alabama sealed the inaugural SEC Championship Game in 1992 and became ...



He saw Ensley as a 'food desert' then decided to do something about it  Birmingham Times

By Je'Don Holloway Talley. For The Birmingham Times. Hank Layman started Oasis Gardens Ensley in November, 2015 as a way to make *fresh* vegetables ...



Cornelius Bennett remembers what Ray Perkins, others did for him  AL.com

College Football Hall of Famer Cornelius Bennett was the guest speaker at the Palmer-Williams Group's annual fundraiser in Mobile on Friday night.



Vintage Alabama Thanksgiving photos, from turkey pardons to football games  AL.com

As these photos show, Alabamians have attended various Thanksgiving events through the years.



'I never, ever wanted to bury one of my children' : 2 Birmingham moms seek answers in unsolved murders  AL.com

Family members of 18-year-old Tavaneka Sellers, killed in 1998, and of Dexter Roland, killed in 2010, say the pain of their children's deaths continues. "My dad ...



Nikkie Pittman: Mentor helps others beat the odds the way she did  Birmingham Times

Nikkie Pittman was not supposed to make it. She was supposed to stay a statistic, but she believes God had other plans. The 38-year-old recently launched ...



Every NFL team's all-time best Alabama player  AL.com

The Alabama alumni who have had the best careers for each of the NFL's 32 franchises.



Mayor Woodfin and Dr. Herring: A Working Relationship Like No Other  Birmingham Times

As expected, Birmingham City Schools (BCS) Superintendent Lisa Herring is busy this time of year. School opens in less than a month—the first day of classes is ...



NFL players holding free football camps for Alabama youngsters  AL.com

Across Alabama this summer, free football camps hosted by current and former NFL players aim to provide fun and instruction to state youngsters. The 2018 ...



Year in Review: Sheriff-elect Mark Pettway makes history, now difference  Birmingham Times

Mark Pettway never thought about making history. He wanted to make a difference. In 2018, the sheriff-elect was able to do both. Last month, Pettway, 54, was ...



UAB to spotlight ties with Parker High School in ongoing series with city schools  Birmingham Times

By Shannon Thomason. UAB News. A panel of Parker High School graduates will honor the school's legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a discussion at UAB's Hill ...



Cornelius Bennett staying patient on Pro Football Hall of Fame  AL.com

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee chose Robert Brazile as a member of the Class of 2018 on Feb. 3, Cornelius Bennett felt good, too.



Ensley's Tyesha Brown left Magic City for LA, but remembers her roots  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy. The Birmingham Times. Playwright Tyesha Brown graduated from Ensley High School and loves her hometown, but she is not one to remain in ...



Issis & Sons: A Family Business Where the Customer Is King  StyleBlueprint

Since 1983, Issis & Sons has been providing top-notch *service* to the Birmingham area when it comes to flooring and furniture.



New housing designed to breathe life into Birmingham's Ensley neighborhood  al.com

Related: Birmingham considers revitalization for old Ensley Works. Ensley life.jpg Maxine Beverly, 76, moved into her Avenue J home in 1971. She once grew ...



Evangelist Scott Dawson runs for governor on character, leadership  AL.com

Evangelist Scott Dawson has been leading religious crusades for three decades. Now he's on a political crusade, running for governor.



Function in the Junction jazz festival brings spotlight to Ensley  al.com

"Tuxedo Junction" was a No. 1 hit in the Big Band era.



Attorney Eric Guster: The Business of Building a Brand  Birmingham Times

Eric Guster is ready to go home. It's been a long day of driving from one place to the other, and the fundraiser he is scheduled to attend is making him feel a bit ...



When Led Zeppelin rocked Alabama: '70s concerts revisited  AL.com

Hard-rock legends performed arena shows in Tuscaloosa, Mobile and Birmingham.



Ex-Title IX plaintiff Roderick Jackson claims he's  al.com

Jackson files third complaint to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010 and threatens to sue. His Title IX lawsuit reached the U.S. Supreme ...



'Arrest bad guys, serve good guys' judge tells 24 new Birmingham police officers  AL.com

"It's great that we have a group of young men and women who have raised their right hand and said they want to make a different in the community,'' said Chief ...



Frederick Brown Jr., age 96  The Citizen.com

Frederick Brown Jr. passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 at Southwest Christian Care Hospice. He was 96 years old. He was a man of great stature ...



Who's the best all-time football player from Birmingham? Cast your vote in our poll  al.com

Who do you think rates as the top all-time football player to ever come out of the Birmingham metro area? (AL.com file photos). By Jeff Sentell | jsentell@al.com



Basketball coach files suit and scores  CNN

An Alabama high school coach who won a case before the Supreme Court after he was fired from his job has reached a settlement with his local school board.



Senior Unity Fest kicks off Birmingham spring break Friday at Boutwell Auditorium  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Few people know as well as Shunda Milhouse the kind of pain the family of Jarmaine Walton is feeling. Like Jarmaine, Milhouse's ...



Amid protests, riots, 5 black students changed Birmingham schools forever 50 years ago this week  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- By the time 11-year-old Dwight Armstrong joined four other black students in integrating Birmingham schools in 1963, he was already ...



Rick and Bubba regular, Evangelist Scott Dawson, announces run for governor  AL.com

When Evangelist Scott Dawson, a frequent radio guest of Rick and Bubba, decided to run for governor, he gave his friends a call.



Greystone resident has served six presidents in U.S. Secret Service  Hoover Sun

Michael Williams, the U.S. Secret *Service* special agent in charge for Alabama and Mississippi, talks to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, ...



Today's Birmingham elections – Here are the candidates for mayor, city council and school board  Birmingham Times

Mayoral Candidates. Patricia Bell. Patricia Bell worked with Dr. Richard Arrington on his historic 1979 mayoral campaign, as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson's ...



Carver High School teacher dies following Interstate accident  al.com

Jocelyn Jones Stewart previously taught at Hayes High School.



Here are candidates for mayor, city council and board of education on Tuesday's ballot  Birmingham Times

Mayoral Candidates. Patricia Bell. Patricia Bell worked with Dr. Richard Arrington on his historic 1979 mayoral campaign, as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson's ...



Midfield High School Boys Basketball Hosts First Ever “Coaches Got Game Too” All-Star Game  Birmingham Times

By: Brittany Young. Z. Midfield High School's boys basketball program is hosting the first ever “Coaches Got Game Too” All-Star basketball game October 3.



Hundreds of murders remain unsolved across Jefferson County  AL.com

Unsolved Murders of Jefferson County. Hundreds of murders remain unsolved in Jefferson County. The victims are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and ...



Tamara Harris Johnson: 'Daughter of the Segregated South' and Advocate for the Voiceless  Birmingham Times

By Ebone' Parks. The Birmingham Times. Tamara Harris Johnson (Ebone' Parks, The Birmingham Times). Tamara Harris Johnson considers herself a 'daughter ...



Son of Fairfield steelworker returns to Alabama as Unitarian minister  AL.com

After 16 years on the west coast, the Rev. Ed Brock returns to Alabama as a minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham.



Birmingham City Schools: Divided by Design  Weld for Birmingham

“In a real sense all life is interrelated. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, ...



Get to know: Scott Dawson, Republican candidate for Governor  Alabama Today

Evangelist Scott Dawson is one of the four main Republican candidates vying for their Party's nomination for governor this year.



Old Ensley Highlands Presbyterian organ reclaimed from empty church  The Birmingham News - al.com

The only sound echoing inside the sanctuary of the long dormant Ensley Highlands Presbyterian Church the past decade has been the sound of pieces of ...



Auburn graduate, airplane pilot lived her dream before fatal crash in Alaska  AL.com

Fariah Peterson got to live her dream, but it ended tragically on July 17 when the Wings of Alaska plane she was piloting crash-landed. She was killed. The four ...



Sheriff: Man whose body was found in west Jefferson County identified; victim was stabbed  Alabama's News Leader

The man whose body was found off a road near Mulga on Wednesday has been identified as a west Birmingham native, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office ...



Evangelist, Hoover resident Scott Dawson enters race for Alabama governor  Hoover Sun

Dawson and his wife, Tarra, have lived in Hoover for 20 years.



World War II ended in 'wild reign of joy' at Birmingham V-J Day street party  AL.com

A lot of Americans went a little wild, in a good way, when World War II - perhaps the bloodiest, most terrifying conflict in human history - finally came to an end on ...



Hoover man charged with fatally shooting pregnant wife in head captured in Bessemer  The Birmingham News - al.com

BESSEMER, Alabama – A Hoover man sought since Saturday when his pregnant wife was found fatally shot in the head was captured tonight in Bessemer.



Birmingham banker Jimmy Taylor Sr. bankrupt, lists $18 million in liabilities, $15500 in assets  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Jimmy Taylor Sr., the Birmingham banker who founded Banc Corp. in 1998 and was behind the redevelopment of the historic John ...



Oscar Adams III: When dad became 1st black Alabama Supreme Court justice, son handled bills  al.com

Oscar Adams Jr. followed in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but stepped out of civil rights cases.



Ranking the top 11 Bills in franchise history: No. 10 - LB Cornelius Bennett  Bills Wire

Here at Bills Wire, we put our collective minds together to come up with a ranking of the top 11 Buffalo Bills in franchise history. Linebacker Darryl Talley earned ...



Birmingham's Kristin Farmer creates holiday wrapping paper starring girls with curls  Alabama NewsCenter

Birmingham graphic designer and watercolor artist Kristin Farmer has launched a holiday wrapping paper line that embraces girls with curls. Known as Curly ...



Keep Smilin – Bill Hand  The Lafayette Sun

By Charlotte Blasingame. This week I am profiling a well-known face around town that you would might like to know more about. Born in Birmingham, Alabama ...



Birmingham's Kristin Farmer Has Holiday Wrapping Paper That Embraces Girls With Curls  Birmingham Times

By Chanda Temple. For The Birmingham Times. Birmingham graphic designer and watercolor artist Kristin Farmer has launched a holiday wrapping paper line ...



'Wonderful, Godly' parents gunned down while asleep; son charged with capital murder  AL.com

Bennie Moore, 78, and Fay Moore, 74, were shot to death in their Blountsville home. Their son, Heath Benson Moore, is charged with capital murder.



40 years later, Three on a String still going strong (with photos, video)  The Birmingham News - al.com

Bluegrass trio celebrates with two concerts this weekend.



Rev. Ervin A. Brown, Episcopal priest, dies  Baltimore Sun

Rev Ervin Adams Brown III, 79, Episcopal priest and former rector of several churches, died of kidney failure Dec. 12 at Augsburg Village in Lochearn.



Artist Chris Clark remembered as 'gospel singer of the visual arts'  The Birmingham News - al.com

Chris Clark, an Ensley folk artist whose quilts, chairs and other work earned him national acclaim, died Tuesday after a long battle with diabetes. He was 52.



Services set for Saturday for Birmingham attorney Charles 'Butch' Powell III - Birmingham  Bizjournals.com

Memorial services for longtime Birmingham lawyer Charles "Butch" Powell III will be 10 a.m. Saturday at South Highland Presbyterian Church on Highland ...



Hoover leaders honor Helena, Fultondale teens for heroic efforts to save woman whose car plunged into Star Lake  al.com

Tristan Jernigan, 16, of Fultondale, left, and Tyler Harris, 17, of Helena were honored by Hoover leaders on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, for their efforts to save a ...



Randy Christian named Jefferson County Sheriff's Department chief deputy  al.com

Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale today announced the retirement of Chief Deputy Jim Atkinson, and the appointment of Lt. Randy Christian to fill the sheriff's ...



The pros and cons of concerts vs. festivals  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times. Ken Ford performs at the Steel City Music Festival in downtown Birmingham's Linn Park in June, 2017. (Stephonia ...



Eltoro Freeman's return to football ends in disappointment after 3 years of working, waiting  AL.com

Former Auburn linebacker Eltoro Freeman waited almost three years for another contract to play professional football. And not just waited -- worked, too, so he'd ...



Ex-Tide star Cornelius Bennett spends his days helping others now  The Huntsville Times - al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The top two appointments on Cornelius Bennett's agenda Monday said everything about the retired football star's life these days. At 1 p.m. ...



Families, police baffled by shooting of 2 friends  al.com

Two Birmingham men, Julian Edward Tarver and Samuel Arthur Shelby, died in a hail of gunfire early Monday, a pre-dawn double slaying that baffled family ...



Humble and driven: Moultry aims to make history at Auburn  247Sports

For 5-star linebacker Tadarian Moultry, signing with Auburn "is bigger than just me."



Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees include 3 from Alabama, 3 from Auburn  The Birmingham News - al.com

Three former Alabama players and three former Auburn players are on the list of modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The list ...



Blake Sims joins Saskatchewan Roughriders, but will he get to play in CFL?  AL.com

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims officially joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on Tuesday. The Roughriders signed ...



Celebrating Black History: Then vs. Now  WVTM13

From the 1960's to 2016, many who lived through Birmingham's most challenging times have a very different outlook on the city today. Eunice Elliott presents ...



Terrell Owens, 3 Alabama players, 2 Auburn players nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame  AL.com

Terrell Owens, three former Alabama players and two ex-Auburn players have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. The list of 108 ...



Entrepreneur: Jane's Runway Boutique owner helps women bounce back with style  The Birmingham News - al.com

RASHUNDA J. LYONS Business: Jayne's Runway Fashion Boutique Founder: RaShunda J. Lyons Address: 3292 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr., Hueytown, ...



Birmingham native, Charles Samuels Jr., holds reins over US prison system  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Charles E. Samuels Jr. says an interest in public *service* is what led him to take his first job as a federal prison corrections officer.



NFL Draft: The All-Time All-SEC First Round  AL.com

How many SEC players have been chosen with the first pick in the NFL Draft? How about the second? What about the 13th? A week from today, NFL teams will ...



Crimson Tide fans with ties to 'Granddaddy' of bowls prep for Pasadena trip  The Birmingham News - al.com

As a freshman tuba player in the Million Dollar Band, John Lewis was there to greet the Alabama football team when the Tide arrived at the train station in ...



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