An Incident in Pottowa County

An Incident in Pottowa County

CHURCH BURNED TO GROUND The burnt ruins of the First Church of God’s Wanderers shocked churchgoers Sunday morning. Eyewitness and burn victim Calvin “Oat” Jenkins said the following: “I was just getting there ahead of time for Sunday School, and the...
The Short Life of Bessie Taylor

The Short Life of Bessie Taylor

“My old man’s a refrigerator repairman. What do you think about that?” I said goodbye to Bessie the summer I turned twelve. It was a slow death made worse by the Alabama heat that lingered even at night, bed sheets semi-damp despite giant fans circling overhead.  I...