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Congratulations to the new seniors at Arab High School, Brindlee Mountain High School, and every other high school, for that matter.

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We don’t have to be young to have fun. In fact, Betty White once said, “Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff.”

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The first people to live on the land that we now call Alabama were the aborigines. While they were on the land some 10,000 years ago, it was not until the 16th century that the Europeans arrived.

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I have seen powdery mildew on crape myrtles as I travel throughout the county.

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In a recent column, I wrote of a young friend – Jeff – who was killed in an automobile accident. His vehicle was struck by a car that ran a red light and broadsided him.

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My heart could just explode when we are all around the table enjoying a meal. The laughs, the food, the stories are all just the best.

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Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, liberal or conservative, you have a right to have your voice heard in the halls of Congress.

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Simply stated, “The main reason we celebrate the Declaration of Independence on the fourth of July is because that was the day it was adopted by the colonies in 1776, and essentially the day that the United States of America was born.

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“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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I took a little hiatus from writing my opinion pieces because I was considering applying for the Arab Public Library director position. But I will write about that another time.

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The vegetable gardener should inspect the garden vegetables to determine if there are pests. The plants should be thoroughly inspected.

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The beginning of the summer months is always a great time for whole family to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether is enjoying a Memorial Day family barbecue, camping or going to the local river, the pool or splash pads, learn to keep everyone safe and healthy while enjoyin…

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Carolyn Tetrault was one of two keynote speakers at Arab’s Memorial Day ceremony last week.

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LTC (ret.) Lloyd Tetrault was one of two keynote speakers at Arab’s Memorial Day ceremony last week.

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Like so many high school seniors who were preparing to graduate, I looked forward to completing that stage of my education, but I didn’t have the slightest idea what I wanted to do next.

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Old timers have an expression, “Thar’s lightning in the air,” that is used to describe a volatile situation with the possibility of imminent danger very real. Kinda like when you come home from the bar a little too late and notice the living room lights are on, meaning someone is up and wait…

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Spring cleaning time is here and I have jumped on board with a tenacity like never before. I am at a point that I really need, and want, simplicity and minimal clutter in my life.

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A pest is an organism that causes damage to desirable plants, animals, humans and structures.

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I remember Mama – a precious, beautiful lady who loved me. Mothers are supposed to love their children I know, and my mother loved me like mothers are supposed to love their children –unconditionally.

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A florist arrived at the front desk with two baskets of flowers. He gave them to an attractive lady at the front desk who discovered they were sent to the staff of the city’s library by someone who was well-known to the staff.

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In keeping with 2019, the 200th anniversary of Alabama becoming a state, let’s look at that process.

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This is not a column from Charles Whisenant, the editor of this newspaper. It’s a column from Charles W. Whisenant, the elected member of the Arab Electric Cooperative board of trustees (District 8).

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There was a family of five that lived within the municipal limits of Oak Ridge, a town created in northeastern Tennessee in 1942 as a production site for the Manhattan Project – the American, British and Canadian operation that developed the atomic bomb.