Braves team reminds of days gone by

When you’re a kid in Alabama, playing Little League baseball at dusty fields, you pray that the team that selects you for the spring season will be the Braves. You want that navy blue hat with the script A. You want Braves emblazoned across your chest in cursive. You want to pull your gray pants … Continue reading Braves team reminds of days gone by

Two positive stories from Birmingham

By Gary Lloyd There are positive stories happening in Birmingham. Two recently stand out. A Tarrant High School graduate, Corey Patrick, had been taking a transit bus to school all year, getting up as early as 4:30 a.m. to make the 5:41 a.m. bus. He took the bus to his graduation this month, wearing his … Continue reading Two positive stories from Birmingham

Community Heroes Week returns to Atlanta Braves in August

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves Foundation and FOX Sports South have announced the return of Community Heroes Week, the inspiring, weeklong community recognition initiative. The third annual Community Heroes Week will take place Aug. 13-17, when the Braves host the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies. Nominations are now being accepted and can be submitted on … Continue reading Community Heroes Week returns to Atlanta Braves in August

Some positive news from Atlanta

I went to Atlanta this weekend, and if you perused the Georgia headlines, you would have seen this:A Gainesville, Ga., man was charged with molesting an eleven-year-old girl. A man was shot outside of a Krispy Kreme.A middle school student brought a gun to school and showed it to classmates. A man fired a shot into the … Continue reading Some positive news from Atlanta


Have you ever been teased with something to the point you could cry? The perfect house is fifty thousand dollars over your budget. Your favorite college football team loses the national championship game on the final play. The McRib makes its comeback the week after you started a fierce diet.We’ve all been there. My biggest … Continue reading Augusta

A peaceful getaway

It is easy to navigate your way to the height of the Smoky Mountains, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.But the foothills, maybe the best place for a getaway, lie in Ellijay, Georgia. Ellijay is an hour and a half north of Atlanta, about the same distance to the south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. If you blink, you could … Continue reading A peaceful getaway

Typical disturbances not in store

I wrote about this shopping center quite a few times. It was never about a new store opening, or a door-buster sale.It was always about crimes and disturbances. There was the possible flash mob in the summer of 2011. There was the alleged shoplifter in 2013 who fled from loss prevention authorities and struck an elderly … Continue reading Typical disturbances not in store