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Remember those SEC football radio men?

The Southeastern Conference is not progressing exactly as preseason pundits predicted. Perhaps the season is still too young to get a tight feel on some ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

Hurricane Irma brought back memories

Hurricane Irma has now come and gone, but it reminds me of another hurricane I worked in 1992. That was hurricane Andrew. Standing out in ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

We are in the heart of hurricane season

Why is there such a declining trend in church attendance across the land? Well, the answer could be an absence of “grey-haired” members. And, that ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

Well-known wrestler grew up in Atmore

When Arthur Pershing (Tarzan) White was growing up here in Atmore in the mid 1930s, few realized that he was generating folklore and athletic accomplishments ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

Get your solar eclipse play by play here

Editor’s note: Lowell’s column this week is an accounting of Monday’s total solar eclipse from Atmore. Well, here it is Monday the day I always ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

The smells of yester year hang in the air

That total solar eclipse destined to creep into the skies near us on Aug. 21 maybe somewhat astounding, even frightening. And it could cause some ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

The Strand is a historical gem for city

It seems there is a lot of conversation and activities about the Strand Theatre here lately. And much credit is due to all those reviving ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

A dynamic preacher and Bourbon St.

Some of you may remember watching Bob Harrington, an evangelist minster, delivering sermons on WALA-TV back in the 1960s. At that time, this popular preacher ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

The Grand Ole Opry is different today

The Grand Ole Opry today is nothing like it was in the 1940s and the 1950s. Today’s music, style of dress and culture has no ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

In 1962, Southland changed phones

In 2008, I wrote about some people and events from 1961 and 1962. In 1961, Southland Telephone Company changed over to the dial system. For ... Read more

3 years ago by Lowell McGill.

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