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Football season is here, and I couldn't be any more excited. Last week I experienced my first "Football Friday" with the Times-Journal.

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Throughout the week, I listen to a variety of podcasts.

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If you've ever considered stepping out of your ordinary go-to weekend activities, you may find my recent experience enjoyable.

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This month has proven to be a milestone achieving month for me. A few weekends ago I ran my first 5K at Collinsville's "Hallin Up the Gap 5k Run.”

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My earliest memories center around one man who has been a permanent presence in my life. I remember looking forward to his calls, to his visits and our small adventures.

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To all my struggling English majors who thought they had it all figured out, I too was there. I was there for those late nights of reading Hamlet, Poe, Servantes, and Coleridge. I was there through all the all-nighters writing essays and papers. I was there for multiple trips to the coffee s…

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The month of April has flown by and before you know it May will be here. With May comes graduations and summer vacations. Mothers and fathers around the state are mentally preparing themselves to see their babies walk across that stage and graduate.

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It’s the end of March, summer is just around the corner, and people all around me are gearing up. From dieting to look their best in swimsuits to planning their summer vacations.

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The love for a pet comes in an array of emotions from happiness to anxiety and some days aggravation.

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My love for coffee began at an early age. My grandparents love to drink Nescafe coffee. Every morning, my grandfather would have a cup of coffee with his breakfast, and my grandmother would offer me my very own cup of “coffee,” that consisted of 90 percent milk and 10 percent coffee. Never t…

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Working with the public for ten years sheds light on a topic not discussed regularly, the under-appreciation of blue-collar workers. These members of the working class fly under the radar the majority of the time. They often work long hours under all types of weather conditions and more ofte…

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I moved to Alabama in the summer of 1996. I can say with regrets that nothing had prepared me for the smothering Alabama June weather. The humidity in our region was unbearable as a newcomer. My father, Meliton Rico and I made our home in the Northeastern part of Alabama. I was raised most o…