Harold McGee had a vision for JSU The 10th president of Jacksonville State University (1986-99) died Saturday at age 74. He'll be remembered for ushering an age of technology into the halls of academia, despite punishing budget cutbacks from the state.
Retired Judge Robert Parker dies at age 82 “He had a unique style about him,” said Tom Coleman, referring to Parker’s laid-back manner that could deceive the unwary, including lawyers during his days on the bench.
Many decades ago, local chamber of commerce types fretted when Annistonians hopped on the train to go do their shopping in Birmingham. But Sheridan Helms and Al Squitieri are putting an Internet twist on the idea of keeping folks at home, in homemade businesses.
If Wilburn "Wild Bill" Sparks could have put up a fight, history suggests he surely would have: He had earned his nickname in Navy training days in the 1940s, through his willingness to spar against enlistees clearly bigger than he was.
On a practical level, Barrett’s responsibilities mean he’s never far from his tool belt. But it’s a comfortable fit, because back in his native Canada his palette of skills included those required for industrial electrical work, home renovation and home energy systems.