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Auburn loses heartbreaker in final minutes of BCS National Championship

Florida State’s Heisman Trophy quarterback didn’t really look the part Monday night until it counted. Just after Auburn’s Tre Mason broke free and sprinted toward the ... Read more

6 years ago by Staff Reports.

J.R.’s Editorial Corner

I started down what would become my professional career path in a small classroom at Curry High school in 2006. My 11th grade English teacher, a ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

J.R.’s Editorial Corner

Football. My favorite sport. It’s getting closer. But it’s not here yet. How much longer do I have to wait? About one month from now I’ll ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

J.R.’s Editorial Corner

For all of you perusing my column right now, if you don’t want to hear about soccer, feel free to stop right here. It has been ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

J.R.’s Editorial Corner

Whenever I was a young kid watching college football, Joe Paterno was a living legend that was both revered and respected. Fast forward to 2012 and ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

J.R.’s Editorial Corner

Sometimes Mother Nature just doesn’t want to cooperate. Sometimes a few young people just want to play a tournament championship baseball game, but Mother Nature ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

J.R.’s Editorial Corner

I have watched a number of sports over the years. There always seems to be one uniting factor among parents; a seemingly universal dislike/distrust of ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

My profession has its perks, that’s for sure

One of the things that makes me like my job so much is the interesting and unusual things I get to do on occasion in ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

Watching Dixie Youth takes me back

It’s hard to believe that this summer marks 10 years since I have played organized baseball. My last year was on a 12-13 little league baseball ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

It’s good to see players giving back

This past Friday I saw 10 people selflessly giving their time to not only give instruction to the next generation of baseball players, but to ... Read more

7 years ago by J.R. Tidwell.

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