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Sports Desk: Whoa, Nellie!

Sports Desk: Whoa, Nellie!

Roopville’s Keith Jackson traveled the world as a sportscaster and is a gentleman and friend to all those he meets.

Published: November 2016
Sports Desk: An Unforgettable Legend

Sports Desk: An Unforgettable Legend

As the first African-America pitcher in MLB’s American League, the legendary Leroy “Satchel” Paige attracted record crowds wherever he went.

Published: August 2016
Sports Desk: A Sportswriter In Earnest

Sports Desk: A Sportswriter In Earnest

Retired journalist Jim Minter was tough when necessary, but he preferred stories about bird dogs, cane pole fishermen and those who lived off their acreage and made do.

Published: November 2015
Sports Desk: Georgia's Bobby Jones

Sports Desk: Georgia's Bobby Jones

This month’s Open championship brings thoughts of the gentlemanly golfing legend and Grand Slam winner.

Published: July 2015
Sports Desk: Masters Memories

Sports Desk: Masters Memories

The heart-thumping birdies and the costly bogies, the come-from-behind finishes, the history and the traditions bring us back to the Masters year after year with the keenest anticipation.

Published: April 2015