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Times That the Sword of General Gainsborough has Gone Missing

Times That the Sword of General Gainsborough has Gone Missing

Though the famous statue of General Archibald Gainsborough in Ataraxia Park is made of bronze, sculptor Jeffery Couveign chose to create the general’s sword as a separate piece, made of stainless steel, hoping the weapon would “shine in the sun, as a symbol of the illuminating potential of violence.” Here is a listing- in chronological…

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Snapshots: Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

Snapshots: Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

July 1941. Local Boy Scout Anderson Grimes in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., holding a copy of a WPA poster designed for the city’s landmark water conservation program. Shortly after this photo was taken, he was to present the poster to local congressman Harford Collins in a brief ceremony. Tragically, Grimes,…

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Friday Facts: Apparently Babies Need Keys and Ham

Friday Facts: Apparently Babies Need Keys and Ham

:: Number of fire department/EMT calls due to fireworks ‘incidents’ on New Year’s Eve: 211 :: Number of fire department/EMT calls due to fireworks ‘incidents’ last July 4th: 213 :: The first baby of 2008 was born in Nilsson-Presbyterian South Hospital at 12:49am on Jan. 1. He’s Jeffrey Louis Hippert, 9 lbs., 4 oz., born…

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Friday Facts: Graffiti, Flying Ravioli, Native Alabamans

Friday Facts: Graffiti, Flying Ravioli, Native Alabamans

:: Adelmorst is the longest city street name with all the letters in alphabetical order. :: Authorities still do not know who has been heavily tagging numerous Downtown, Central Corridor and Northside buildings with the phrase “Rock-n-Roll” over the last two months. :: Number of barriers erected in the West Sugar neighborhood to prevent speedy…

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