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Southern Style:The mirror reflects only what it sees

Southern Style:The mirror reflects only what it sees

Southern Style January 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Many of us find ourselves each morning at least for a few minutes peering into a silver backed piece of glass which reflects back towards us the mirror image of ourselves. We see the teeth as we brush, the pores of our skin as we wash ourRead More

Southern Style:Darkness is overcome by the Light

Southern Style:Darkness is overcome by the Light

Southern Style January 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Inside the depths sometimes there emerges evil from the darkness. This is often the image seen as we sit watching a film or TV show as we sit on the edge of our seats, sometimes even screaming at the character – don’t go in there! But inevitably,Read More

Southern Style: Brighter days are just ahead

Southern Style: Brighter days are just ahead

Southern Style December 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks A new year brings the promise of starting over. Many folks see it as a point to make a resolution to complete or change things in their life. Perhaps coming out of the Christmas season gives them hope to make their lives better. In reality, each newRead More

Southern Style: The new stove

Southern Style: The new stove

Southern Style December 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The family had already gathered in the valley below the Gravelly Spur for an unbelievable feast of ham garnished with pineapple, green beans in a dish surrounded by little pearl onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, and dandelion greens seasoned with just the right amount of pepper andRead More

Southern Style:Political service, not for the faint of heart

Southern Style:Political service, not for the faint of heart

Southern Style December 19, 2015 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks I like so many others have wondered why are there not more good people serving politically. I come from a family that has always been politically active. As a child, I helped to go door to door as my mother encouraged people to vote for a particularRead More

Southern Style: A leaf of strength

Southern Style: A leaf of strength

Southern Style December 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The leaf swayed hanging on to the lonely limb tightly.  As if, to say to the world “I am not done and you are not going to make me fall down no matter what you throw at me.” All of its fellow leaves had given up theRead More

Southern style: T.G. Sheppard brings together some duets with friends

Southern style: T.G. Sheppard brings together some duets with friends

Entertainment, Southern Style November 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks It’s been nearly 13 years since country legend T.G. Sheppard released his last commercial album, and now he is back and better than ever with Legendary Friends & Country Duets. The star-studded project features collaborations with icons like George Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, JerryRead More

Southern style: Karen Peck wins Dove Award, Oaks launch Christmas show

Southern style: Karen Peck wins Dove Award, Oaks launch Christmas show

Entertainment, Southern Style October 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Karen Peck and New River won the Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their newest CD titled Pray Now. The Award was presented at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on October 13th. Wayne Haun produced the project. “We are deeply honoredRead More

Southern style: Pat Boone and Ray Stevens have a brand some brand new adventures ahead

Southern style: Pat Boone and Ray Stevens have a brand some brand new adventures ahead

Entertainment, Southern Style October 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Pat Boone is expanding his horizons by recording his first ever R&B album. And not one to do things in a small way, he was thrilled to work with some of the genre’s biggest superstars of all time! He has powerful duets with James Brown, Smokey Robinson,Read More

Southern style: Steve Martin, the Earls, Vincent and Larry’s Diner

Southern style: Steve Martin, the Earls, Vincent and Larry’s Diner

Entertainment, News, Southern Style October 15, 2015 at 2:51 am 0 comments

By Randall Franks I was honored to stand just off stage a few feet to the right of American icon Steve Martin Oct. 1 as he accepted his IBMA DIstinguished Achievement Award. Directing such a moment will be one of my greatest memories. He described his career of playing banjoRead More