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Some of my best or favorite pieces:

Legal battle rages over Golden Flake queen’s competency, ability to make decisions on fortune

“In her beautiful antique Mountain Brook home, Joann Bashinsky’s most prized possession is a quilt. The multi-colored quilt hangs on her office wall and is made of more than a dozen squares of fabric signed by children thanking their ‘Mama B’ and expressing their love. Their love is one of the things keeping the 88-year-old queen of Birmingham’s potato chip empire going right now as she faces the fight of her life for control of her wealth.”

Free at last: Geneva Cooley eyes her first Thanksgiving free in 17 years

“Geneva Cooley has to sleep with one light on. Over the past 17 years, the 72-year-old New York woman has become accustomed to sleeping in cold and crowded Alabama lockups. There was always a light in the Julia Tutwiler Prison dorm where she slept for the past 13 years; and before that, for four years in the Jefferson County Jail. Now, Cooley is waking up a free woman, released after 17 years locked up for carrying drugs while she was a drug addict working for some extra cash.”

Nathaniel Woods executed for 2004 slayings of 3 Birmingham police officers

“Nearly 16 years after Birmingham police officers Carlos Owen, Harley A. Chisholm III, and Charles R. Bennett were slain on what is known as the “Deadliest Day” in the history of the Birmingham Police Department, one of the convicted killers, Nathaniel Woods, was executed Thursday night despite outcries from groups and celebrities that he was not the one who fired the fatal bullets.”

Jefferson County probate judge Alan King retires, reflects on 19 years of judgeship

“As a child, King said his grandfather always told him about the defendants in his criminal courtroom. They would come in, and King’s grandfather would think: ‘There but for the grace of God go I.’ That saying stuck with King, who calls himself a ‘man of faith,’ and guided him throughout his tenure.”

Frank Fleming, the artist behind the Five Points fountain, finds his inspiration again

“Frank Fleming’s 1970s-era Birmingham house is decorated simply with the exception of one room. Lining the shelves on a wall, 15 or so sculptures stand out. There is a penguin the artist calls the “pissed off penguin” because of his angry expression. There are calla lilies, both cast in bronze and sitting in clay, waiting to be sent to the foundry. There are rabbits, turtles and monkeys.”

AWARDS

Alabama Press Association | 2020 Best Use of Social Media

1st place in Division A for “Ivana’s Lunch Break Live”

Alabama Press Association | 2020 Best Community Event

1st place in Division A for “Reopening Alabama: A Mayoral Town Hall Series”

Alabama Press Association | 2016 Better Newspaper Contest

Best Use of Social Media, 3rd Place: “Perfect day in Birmingham”