Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ghosts Tonight, Zombies Tomorrow

Ghosts in April? Well, you didn't think they just made appearances in October, did you?

Debra Glass, a UNA alumna and author, will conduct a campus ghost tour and discussion April 12 at 7 p.m. beginning at the Memorial Amphitheater. Glass is the author of more than 15 books and the 1992 recipient of the National Society of Arts and Letters Alabama Screenwriter Award. Glass, a local ghost historian, will lead the free tour for UNA students, employees and members of the community.

Thanks, Debra, for giving back to your alma mater and your community!


Did someone say zombies? We've heard that ChargerCon will have more than zombies. It's a gaming convention and much more. Our own Belgreen cop Daniel Horton is the driving force behind this event. What better way to spend Friday the 13th?


A reader pointed out that we owed our friend Larry Fisher an apology since we didn't include him in the category of little men who aren't here. Yes, we had temporarily forgotten that Larry was once stated to be a woman from Tuscumbia...  



  1. Shoalanda, thanks so much for the shout out!

  2. I realize the crazy people that run Sweetwater give you guys a lot of funny jokes to write, but why can't somebody do something? Seriously? Why doesn't someone tell the owner, Ms. Smithson, what's going on? Surely she doesn't want the home in the hands of these people. Can you print Smithson's contact information?

    1. Susan Smithson's contact info has been published in several places on the Internet. One site that did so was accused of "stalking"--seems to be a catch-all phrase in some circles. I'm sure you can find it. I'm just not sure that it would do any good.

      I know that at least one person on the Florence Historical Preservation Board has contacted Smithson about those who now control the house and what goes on there. Our personal opinion is since the "Director" hasn't brought in the money she said she could, Smithson will sell when she gets (or if she gets) the right price. That's really the only hope for the old home now.

      Charlotte Dean has said the land could be sold separately and the money used to restore the home. We feel if Smithson really wanted to restore the home she would have taken this option long ago.