Alabama native and baseball announcer Mel Allen is painstakingly profiled in this latest biography.
By Don Noble
How About That! The Life of Mel Allen
Mel Allen is one of those public individuals, one of those celebrities, who has been so much a part of American everyday life we feel we know him well. Of course, we don?t, but readers will know a lot more after reading Stephen Borelli?s biography of Allen, who died at age 83, in 1996.
Gadsden, AL – The marble finger on Gadsden's Emma Sansom statue is missing...again. Officials say they believe the new finger was removed sometime in May. The finger was just restored in April after being missing for somewhere between four and 50 years. The monument honors 15-year-old Emma Sansom, who in 1863 led Confederate troops across Black Creek. The finger of the statue points across Black Creek. The statue was dedicated in 1907.