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Chris Johnson

I’m no ‘snowflake,’ but I now have a safe space nonetheless

I just finished building a little 8-by-10 addition to a shed at my home. It sits atop the hill that slopes downward from my house. It’s fairly open with a tin roof and a bar overlooking the woods and creek below. As a huge Parrothead (that’s a Jimmy Buffett fan for you uncultured folks), naturally I refer to this place as Margaritahill.

Tim Chitwood

Columbus was almost Redbox hot

“Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Redbox, America's leading destination for affordable new release movie and video game rentals, has released its annual findings on the most romantic cities in America,” the news release said. “And guess what… Columbus made the hot list!”

Videos

Daughter on finding items missing from her mother's gravesite: "It hurts my heart"

Laken Claridy Holt shares her feelings upon discovering that items the family left on her mother's gravesite at Lakeview Memory Gardens in Phenix City had been removed, taken to rear of the property and placed behind a wooden fence, and apparently been slated to be taken to the landfill. This is video Holt shared over Facebook. It has been edited for content.
Laken Claridy Holt Video courtesy of Laken Claridy Holt
Daughter on finding items missing from her mother's gravesite: 2:33

Daughter on finding items missing from her mother's gravesite: "It hurts my heart"

Would you take this plunge? Really? 0:50

Would you take this plunge? Really?

Do you live in one of America’s unhealthiest states? 1:53

Do you live in one of America’s unhealthiest states?

Attorney: Woman charged in crash that killed 2 children wants to be able to attend funeral 2:17

Attorney: Woman charged in crash that killed 2 children wants to be able to attend funeral