Jimmy Wayne Thanks His Hero with a Spot on the Grand Ole Opry

Twenty years ago, Jimmy Wayne was in high school listening to Jody Lee Hager, an inmate from the local prison in Dallas, NC, talk to his class. “The prison would send him around to the schools to tell the children, ‘Think smart. Don’t be like me,’ Jimmy recalls. Hager also had a guitar. He picked [...] Read More

‘Hide and go seek’ ends for convicted murderer in Dallas, Texas

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant said today that following the re-arrest of a convicted murderer mistakenly released from the Moss Justice Center in Dallas, Tex., some changes may be in store for how inmates are released at the Moss Justice Center. 31-year-old Thomas Aaron Whitlock was released at 3 p.m. Monday from the York County [...] Read More

North Carolina couple arrested attempting to steal $1,700 in Walmart merchandise

Rock Hill police have arrested a couple from North Carolina Thursday after police say they attempted to steal more than 17-hundred dollars worth of medicine from the Walmart in Newport. A Rock Hill police report says officers were called to the store just after 9 Thursday night after a store employee saw the two stuffing [...] Read More

Alan Jackson Showcases New Album

When Alan Jackson reeled off bits and pieces of a bunch of his hits in a medley on the American Country Awards, he ended up providing a sort of mini-commercial for his latest album. Alan was given the inaugural ACAs’ Greatest Hits Award for his body of work, and it dovetailed with the November release of 34 Number Ones, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country Albums chart. Alan’s awards medley included some of the most memorable hooks of the last 20 years — “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” “Remember When,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” “Chattahoochee” and “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning).” There are plenty more songs on 34 Number Ones that country music newcomers might not know, or that longtime fans might have forgotten. “There Goes,” “Dallas,” “Tonight I Climbed The Wall” and “Right On The Money” were all No. 1 singles at some point in time but don’t get the attention anymore that some of Alan’s other titles do. As it turns out, Alan’s challenged by a few of them, too. Read More