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Brown Bag Fall 2016 Series History Your Way

Wednesday, September 14, 2016—Elnora Spencer and Friends “Singing the Jazzy Blues” Award-winning singer, Elnora Spencer, will open the Comer Library’s SouthFirst Bank Lecture Series     accompanied by piano, bass and drums. Elnora calls her style the “jazzy blues” and her repertoire of songs—gospel, jazz and R&B—will feature favorite oldies from several eras.   Music in Elnora’s home […]

Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series Winter 2016 “Take Me Back In Time”

Wednesday, January 13—Buddy Simpkins and Friends “The Best of Jazz and More” Once again, retired Sylacauga High School Band Director, Buddy Simpkins, has gathered a “who’s who” of musicians to join him in playing for the enjoyment of the Comer Library brown bag audience. Drawing on songs from musical history, the group will play their […]

Brown Bag Fall 2015 “Looking Forward to the Past”

Wednesday, September 16—Elnora Spencer “Best of the ‘Jazzy Blues’ and More” Award –winning singer, Elnora Spencer, will open the Comer Library’s SouthFirst Bank Lecture Series accompanied by piano, bass and drums. Elnora calls her style the ‘jazzy blues’ and her repertoire of songs—gospel, jazz and R&B—will feature favorite oldies from several eras. Music in Elnora’s […]

Brown Bag Winter 2015 “Turn Back Time”

Wednesday, January 14, 2015—Buddy Simpkins and Friends “Best of Jazz and More” Buddy, who will play the drums, will be joined by bassist, Jeff Drew, and Bo Berry—the talented trumpeter from Birmingham who played with “Jam Sessions on the Avenue” from 1947 to 1963. Berry’s track record includes playing with Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, the […]

Brown Bag Lecture Series Fall 2014 “Lest We Forget”

Chris Phillips: Bad Boys: Good Songs: Up and Down Lives and Crowd Anointed Songs” The iconic “bad boys” of country, pop, and rock music sing about loving the wrong women, bucking the system, fighting for their country, adoring their families, and representing the uneducated and poor. Their names are household words and millions are drawn […]

Big Blue Spring

BIG BLUE SPRING Record regarding the West half of the Northeast quarter of Section 29, Township 21, Range 4 East within the city limits of Sylacauga, Alabama.   The location of what is known as the Big Blue Spring.  Tract Book Reference: Talladega County Deed Book 88, page 367.  Certificate No. 321. Deed, The United States […]

The Way It Used To Be Brown Bag Lecture Series Winter 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Steven P. Brown“John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court: The Circuit Riding Judge” Steven Brown’s program will portray native Kentuckian, John McKinley—a lawyer and land speculator who came to Alabama in 1819—as a leader in the financial, legal and political circles of his day. After three terms in the state legislature, […]

Old Times Are Not Fogotten Brown Bag Fall Series 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Martin T. (Marty) Olliff“The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama During World War I” The United States participated militarily in World War I (1914-1918) for only nineteen months—hardly enough time to effect the long lasting changes that war can make on a society. Much has been written about how […]

Early Days of Sylacauga

Presented by Bettye Lessley EARLY DAYS OF SYLACAUGA Some Historic Reminiscences of General Interest to the People of Talladega County. Away back in the early thirties, yes, in 1833, when my father came to TalladegaCounty and bought the old man Hayes place, at what was then called upper Syllacogga (as spelled then), there were some […]

Prime Time History Brown Bag Winter Series 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – Kathryn Braund “Creek Indian Women in Time of War” Historians of the Creek War traditionally focus on battles and commanders and rarely, if ever, consider the impact of war on women and children. And yet the Creek civil war resulted in an invasion of a populous region which destroyed not […]


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