Monday, August 31, 2009

Things to do in Atlanta during a football game

Jacksonville State and the University of Alabama both kick off the 2009 football season in Atlanta this Saturday.
JSU plays Georgia Tech in the afternoon. Alabama plays Virginia Tech in the evening.

The Star's John Fleming is working on a story for fans looking to make the trip to Atlanta for one or both of the games. He'll offer tips on driving to the stadiums, taking public transit, where to eat, where to park, where to drink, etc.

Got any tips on driving, tailgating or anything else Atlanta-related? Share them with John at

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Coming soon: Kickoff '09

The Star is preparing its preseason prep football magazine. It will soon be for sale at retail outlets throughout the area. Prep teams from Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah, St. Clair, Talladega, Clay, Cherokee and Randolph counties are profiled.

We thought we'd offer a sneak peek of the cover.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Joe, return to base

For a brief time - near the end of elementary school - my bedroom had a G.I. Joe action figure and a Kiss album.

The music was ascending and my devotion to Joe was in the decline.

Yet, in its prime a G.I. Joe was an it toy for most boys in the 1970s. I'd have to check with my parents to see if old Joe is stashed away in the attic; I'm pretty sure the Kiss albums are long-gone.

With a new G.I. Joe movie opening this weekend, The Star's Escapes section is looking for people willing to share their memories of G.I. Joe.

Got some memories to share? Contact Entertainment Editor Deirdre Long by e-mail here: