State might purchase Elmer’s Island

  The results of an online survey conducted to gauge the public’s interest in Elmer’s Island have confirmed what some believed all along. Louisiana residents are overwhelmingly in favor of the state purchasing Elmer’s Island, with 96 percent preferring that option to possible commercial development on the island. State officials say that Gov. Mike Foster

007: The Alabama connection

For much of his life, Bruce Scivally has had a special bond with one of the greatest spy heroes in movie history. When he was 6, growing up in the small North Alabama community of Plevna (near New Market), Scivally’s mother, Aileen Scivally, bought him an Oddjob hand puppet. It had the trademark hat used