Growing up in the “Home o’ Gomer” Sylacauga​.

December 1, 2017

By Jim Zeigler

Sylacauga, Alabama’s own Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) has died at 87.

People who hear that I grew up in Sylacauga sometimes ask if I knew Jim Nabors growing up. For you yutes too young to remember, Jim Nabors was a nightclub singer who then became famous as Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show and, later on his own show, Gomer Pyle, USMC. He can sing like the voice of God in a deep, operatic presentation that is just the opposite of his high-pitched Gomer Pyle voice. “Shame, shame, shame.” “Surprise, surprise, surprise.” “Judy, Judy, Judy.” “Citizen’s arayest. Citizen’s arayest.” “Well, goooooooool-lee.”

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Roby Hears Update on the Status of the War in Afghanistan

March 28, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In her weekly column, Congresswoman Roby (R) from Montgomery said that the Congress have been told by the military leadership and the Obama Administration that “that coalition and Afghan forces remain strong and are working toward completing their mission on the established timeline.”

Congresswoman Roby said that last week she participated “in a committee hearing with General John Allen, USMC Commander of International Security Assistance Force and Dr. James N. Miller, Jr., the Acting Under Secretary of Defense and Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense.”
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