HEFLIN — Heflin residents and their friends kicked off Independence Day celebration a couple of days early Saturday in the city’s park. Just east of Ross Street at Heflin City Park, the smell of salty pork rinds and barbecued hamburgers filled the air as kids ran freely, their faces sticky with watermelon juice.
“Just because I'm tall and black, people assume I can play basketball,” Johnny “JP” Curry said with a laugh and a shrug. “I'm uncoordinated. I can’t dribble a bit.”. Instead, dried clay dust coating his fingers gives a better idea of what the 47-year-old Riverside...
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