Tag Archives: James Spann

The Best of RSM: Chasing Down A Killer

“I’m retired. I’m not going to do it.” If not for a heated argument with a contractor for a bingo parlor over the fragile nature of his septic field lines, those could have been John Oldshue’s famous last words. On April 27, the former meteorologist and his friend Ben Greer, a first-time storm chaser, found […]

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A Real Southern Man Never Quits: A Confession

It’s Friday. Very few people will read this website today. That’s what our statistics tell us.

I can tell you that there have been 190 posts on this site since we started on April 9. Of those, I’ve written about 165. But why do I do it?

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Chasing Down A Killer

They got the first live footage of the Tuscaloosa tornado on April 27. They got the first live footage of its aftermath. Had it not been for an angry septic contractor, they may have been two of its victims.

Wayne Franklin tells the harrowing story of John Oldshue and Ben Greer and their day chasing down a killer.

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Be a Real Southern Man #42 – Playing Catch (Up)

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is our easiest one, yet. You don’t have to go anywhere, buy anything or risk life and limb to do it. This one is more about arming yourself with information and playing a little catch-up.

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Southern Living reminds us “What Stands in a Storm”

This week, Southern Living’s August issue hits newsstands with special coverage of the aftermath of April’s tornadoes that tore through the heart of the South.

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