Some Common Cents for December 26th 2014

December 29, 2014, by John Norris

I learned something this holiday season: a songwriter named Johnny Marks wrote the now famous “Silver & Gold” Christmas tune specifically for the “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” TV special.  Originally, Larry D. Mann as Yukon Cornelius was to sing the song, but the duty fell on Burl Ives after he signed onto the project. Apparently, the same could be said of “Holly Jolly Christmas,” which really took off after Ives sang a somewhat slower version...

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Oakworth Continues to Receive Highest National Ratings

December 22, 2014, by John Norris

Oakworth Capital Bank continues to receive the highest national rankings for safety and soundness. Please see link for detailed information: OCB Bank Ratings Dec 2014

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Some Common Cents for December 12th 2014

December 12, 2014, by John Norris

“Everybody thought I had a duster. You all thought Spindletop and Burkburnett was all the oil there was. I’m here to tell you it ain't, boy. It's here. There ain't a dang thing you gonna do about it. And there's more down there, bigger wells. I’m rich, Bick! I'm a rich one. I’m a rich boy. I’m gonna have more money than you ever thought you could have. You and the rest of you stinking...

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Some Common Cents for December 5th 2014

December 5, 2014, by John Norris

Last Saturday night, in the bowels of Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, I told a friend of mine he sounded “ridiculous.” We had been discussing the prospects of UAB football. Better put, I had been discussing the prospects of UAB football, and he had been arguing about its validity. Lets just say he was very much opposed to the Blazers receiving even a penny from the University of Alabama system to spend on its program. His...

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