2. Tell us about your favorite spot in your city. I love my dad's back porch. It was my grandmother's house and it overlooks a lake with beautiful sunsets. I could look at that water all day.
3. Do you volunteer for any organizations? If so, will you tell us about it? I volunteer at Hospice Home on Saturday mornings - answering the phone and making coffee - and I donate blood every eight weeks. I know that's not volunteering, but it's important and they always have doughnuts!
4. Tell us about your favorite local restaurant. Southern Roots is an amazing local restaurant with the best shrimp and grits I've ever eaten. I also love Poblano's for Mexican food.
5. Has your city ever experienced tragedy? If so, how did it recover? Back in the 1980s, a young mother and her male cousin killed her ex-husband, his new girlfriend, his parents and his sister - all in an effort to avoid sharing custody of the children. When the police were closing in on them, they killed the children and then blew themselves up in their car. It all happened in this area and was well documented in Jerry Bledsoe's book "Bitter Blood." I lived here by myself at the time (Hud was stationed in Korea) and I was scared to death!
6. Share at least one unique thing about your neighborhood. All of our sidewalks are made of brick throughout town.
7. If you could do one small thing to change your community, what would you do? I would reroute traffic so people didn't cut through neighborhoods.
8. The Powerball is currently up to 400 million dollars. Would you move to a different place if you won? I would probably stay here, but I would have a vacation home at the beach and one in the mountains and spend lots of time at both!