July 14, 2020
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Municipal Election Candidates

Municipal candidates - Jasper Mayor: David O'Mary District 1: Jed Daniel District 2: Danny Gambrell District 3: Gary Cowen District 4: Jennifer Williams Smith District 5: Willie Moore Sumiton Mayor: Petey Ellis Place 2: Kenneth Russell Place 3: Floyd Burton Place 4: William S. (Bill) Fowler Carbon Hill Mayor: April Herron, Billie Jenkins Cordova Mayor: Jeremy D. Pate Eldridge Mayor: Bobbie Jean Dodd Place 1: James Denver Jones Place 2: Margaret Tucker Place 3: Martha Tittle Place 4: Donald Joe Tucker Place 5: Wendy Wagar Dora Mayor: Marion Combs, Randy Stephens (Top seven vote totals win seats on the council.) Council: Matt Diffy, Dr., Cody Harding, Dustin Hollis, Norman Holt, Joseph Lovelady, Jessica Mashburn, Randy Spears, Hezikiah Walker, Gary Thomas, and George Sides, Jr. Nauvoo Mayor: Sheila Bridgmon Sizemore Place 1: Roger Horner, Phillip Jodoin Place 2: Helen Mote Place 3: Julie Meeks Parrish Mayor: James Smith Jr. Sipsey Council: Donald Jean Oakman Mayor: Corey Franks, Larry Ratliff Council Seat 5: Sarah Woods Kansas Mayor: Earnie Darty Council Place 1: Linda Little Council Place 2: Deb Hinds Council Place 3: Tim Martin Council Place 4: Vicki Howard Council Place 5: Shanna Davis More Information

Seeking comeback, Sessions faces Tuberville in Alabama race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces former college football coach Tommy Tuberville — a political …

Daniel L. Gardner

Take refuge in the Lord

The middle verse in the Bible expresses profound wisdom: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” …

Using Japanese maples in home landscapes

Like them or not, Japanese maples are a very common addition to many home landscapes in and around our area ( in fact I have a couple …

Just a swingin'

The country music artist John Anderson released the iconic song entitled "Just as Swingin'" in 1983. Scratching through AM radio dial …

Talking about bad habits

The fact I do not recall women smoking cigarettes while I was young does not mean, however, that women were not heavy users of tobacco …
Ed Howell

Cities should be able to block events for COVID-19

Let's clean out the notebook ...  • You may have seen at the bottom of the Jasper mask story on Wednesday about Jasper Mayor …
Scott McCullar

Sweetie has taught me a great lesson

Sweetie isn’t concerned about any pandemic. She hasn’t lost a moment’s sleep over an election. She isn’t anxious about the …
AP News
Across the nation
US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who was convicted of killing an Arkansas family in …

White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'

Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

China accuses US of sowing discord in South China Sea

Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner

Around the globe
UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government will demand people wear face coverings in shops as it seeks to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Health …

Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback for criticism

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa church


Sheriff: 'Glee' star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Glee" star Naya Rivera 's 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of …

Letters to the Editor
My Walker County

My Walker CountyWalker County is a place of many good people. I have been very proud of recent acts of protest here in Jasper. They were respectful of their town and the business owners here.To …

Power Corruption not Racism is the Universal Flaw in the Police and Society 

If we are to continue as a nation, we must be subject to the higher powers

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