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Americans can’t reach a consensus on anything these days — even Halloween candy. Candystore.com recently released a map of the most popular Halloween candy by state. more
During the last few weeks after planting our garden, it looked manicured. The tomatoes had grown from small seedlings into bushy plants that required cages to keep them upright. Watching our garden … more
During my three-day weekend, where i vegetated and tried to deal with allergies, I did note President Trump came to Huntsville to campaign for Luther Strange, while pundits were stirred up about all … more
Alright, now it is my turn to say something. As you might have read in this paper, the Walker County Commission didn’t like the coverage of an interview I had Clinton Carter, the state finance director. We were told Carter didn’t like it, … more
• I was gratified to hear Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to prioritize local news sources in posts in response to requests from local newspapers and to help people have more engagement with their communities. Apparently he and his wife took a cross-country trip that also made its way to Alabama, and he visited at least one newspaper in Alabama. I think it is a great idea, and it will certainly help the Daily Mountain Eagle engage with our area readers, and will help other smaller newspapers across the nation. Moreover, it will provide a way to still keep our readers engaged with breaking news and what is happening in their communities. more
Frankly, I think I was quite tired of writing about the subject of the proposed 1-cent sales tax by the weekend before the Aug. 15 referendum. I’m still tired of it, and thought seriously of addressing President Trump’s comments on the … more
When people over 50 need a job, they tend to look for help in all the wrong places. One of the first questions I always ask is, “Have you been to the Career Center?” A surprising percentage of jobseekers say no. One lady told me that she wasn’t trying to get unemployment check, but a job. more
Finding work after 50 can be a challenge. One stumbling block is when potential employers say, “You’re overqualified for this job.” That’s a valid point for most employers. Crafting a response to this concern is crucial. The answer can mean the difference in getting hired or getting passed over. more
On Nov. 17, 1965, Sgt. Roger Stone of Parrish became Walker County’s first casualty in the Vietnam War. Stone, 22, was killed in an ambush of the 1st Cavalry Division in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley — the first major battle between American soldiers and the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam. more
When the director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau received an email 10 years ago about a total solar eclipse coming to her small Kentucky town, she thought someone was playing a practical joke. A quick … more
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