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First the snow, and now Jones wins. Santa, I need a heart defibrillator for Christmas. more
Let’s clean out the column and see if we can’t stir up some conversation for the turkey meal today... • The saddest news in the area is that the Haleyville hospital is closing by the end of … more
On Feb. 13, I marked my first anniversary back at the Daily Mountain Eagle, without much fanfare. (Recall that I was here in Walker County from 2003 to 2009.) But before too much time passes, I decided after a year it was time to state some major things that we probably need to focus on in Walker County. I probably could have gone on, but I realize how long the column is, so maybe I will revisit this soon, but here are some ideas that might be useful after some consideration ... more
I had a visit from state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, and we conversed on a number of things. It is clear that his number one priority right now is to save the hospital in Winston County, which is set to close in Haleyville. He was rather proud of Winston County officials and residents, as they all seem united to try to do whatever they can to save the hospital. It should be pointed out the hospital isn’t even in his district, but he is quite concerned enough that this appears to be his top issue at the moment. more
Since I was a small child, I’ve been a wrestling fan. I’m not talking about the sport you find in the Olympics. I’m talking about the sports entertainment brand of wrestling where some of the athletes wear colorful masks, participants march to the ring with crazy music playing and often times grown people settle their differences inside a steel cage. I guess it is typically known in our neck of the woods as ‘rasslin’ instead of wrestling. more
How do you fit a battleship inside the BJCC? Make it out of LEGOs, of course. more
Last year, Amy Grant released “Tennessee Christmas,” her first new Christmas album in almost 20 years. Tracks included a duet with her husband, Vince Gill, on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” … more
The primetime television lineup in 1994 included such top 10 shows as “ER,” “Friends” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Into this mix, CBS introduced a show about two angels who come to Earth to … more
“When the world was an ugly place, he reminded us that beauty is everywhere.” more
An outbreak took place that changed the lives of everyone on the planet. That’s the basic plot for the hit television show “The Walking Dead.” more
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