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Holiday tunes are everywhere. It’s not to the point where Christmas music is played year-round, but it definitely gets its time to shine. One Birmingham radio station was already playing holiday favorites by Halloween. more
Congratulations to the Houston Astros, the victors in one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory (and that’s saying something coming from a Cubs fan). One of my favorite things about … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • My take on the federal shutdown: Could it have been avoidable? Heck, yeah, it could have been avoidable. more
My dad would have celebrated his 94 birthday this past week. Throat cancer got the best of him in May of ‘86 at the age of 63. He inhaled the gas and fumes released by the arc welders he used in … more
With the holiday mailing season at hand, Jasper Postmaster Greg D. Conner is approaching his one-year anniversary as the Jasper postmaster, as he started in the position on Jan. 2. more
In December, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman detailed the ongoing trauma of having been sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar in a post for the website The Players’ Tribune. more
The qualifying is finally done. I began to think it would never end, as the state Democrats took until midnight to get the nominee list. And when they did an update after supper and it said, “as of 3 p.m.,” you knew it would be a long night. I finally had to do a follow up Saturday as we could not be sure of which Republicans had no opposition. more
Ethel Payne had a question for President Eisenhower that he didn’t want to hear. more
Two weeks ago, several people called the Daily Mountain Eagle office to report a loud boom. At first, it seemed to be confined to the Curry area, and there was speculation that there had been an explosion at Duncan Bridge Marina. (It is amazing how specific unfounded rumors can be.) more
There is a picture sitting next to the computer in my office. Three faces are smiling so brightly you can almost get a tan looking at the framed photo. I’m sitting between my friends Terry Frasier and Dr. Tom Camp. We’re speeding down the Black Warrior River in the back of a boat. Tom’s wife Judy was the boat captain, Jilda was the photographer, and Terry’s wife Ginny was supervising. We were having a large time. In those days, it was easy to imagine that we would live forever. But it turns out that forever was not long enough. My friend Tom died last Sunday. more
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