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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
And now, let us get a reality check on these closings. Sit down. Take a deep breath. Ok, let’s start. No question people are concerned in Jasper about the evaporating retail landscape. The current list now includes G. Mays and Sons, Solid Image … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... •Recently al.com posted something about divorces in Alabama, saying it came from the Census Bureau. (It linked to a map that I couldn’t download on my computer and it was all but impossible to navigate on my … 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
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. Because our teams usually do not have the largest rosters, each member of our staff must have that ability to juggle many things throughout a day. On a day-to-day … more
Today I’ve been thinking about our friend, Louis. He is dying. He's almost 90 and in congestive heart failure. After surviving several bouts with cancer, a defective valve that could have been fixed several years ago is now beyond repair. His body … more
A year ago, I barely knew what a podcast was. Now, I can’t imagine what Zac and I talked about before we decided it was time to spend money on decent phones. We text each other podcast recommendations on an almost daily basis. When we sit … 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
The King James Version tells us, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord.” Notice the Lord did not say to judge others, to point fingers or to insult one another on Facebook. And yet we do. ”We” being Christians who … more
Jasper and Walker County have seen their share of celebrities throughout the years. From the stage to the silver screen, from athletic competitions to reality television, and even into the realm of politics, finding a way to be in the spotlight is … more
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