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MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley’s Graceland continues to be a popular tourist attraction that is in the process of a $137 million expansion. Currently, visitors to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., are invited to tour Elvis’ home … more
I sat down at my office desk this morning with a steaming cup of coffee and the intention of writing something remarkable. About the best I could muster was writing out a check for the light bill. My … more
Walker County Extension AgentThere are a few plants which I really feel like most any local landscape should not be without.  One of these plants is azaleas.  While I am a big fan of native … more
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Grice of Jasper are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Elizabeth Grice, to William Morgan “Will” Keenum, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Keenum of … more
Keith Lewis, a former priest at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Jasper, was honored at T.R. Simmons Elementary School on Wednesday. A former POW who served in Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force, Lewis gives back by reading to Mrs. Barrera’s Pre-K class every Wednesday. He says reading to Pre-K children is what God has called him to do at this time in his life. more
Eighth grade students at Bankhead Middle School participated in the school’s first Living Wax Museum on Thursday. The museum included more than 80 historical figures who delivered a 1- to 2-minute speech after visitors paid a quarter to make them come to life. Students began working on the project two weeks before Thanksgiving and researched three figures before selecting one to portray. The museum was organized by BMS teacher LeAnn Hood and librarian Jeannie Weaver. more
"Celebrating Our Communities: Chapter 1," an exhibit celebrating the histories of Carbon Hill, Eldridge, Kansas, Nauvoo and Townley, opened at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center on Feb. 14. The exhibit will remain up through June 9. more
New Beacon Hospice in Jasper has once again filled an Angel Tree with the wishes of local adults. Approximately 220 Angels were placed on the tree last week. The requests came from patients in local hospices and home health agencies as well as the Department of Human Resources adult protective services and the TriCounty Agency for Intellectual Disabilities. more
On Feb. 28, a group of 34 journalism students from Cordova High School had the chance to see the inner workings of news at the Cable News Network studio in Atlanta, Georgia.Many journalism students … more
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