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On Iron Bowl weekend, Helen Clement watched as her daughters hung 60 Christmas stockings on the windows of her living room, continuing a tradition that began over 50 years ago. more
DORA — The Mission of Hope in Dora is able to help people in need in Walker County, Adamsville and Graysville thanks to the many volunteers who spend hours each week working to organize donations and set up each month’s food giveaways, according to executive director Lori Abercrombie. more
One local Allstate agent is helping customers protect their Christmas packages by accepting deliveries at his office. Jonathan Holladay, owner of The Holladay Agency in Jasper, said the free service for online shoppers is like an alternate form of insurance. 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
When Laura Murray couldn’t find the coloring book she wanted at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery last year, she went home to Auburn and drew it herself. The result is “Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties.” The county-by-county coloring book was released this month by NewSouth Books. 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
A Jasper 12-year-old made a significant find at the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site in Union Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 14. “It was two reproductive cones — megasporophyll and microsporophyll — both of the same type of plant, a scale tree. They’re not incredibly rare, but it’s unusual that you see both on the same plate, especially with the megasporophyll leaves attached,” said Ashley Allen, president of the Alabama Paleontological Society. more
Shelby Luttrell is the picture of health as he lifts weights on a recent Friday afternoon. His facial expression — stoic, focused — is the same one he wore seven months ago when he was gripping a walker and struggling to put one foot in front of another in a hospital hallway. more
By JENNIFER COHRON Daily Mountain Eagle Annis Evans had two reasons to beam with pride at the opening reception for “As an Artist Sees It,” a new exhibit at the Bankhead House and Heritage … more
Mary Katherine Holloway of Decatur will represent Walker County at the Miss Alabama Pageant that will be held June 7-10 at Samford University’s Wright Center in Birmingham. Holloway is the … more
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