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Barry and Pat Edwards would like to announce their 50th wedding anniversary on February 15, 2019. They have one son, Heath Edwards of Carbon Hill. They will celebrate with a reception on Saturday, … more
ARLEY — Environmental educator Steve Trash reminded Meek students that "Mother Nature's rules rule" during an appearance at Meek High School on Monday."Mother Nature recycles everything — the … more
There 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 plants and I realize most of our … more
The sky this winter has been remarkable. Yes, there have been days when the clouds were ash grey, but on other days the color at sunset took my breath away. Maybe it has always been this way, and I … more
Religion has gone through a vast change in the past 80 years. Worship services themselves have gone through a significant change. I recall that it was customary, when a prayer was led, that the one … more

An opening reception for “Celebrating Our Communities: Chapter 3” was held Thursday at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center. The exhibit includes artifacts from Farmstead, Jasper, Manchester, Thach and Saragossa. Examples include a model of the Drummond Company dragline Ol Tobe II, a throw from the Saragossa Fire Department, a model of the Walker County Courthouse (1908-1932), and a syrup pitcher from Uncle Mort’s. The exhibit will remain open through June 14.

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Last Sunday, the weather app on my phone chirped while I sipped my coffee. When I read the alert aloud, it said we were under a winter-storm advisory for Tuesday. Jilda was giddy. She loves snow. I … more
The long, wooden outdoor tables that were used for "dinner on the grounds" at rural church buildings on special occasions have now been replaced by swanky air conditioned fellowship halls, and KFC … more

TherapySouth in Jasper hosted an open house and ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The new Jasper business, which opened in November, provides a number of services, such as orthopedic and post surgical rehabilitation, vestibular rehab, chronic pain management therapy and physical therapy for athletes. TherapySouth is located at 200 N. Airport Rd. in Jasper.  To inquire about therapy, call (205) 387-3266 or visit www.therapysouth.com. 

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A ribbon-cutting was held for the new location of Niki's Solon Monday at 1500 9th Ave. in Jasper, next to the Jasper Feed and Seed.  Owner Niki Sherer, a Curry native who lives now in Jasper, said the business opened there about six weeks ago, after moving from from its Highway 78 West location after eight years. The business employs five people.  The salon is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon; appointments for later are welcome.  Anyone may contact the business by its Facebook or Instagram pages, or by calling 205-265-2574; employees can also be reached on their social media pages. 

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