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A few weeks ago, I asked loyal readers of the Daily Mountain Eagle to weigh in on possible names for our upcoming child. With nearly 100 people contacting me via phone, email or social media, the … more
Tim Lalla wasn’t trying to be a nuisance when he rode into Alabama last week. All he wanted was to send two kids to college. The 24-year-old Chicago native’s goal was to raise $160,000 for Biking for Baseball, a Colorado-based nonprofit that … more
I am working on a package on how the restaurants in downtown Jasper have helped in rejuvenating that area. It is remarkable how people are packing them in not just at lunch but at night as well. It turns out some are coming in off the interstate and … more
The Jasper City Council is expected to take up at its meeting Tuesday the idea of legalizing alcohol sales on Sunday. The issue was on the agenda at the last council meeting but was tabled because two council members were absent. more
How far would you go in pursuit of a dream? For Sports Illustrated writer Michael McKnight, it was over 38,000 swings of the bat. more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • Hopefully, Carbon Hill officials can reopen the splash pad soon. I took photos there Monday and saw that the facility wasn’t in too bad a shape, although some work will need to be done. A fence needs to be repaired after being ripped up some. A water fountain looks to be disconnected for some reason. Grass is growing out of the drains. more
Around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, my wife got the following message sent to her by a friend: “Hey, girl, I am not seeking gossip or details, but I heard a rumor this morning that James got arrested.” The arrest was definitely news to Andrea because she had just spoken with me via FaceTime about 10 minutes earlier, and I was in the familiar setting of my office, wearing a shirt and tie, instead of in a block cell, wearing an orange jumpsuit. more
A word of warning — this is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother Ricky and his family. Our niece Samantha loves animals. She’s had ferrets, frogs, hamsters, cats, and lots of dogs. Her … more
Located in southwest Georgia among the pine trees, peanut fields, magnolias and gnats is Plains, Ga., a small town with a population of nearly 700. Did I mention the gnats? I will elaborate more on those boogers later. The mention of Plains … 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
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