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There is a picture sitting next to the computer in my office. Three faces are smiling so brightly you can almost get a tan looking at the framed photo. I’m sitting between my friends Terry Frasier and Dr. Tom Camp. We’re speeding down the Black Warrior River in the back of a boat. Tom’s wife Judy was the boat captain, Jilda was the photographer, and Terry’s wife Ginny was supervising. We were having a large time. In those days, it was easy to imagine that we would live forever. But it turns out that forever was not long enough. My friend Tom died last Sunday. more
We in Alabama treasure and defend our right to self governance  - our freedoms. These are being threatened by a backroom bill in Washington D.C.  HR3599 would prohibit states from enacting … more
Imagine you’re on death row. Your only crime is preaching the Gospel. Your execution looms over you like an ominous cloud. You are confined to a dingy, dark, dank dungeon. To make matters worse, there is no plumbing in your cell, no toothpaste, no deodorant, no air conditioning, no Wi-Fi. You can only bathe occasionally. You look bad, you feel bad, you smell bad. How can you have peace in this miserable situation? Oh, and by the way, you can request three things. What would you ask for? more
A crowd of between 10,000 and 11,000 people descended on Jasper for the opening of the new Missala bus station on Aug. 1, 1949.The Mountain Eagle ran a front page photo on Aug. 4 that showed the … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... more
Let's clean out the notebook ... Well, it has been a busy start for Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith. The doors of the Walker County Jail have opened wide open for the him and the Walker County … more
A few years ago, I took a call from a reader who had some concerns about an article she had read in the Daily Mountain Eagle.Though I don't remember the topic, the article was a wire story, meaning … more
Eight years ago today, I experienced one of the toughest things that I have ever had to experience in my life. It was something that shook me to the core, and I still get emotional when I think about … more
This is the Christmas where I lost a dear piece of furniture — which seems perfect for this strange Christmas season. more
Last week, we made you aware that five of the nine seats on our State Supreme Court are up for election this year. more
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