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I'm going to forgo my usual format for a few paragraphs and start off this week with a story about Fred Rogers.

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Have you ever watched a movie or a television episode so many times with your kid that you develop a love-hate relationship with the show? more
Moments after a tornado tore its way through downtown Jasper around 8 p.m. on April 3, 1974, the injured descended on People's Hospital.Some walked. The rest came in ambulances, trucks, cars — … more

All you people who have been clamoring for a new movie theater in Jasper, I can just about bet now it will never happen. Media reports indicate AMC, who own umpteen movie theaters in the region, all of which are closed due to COVID-19, is nearly $5 billion in debt with about $300 million in assets, and may be a candidate for bankruptcy. It will likely continue to operate, as it may can use federal stimulus money and encouragement in bankruptcy laws for those businesses who offer something unique, like movies.

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The first week of high school football is in the books.The opening of the season also marked the beginning of a new era as far as high school coverage goes at the Daily Mountain Eagle as we unveiled … more
Let’s clean out the notebook … • Recently I downloaded Walker County's sample ballot from the Secretary of State's website. (Before I say anything, I want to say this office has created a … more
Cats are tricky creatures, complete opposite to dogs who want love and affection all the time. Cats are their own people – give them food, a place to sleep, a litter box and they are self sufficient – all of which I provide for my feline crew, which makes it hard to believe any of them would ever want to leave on their own free will. more
Have you noticed how obsessed our culture is with fictional heroes? Hollywood has pumped out a flood of superhero blockbusters in the last two decades—Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, … more
Two criminals were crucified with Jesus on Good Friday. They hung in naked shame and agony on cruel crosses for approximately six hours. Both blasphemed Jesus at first, spewing vicious insults His way. Their names were not recorded. more
Always be the best possible version of yourself because one day when you leave this world, what will you have to show other than the way you treated others. more
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