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Let's clean out the notebook ... • I have never prided myself as an expert on environmental regulations (although I did have to cover the Chemical Waste Management hazardous waste landfill in … more
Over the weekend Zac and I watched "The Pride of the Yankees," a 1942 film about the life of famed New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig. One of the most emotional scenes in the film is … more
Republican leaders in Walker County recently chose to deny two area candidates the ability to be on the June 5 Primary Election ballot as a member of their party.Mike Cole, a candidate for sheriff, and Tanya Guin, a candidate for school board superintendent, were the only two people attempting to qualify for the election who were denied. more
Capstone Rural Health is the lead agent for a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Plan (RCORP) Planning Grant award.  Despite this mouthful of … more
It was in October 1966 when I first saw her sitting near the stage of the Sumiton Middle School. She was in an antique dress and bonnet playing gospel songs on a pump organ that looked as if it came over on the Mayflower. Her teacher was a history buff and persuaded her to play for the fall history fair. She was thin as a reed and sat straight on the organ bench, pumping the air pedals with all the strength her small frame could muster. Her cousin introduced us. Her name was Jilda. We talked after her set, and I could tell there was something special about her. more
For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing – lunch at my grandparents' house. As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and … more
Mark 10:17-31As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call … more
April 1974 is best remembered locally for the tornado that struck downtown Jasper, but I found several equally newsworthy stories while perusing the bound volume this week. I'll get to the … more
Stephen, the subject of our title was a remarkable man, in the early decades of the first century. His name is derived from the Greek word, Stephanos, meaning “crown” (The Int. Std. Bible Ency. … more
Two Walker County Sheriff's deputies were killed in September 1952 while attempting to search for illegal liquor at a Jasper residence.Frank Harbison, 26, and Herman Treece, 47, were shot on Sept. 13 … more
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