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The recent Tyson Foods wastewater spill has raised an array of questions about what state government can do, or is doing, to protect your interests. more
A common sight on a Sunday morning at First Baptist Church Carbon Hill was to see a little boy decked out in a white cowboy hat, dark boots, and a big belt buckle taking up the offering right beside his dad. more
The news that Palmer Mercantile Company in Dora would soon be closing was met with sadness in the last week of July 1961.The store, located on Dora's Main Street, was thought to be the oldest retail … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • It is no small thing that the Walker Area Community Foundation's Fall Grant Cycle opens today, with organizations welcome to go to www.wacf.org to … more
High school football in Walker County took centerstage on Wednesday via the media day event our newspaper sponsored.The Southern Orthopedic/DME PrepZone 2019 Media Day was held at Five Loaves Bakery … more
A Dora High graduate was on the aircraft carrier that picked up the Apollo 11 astronauts after they splashed down about 1,000 miles southwest of Honolulu on July 24, 1969.Tommy R. Kirkpatrick, was in … more
Let's clean out the notebook...• I'm writing this early Wednesday afternoon, but I can tell you I watched all of 15 minutes of the Robert Mueller hearing this morning. I could see both Democrats … more
Jasper Mayor Herman Maddox was less than three miles from Apollo 8 when it blasted off for the moon in December 1968."When you're there, it seems like you have a part in it," Maddox told the Daily … more
Earlier this week, I watched PBS’ excellent “American Experience” six-hour documentary on the event leading up to and including the Apollo 11 moon shot. I found myself enthralled in in the exploration of space all over again, and learning more about the efforts to land on the moon 50 years ago.  more
At age 12, I built my first TV Station. The camera was a cardboard box and a couple of Campbell soup cans were the lens. I went on to be a real radio news reporter, produced cable news programs and with others, even built Jasper’s first broadcast TV station, Channel 55. One might call me a news buff, and they would be right. I have six decades dabbling in News, with a parallel career in Law Enforcement. more
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