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As promised last week, I'm digging into the Daily Mountain Eagle archives for the start of a series of columns that I hope to continue through the fall.Our archive includes bound volumes of issues … more
Let’s clean out the notebook…• Oakman City Council’s decision to raise its sales tax, thus making its overall tax charged in the town 10 cents when state and county is included, is … more
Finding work after 50 can be a challenge. One stumbling block is when potential employers say, “You’re overqualified for this job.” That’s a valid point for most employers. Crafting a response to this concern is crucial. The answer can mean the difference in getting hired or getting passed over. more
On Nov. 17, 1965, Sgt. Roger Stone of Parrish became Walker County’s first casualty in the Vietnam War. Stone, 22, was killed in an ambush of the 1st Cavalry Division in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley — the first major battle between American soldiers and the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam. more
When the director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau received an email 10 years ago about a total solar eclipse coming to her small Kentucky town, she thought someone was playing a practical joke. A quick … 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
In 1964, a young man named Stanley Lambchop woke up one morning and realized that a bulletin board had fallen on him during the night, smashing him as flat as a pancake.Oddly enough, it was the best … more
A 24-year-old black club owner was shot in the head at a Ku Klux Klan rally held in Carbon Hill on May 6, 1979.John McCollum was described as a spectator in the Daily Mountain Eagle's report of the … 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
This is for the parents whose social media accounts were quiet on the first day of school. I don’t know why this milestone didn’t provide a happy memory for you and your child, but I have a pretty good idea about how it made you feel. When … more
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