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Let's clean out the notebook ...• We are going to have a number of swearing-in ceremonies, public and private, over the next few days, starting this afternoon. At today's Walker County Board of … more
Family gatherings are always a mixture of stress and fun. The stress is usually for the person hosting the event, while the attendees have all the fun. Planning, cleaning, cooking and being … more
I imagine him as an older man. In my mind, he and his wife are leaving the home where their best memories were made. They're downsizing, and only the essentials are making the move with … more
Well, folks, the 2018 Political year has begun and all of the horses are in the chute.  It is going to be a good year for horse races.Perennially, the year of the governor’s race has been the … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • First, one of the great regrets now that I will have in coming back is that I will not work with Walker County E-911 Director Roger Wilson, who died on Tuesday. I saw him, I think, just once, maybe twice at … more
It is easy for visitors of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to miss the nondescript plaque as they stroll through the gift shop and make their way to the ticket counter. The inscription reads, “Alabama Space and Rocket Center: Dedicated by the … more
Let’s clean out the notebook... • In case you wondered, District 1 Walker County Commissioner Keith Davis recently told me that the county was able to make its first principal payment this month on its debt, to the tune of $1.2 million. The big concern had been the effect on payroll, but so far so good. Another $300,000 is due later in the year. more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• On Monday, James said I should get some photos at the apartment Tuesday morning, after the snow arrived. I heard rain in the night and finally went to sleep. I … more
My name is Rick, and I’m a tool-a-holic. There! I’ve said it. I come by my addiction honestly. It started with my grandpa who was a blacksmith. He cared for his tools like he would a restless … more
The 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature concluded on March 29. It was  a very productive session and one thankfully free of the political turmoil that made last year so difficult. As … more
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