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After moving into our neighborhood last spring, I received a postcard in the mail inviting me to join Nextdoor, an app describing itself as a private social network for your neighborhood. According to its website, Nextdoor “is the best way to … more
The most popular baby names for 2016 are pretty familiar: Noah for boys and Emma for girls. The Social Security Administration released its list of 2016’s most popular baby names earlier this year, along with information on which names are … more
From our two previous articles, Stephen was introduced by Luke as "a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit." His evangelistic work was unknown, until he and six others were summoned and selected … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • I'm getting a quick education about a company called Retail Strategies and their influence on Jasper. Oddly enough, my old newspaper had to teach me. A … more
Two weeks ago, several people called the Daily Mountain Eagle office to report a loud boom. At first, it seemed to be confined to the Curry area, and there was speculation that there had been an explosion at Duncan Bridge Marina. (It is amazing how specific unfounded rumors can be.) more
Mayberry — that fictional Southern town where neighbors are family and life moves at a snail’s pace — seems far removed from the turbulent, divisive world of 2017. But what if it were just a click away? more
It wasn’t supposed to be a political rally, but that’s exactly what it was. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke Thursday night at church recreational building in unincorporated east Walker County. more
There is a picture sitting next to the computer in my office. Three faces are smiling so brightly you can almost get a tan looking at the framed photo. I’m sitting between my friends Terry Frasier and Dr. Tom Camp. We’re speeding down the Black Warrior River in the back of a boat. Tom’s wife Judy was the boat captain, Jilda was the photographer, and Terry’s wife Ginny was supervising. We were having a large time. In those days, it was easy to imagine that we would live forever. But it turns out that forever was not long enough. My friend Tom died last Sunday. more
We in Alabama treasure and defend our right to self governance  - our freedoms. These are being threatened by a backroom bill in Washington D.C.  HR3599 would prohibit states from enacting … more
Imagine you’re on death row. Your only crime is preaching the Gospel. Your execution looms over you like an ominous cloud. You are confined to a dingy, dark, dank dungeon. To make matters worse, there is no plumbing in your cell, no toothpaste, no deodorant, no air conditioning, no Wi-Fi. You can only bathe occasionally. You look bad, you feel bad, you smell bad. How can you have peace in this miserable situation? Oh, and by the way, you can request three things. What would you ask for? more
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