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First of all, let me say I hope you had a restful holiday. I had soreness in the shoulders and neck (thank you, Bioflex) and I was a little blue and irritable at times this past month, but God gave … more
For those who may have missed Part 1, for the time being, it remains available under the opinion section on the Daily Mountain Eagle web-page at … 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
This column you are about to read was first published in the Daily Mountain Eagle way back in 2013. To this day, this column is the one I get the most comments about. I hope these words will … 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
Zac, Wyatt and I took a road trip to Florence last week in search of ice cream. Trowbridge’s is the oldest business in the city still operating in its original location. A dairyman named Paul Trowbridge opened the business in 1918 after falling … more
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