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Attend enough Sunday sermons, and you’ll hear the story of the pot roast. A young woman is preparing a pot roast one day. Before placing it in the pan, she cuts off both ends. “Why did you do that?” her husband asks. “Because … more
The tune is instantly recognizable. I associate it with patriotic parades, black-and-white newsreels and pickup trucks covered in bunting that cruise around courthouse squares blaring slogans like … more
On April 27, 2011, I huddled in a hallway with my son as an EF4 tornado passed within a half-mile of us. At the first sound of wood cracking, my plan was to throw myself on top of him, shielding him from whatever the wind unleashed. Ninety miles away in Smithville, Mississippi, another mother stood in front of what was left of her house. Patty Parker had chased the mile-wide EF5 tornado from nearby Amory, where she was the executive director of United Way, to Smithville. When live power lines and debris made driving impossible, she abandoned her car and ran toward home in high heels. more
On April 10, 1968, the Daily Mountain Eagle published a composite wire photo of two professional baseball players in uniform on Opening Day — their National Guard uniform.Pete Richert, a pitcher … more
What could be better than a picnic on a small patch of green grass on a sunny May day?How about if that family feast was on a mere few feet from a headstone?It sounds weird to anyone from … more
In July 2016, a stakeholder focus group meeting was conducted to discuss marketing needs and strategies for the Walker County Airport. Organizations represented at the meeting included the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the Walker County … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• I have to say I was impressed with Jasper High School's new medical tent, as described byn Sports Editor Johnathan Bentley Sunday in a story. We think many times … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • The local school enrollment figures are interesting for revealing how Hispanic enrollment has surged. Up to 1999, there were virtually no Hispanic students. … more
Wyatt's class got to witness a bit of history on Monday when they took a field trip to see the Birmingham Barons take on the Biloxi Shuckers. It was a beautiful day for baseball, though the game … more
Last Monday when we arrived for our weekly yoga class, the parking lot of the community center was full. When we went inside, we learned that one of the local merchants had rented the center for the evening for their annual Christmas party. more
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