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Millions of people from across the globe trek through the stairwells and halls of Elvis Presley’s Graceland each year. While I have toured Graceland in the past, I had the incredible experience a couple of weeks ago to visit the King of Rock … more
When one thinks of November holidays, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and the beginning of Advent are the ones that come to mind. But the month has some obscure holidays too. Men Make Dinner Day, Deviled Egg Day, and Square Dance Day are some that … 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
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
On Feb. 14, Jilda and I celebrate our 43rd Valentine’s Day as a married couple. There were also several years before we tied the knot, but suffice it to say we’ve eaten a few boxes of chocolates together. In the early years, I was broker than … 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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