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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
A few weeks ago, I started noticing some interesting videos that kept popping up on my Facebook newsfeed from the Living the Dream in Jasper page. The videos featured members of Jasper's Dream Community dancing with a special guest. The guests … 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
There are times that dreaming deserts me and I go weeks without remembering a single one. At times, I have dreams I wish I’d never had. This week, I had a mixed bag. It was as if the dream fairy switched on my nocturnal projector. I had one dream … 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
I am writing this letter based on my many years of study and experience in the area of economic and community development, but also with the intention of not offending anyone that may have an opinion … more
This is in response to your article in Sunday’s Daily Mountain Eagle “Attorney Clarifies Council’s Role...” You have to love (or loath) a politician. The city council and mayor of Jasper are … more
Sunday was a victory for animal rights activists, as the elephants of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey took the circus stage for the last time. Numerous media outlets have reported the elephants are going to a “sanctuary,” referring to the … more
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