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The editors of The Mountain Eagle had some explaining to do during the first week of October 1952.The previous week, the Eagle had reported on Congressman Carl Elliott's vist with officers of the … more
I once worked for Goodloe Sutton. This is the Linden newspaper publisher who caused outrage this week with his editorial “Klan Needs to Ride Again,” proposing the use of the Ku Klux Klan to … more
She was mangy and scared to death when we first laid eyes on her. This black pit bull mix that had found its way into our yard was malnourished, neglected, and had obviously been abused. She was petrified of me and my family and yet was desperate for food and water. more
Let's clean out the notebook...• Frankly, it has been a month and a half and I am still dealing with what I think are pollen problems. I began to wonder at this late date, and I came out of the … more
“They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!” The above quote sounds like it might have come straight out of the mouth of a silver-tongued, Southern preacher in the middle of a hellfire and brimstone sermon, cautioning his flock to beware of those princes and principalities out there doing the work of the devil. more
For the past few weeks, while dogging the rain, I have trekked into the mud of my flower beds waiting to see all if all of my long lost plant friends have returned for the year. You don’t realize how much you miss the flowers until you are in the heart of a cold winter. Everything is dreary and dull. Sometimes you just need a little color to change your perspective. But the reality is that no matter how pretty the flowers are, they only last for a season. Growth comes quick and brilliant and life is great for that season and then growth dies down and things span their time and the pruning season starts all over. more
• I was gratified to hear Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to prioritize local news sources in posts in response to requests from local newspapers and to help people have more engagement with their communities. Apparently he and his wife took a cross-country trip that also made its way to Alabama, and he visited at least one newspaper in Alabama. I think it is a great idea, and it will certainly help the Daily Mountain Eagle engage with our area readers, and will help other smaller newspapers across the nation. Moreover, it will provide a way to still keep our readers engaged with breaking news and what is happening in their communities. more
"Girl in a country songHow in the world did it go so wrong?"— Maddie & TaeOnce upon a time there were women in country music.They suffered through the heartbreak of D-I-V-O-R-C-E. They told … more
Well, I dang near died.I’ve thought about it, and I’ve determined that one sure way to recognize personal preparation for departure is to start choosing your funeral music. Which I did. Hearing … more
I was not going to write a column on this. I really wasn't, and I even said as much to Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers and Publisher James Phillips. But I think events are rushing at such a pace and … more
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