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While I’m usually not one to hide my pride for the community that we all call home, I am especially proud of Jasper and Walker County this week for the warmth and hospitality that we showed to Florida residents who evacuated to here due to … more
Come visit us on Fat Tuesday The Daily Mountain Eagle is hosting an open house event on Tuesday as a way to engage our loyal readers and advertising clients with a small Mardi Gras celebration. We will be offering some free gumbo, king cake … more
Despite the colloquialization of the holiday to Presidents Day, today officially remains Washington’s Birthday. Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, however, the day we honor the father of his country and first president will never actually … 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
The allure of a new coffee bar in Jasper was too robust to pass up so I decided to give it a try. I love frou-frou coffee and the ones they sell at Mickey D’s wasn’t cutting it. After a meeting at the college in Jasper, I wheeled in front of … more
Roaming the woods in a remote section of Walker County was a part of life as a child growing up in the Phillipstown/ Stacks Bottom area of Empire. In my early years, before Atari and Nintendo and in the days of only three or four channels on … more
A word of warning — this is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother Ricky and his family. Our niece Samantha loves animals. She’s had ferrets, frogs, hamsters, cats, and lots of dogs. Her … more
October is a month of reflection and contemplation for me. In 1962 when I was 11 years old, a world event left an indelible brand on my young brain that I always remember this time of year. John F. Kennedy was in the White House then, and after … more
I sharpened my pruning shears this week. They will be pressed into service this winter when the sap drops in the fruit trees. Pruning is vital for the health of trees as they age, and in a sense, it’s important for people too. I’ve neglected … more
During a recent interview with the Daily Mountain Eagle, Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood mentioned a rise in scam artists in the county in recent weeks and months. “I think it is something that readers of the Daily Mountain Eagle need to be … more
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