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The revitalization of downtown Jasper is really happening! With the guidance of Main Street Al- abama’s 4-point Approach of Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Vitality, the heart of our city and county is coming back to life. more
Let’s clean out the notebook •You will forgive me for looking back again to Hamilton, but I was glad not to find all the Facebook reports, photos and videos here over the weekend that I saw from Marion County. Sunday morning residents in … more
Area officials converged on the courthouse square in downtown Jasper Saturday afternoon to unveil a branding initiative for Walker County. 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
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday a day or so away, the holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing. This is the time of year that many local establishments do the bulk of their annual business. more
I know I say this with every change of season, but it’s beautiful this time of year. After the drought last summer and fall, the trees looked tired. We had some color but not like years past. But then the rain came. It was refreshing not only for … more
These past few weeks the soil in our garden looked as if it had been kiln dried. I was afraid it would soon wither and die, but the weatherman promised we’d get rain, and this time he got it … more
Jilda and I lose things. It seems the older we get, the more we find ourselves searching. I’ll bring something into the house, put it on the table and it disappears. When I ask her where she moved it, she swears she hasn’t seen it. That’s when … more
Aline Drummond made history by sitting down on Thursday, Jan. 19, 1967. “Walker County’s first woman sat on a jury this morning in Circuit Court,” the Daily Mountain Eagle reported. “Mrs. Aline Drummond took her seat in the jury box … more
Holiday tunes are everywhere. It’s not to the point where Christmas music is played year-round, but it definitely gets its time to shine. One Birmingham radio station was already playing holiday favorites by Halloween. Whether I am in a … more
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