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Stephen, the subject of our title was a remarkable man, in the early decades of the first century. His name is derived from the Greek word, Stephanos, meaning “crown” (The Int. Std. Bible Ency. … more
A dozen Dora businesses went up in flames on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1925.  The fire was the third to strike Dora in two years and took out most of the business section, which had escaped the … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • I'm getting a quick education about a company called Retail Strategies and their influence on Jasper. Oddly enough, my old newspaper had to teach me. A … more
Life is full of peaks and valleys, ups and downs, highs and lows. While we’d love to live on the mountaintop all the time, that’s not reality. You will face some dark valleys in life, so don’t … more
Since publisher James Phillips and I spent some time in a B-17 on Monday, I thought I'd revisit Walker County in the war years for this week's column.In 1942, Mountain Eagle readers were gearing up … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• I am still to write the story, but the Coca-Cola Fall Festival can be put down as a major success. City officials are ready to do backflips with the response from … more
As the plane rolled down the runway, I felt my knees start shaking a little bit. The engine roared and suddenly I found myself high above Birmingham aboard a legendary World War II aircraft.The B-17 … more
As promised last week, I'm digging into the Daily Mountain Eagle archives for the start of a series of columns that I hope to continue through the fall.Our archive includes bound volumes of issues … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • As you know, Jason Adkins last month resigned as Walker County superintendent of education and the Walker County Board of Education named him as an … more
Working at a news organization, you get used to criticism — lots of criticism. more
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