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With the holiday mailing season at hand, Jasper Postmaster Greg D. Conner is approaching his one-year anniversary as the Jasper postmaster, as he started in the position on Jan. 2. more
A classmate from my old high school alma mater sent me a note this past week. She said it was time to start planning our 50th high school class reunion. Staring at the message for a few minutes, I wiped the screen with my thumb, to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. I wasn’t. Math was never a strong point in my education, but after counting a few times on my fingers, I saw she was right. I’m officially older than dirt. more
The primetime television lineup in 1994 included such top 10 shows as “ER,” “Friends” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Into this mix, CBS introduced a show about two angels who come to Earth to … more
Let’s clean out the column and see if we can’t stir up some conversation for the turkey meal today... • The saddest news in the area is that the Haleyville hospital is closing by the end of … more
So, out of the blue, our political columnist was quoted this week in Politico about how some in Alabama wouldn’t believe any thing the Washington Post prints. “Their attitude is, ‘If the … more
Finding work after 50 can be a challenge. One stumbling block is when potential employers say, “You’re overqualified for this job.” That’s a valid point for most employers. Crafting a response to this concern is crucial. The answer can mean the difference in getting hired or getting passed over. more
When the weather turned off chilly the week before last, Jilda was giddy. She stripped the cotton sheets from our bed and put on flannel sheets. Those sheets feel like the red and green shirt I wore … more
Jasper Mayor David O’Mary spoke in-depth earlier this week about the state of the city’s finances. His presentation showed the city will end fiscal year 2017 with a $2.7 million … more
The tune is instantly recognizable. I associate it with patriotic parades, black-and-white newsreels and pickup trucks covered in bunting that cruise around courthouse squares blaring slogans like … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... This is a special edition, you might say, as a number of items were left over from the Walker County Republican Party meeting last week. To expedite things on a … more
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