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This is in response to your article in Sunday’s Daily Mountain Eagle “Attorney Clarifies Council’s Role...” You have to love (or loath) a politician. The city council and mayor of Jasper are … more
I am writing this letter based on my many years of study and experience in the area of economic and community development, but also with the intention of not offending anyone that may have an opinion … more
A few weeks ago, I started noticing some interesting videos that kept popping up on my Facebook newsfeed from the Living the Dream in Jasper page. The videos featured members of Jasper's Dream Community dancing with a special guest. The guests … more
I called it our all-American couple’s road trip. Zac and I traveled 1,300 miles through five states in three days, crossed three major rivers, visited two state capitals and toured two presidential libraries. The latter was the inspiration … more
As you might imagine, the question is not an uncommon one in a U.S. Army barracks in the wilderness of Missouri on a January weekend with sleet falling outside: “You want to play poker?” To which I always had to reply, “No, thanks. I … more
Interstate 22 officially opened Monday, leading to lots of conversations this week about the roadway finally being complete. The interstate opening was probably the second most talked about topic this week ( the high school name change being No. … more
Back in 1978 when my hair was thick and my money was thin, construction began on what was initially called the Appalachian Highway. After almost 40 years of work that proceeded at times at the pace of a tipsy turtle, it opened for travelers this … more
Walker High School will soon become Jasper High School. That is the news that the Daily Mountain Eagle newsroom broke Monday evening. more
The Jasper City School Board voted Monday night to change the name of Walker High School to Jasper High School, effective in the fall of 2017. When the Daily Mountain Eagle announced the news via its Facebook page, the Internet nearly … more
As of tomorrow morning, Interstate 22 will be officially completed. All I can say is, "It's about time!" I-22 is a 213-mile long stretch of interstate highway that connects Birmingham to Byhalia, Miss. (just south of Memphis).The concept of … more
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