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One of the most profound things I’ve discovered stumbling through life is that there are Universal Truths. These truths are things that any unbiased witness would affirm. What follows is my short list of Universal Truths that I’ve … 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
Let’s clean out the notebook ... Well, we have more bad business news. Signs posted at various times, and numerous Facebook posts, say that Solid Image Fitness in Jasper has closed its doors suddenly. This is sad, because that gym, which was … more
When it comes to good candy, no other holiday even comes close to Easter. I am partial to Cadbury Eggs. Those are the chocolate eggs with the gooey, creme-filled center that looks like a yolk. Cadbury Eggs are probably best known for their … more
This is what I believe: No matter how long we live, life is short. This idea of impermanence has been on my mind lately. Last weekend, Jilda and I went to the Birmingham Art Museum to watch a … more
“Cause He died for a crowd deep as it is wide.” — Eric Paslay, “Deep as it is Wide” Greg Zanis makes crosses. Each one represents a life snuffed out, usually as a result of … more
The other day, you may have noticed that Publisher James Phillips had a Walker Leadership project concerning the promotion of Walker County Airport-Bevill Field. The idea was that he was to write a … more
In July 2016, a stakeholder focus group meeting was conducted to discuss marketing needs and strategies for the Walker County Airport. Organizations represented at the meeting included the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the Walker County … more
I’m “procaffeinating” this morning. That’s the tendency to put off doing anything until I’ve had coffee. It’s an affliction that began early and I’ve struggled with it all my life. The blame rests on the shoulders of my mother. We … more
In 1851, a wedding brought 12 women together at the Mt. Ida Plantation in Talladega County to make a floral album quilt for the bride and groom. The plantation, like the Old South, is gone. It burned to the ground in 1956 after being struck by … more
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