Opinion
348 results total, viewing 61 - 70
• I was gratified to hear Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to prioritize local news sources in posts in response to requests from local newspapers and to help people have more engagement with their communities. Apparently he and his wife took a cross-country trip that also made its way to Alabama, and he visited at least one newspaper in Alabama. I think it is a great idea, and it will certainly help the Daily Mountain Eagle engage with our area readers, and will help other smaller newspapers across the nation. Moreover, it will provide a way to still keep our readers engaged with breaking news and what is happening in their communities. more
There is a picture sitting next to the computer in my office. Three faces are smiling so brightly you can almost get a tan looking at the framed photo. I’m sitting between my friends Terry Frasier and Dr. Tom Camp. We’re speeding down the Black Warrior River in the back of a boat. Tom’s wife Judy was the boat captain, Jilda was the photographer, and Terry’s wife Ginny was supervising. We were having a large time. In those days, it was easy to imagine that we would live forever. But it turns out that forever was not long enough. My friend Tom died last Sunday. more
In December, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman detailed the ongoing trauma of having been sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar in a post for the website The Players’ Tribune. more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • My take on the federal shutdown: Could it have been avoidable? Heck, yeah, it could have been avoidable. more
Since I was a small child, I’ve been a wrestling fan. I’m not talking about the sport you find in the Olympics. I’m talking about the sports entertainment brand of wrestling where some of the athletes wear colorful masks, participants march to the ring with crazy music playing and often times grown people settle their differences inside a steel cage. I guess it is typically known in our neck of the woods as ‘rasslin’ instead of wrestling. more
May 8, 2009, was a big day for 5-year-old Jacob Philadelphia. more
The Walker County Republican Party recently decided to reject two local candidates who applied to be on the GOP ballot this year: Mike Cole, who was going to try for sheriff, and Tanya Guin, who is running for county superintendent of education. Cole, who ran four years ago for sheriff as a Democrat, now will likely bow out of that race, although he has protested as to the process being unfair. more
At lunchtime yesterday, I left my office at Bevill State Community College to attend a chamber of commerce lunch meeting. The sky was tombstone grey with light mist falling. Cranking up my truck, I sat for a moment while the engine warmed and the wipers squeaked on the windshield, looking for water to swish. I rolled the driver’s side window down to wipe the mist off my rearview mirror. more
The winter issue of Walker Magazine went to the printer this week. more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... more
« Prev | 1 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 35 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.