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In July 1969 there was much speculation about what the first words spoken on the moon would be. The Daily Mountain Eagle polled a few readers and published their responses on July 8, 1969. L.T. … more
The recent Tyson Foods wastewater spill has raised an array of questions about what state government can do, or is doing, to protect your interests. more
A common sight on a Sunday morning at First Baptist Church Carbon Hill was to see a little boy decked out in a white cowboy hat, dark boots, and a big belt buckle taking up the offering right beside his dad. more
Fairgoers didn't know quite what to make of the apes (or maybe it was the other way around) at the 1974 Northwest Alabama State Fair.Trainer Jan Berosini had three animals to show — two baby … more

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True Southern ladies are a rare breed. One of Cordova's left this world last week.This week I'm reprinting an article from 2010 on Elaine Stewart, who passed away March 21 after a long, valiant … more

It all started in 1991 when Mike met Debra Reeser, who is now a very old, old friend; at this point, he urged me to point out that Debra is ten years older than he is. 

Wednesday morning I was eating an apple with my breakfast, as I just wanted one for a change. But it must have been soft, and part of it broke away, causing me to loose my grip. It got away from me, part of it breaking off as it tumbled onto the floor, wasted.  more
Many times when a great American dies, we start to look for words.Grand words. Sweeping words. Words to recall spirit, words to show meaning, words to give hope. We all seem to try to form the right … more
The upcoming wrestling debut/retirement match of publisher James Phillips must have been on my mind as I was flipping through the volume of 1934 newspapers this week.I stopped on a headline in the … more
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