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On Oct. 2, 1941, The Mountain Eagle reported that schools around the county had finally started their fall term. The start of the school year, originally scheduled for Sept. 9, 1941, had been delayed … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • We now know at long last what Walker County Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop will do. He's going to run next year for a second term as chairman. That … more

Today we begin the season of Epiphany, the season that celebrates how God revealed his plan of salvation and new creation to the world. 

I was looking at some of the historical documents in our Prayer Book this week and I noticed a couple of very interesting dates. The first one is in the front of the prayer book where the Episcopal … more
Let’s clean out the notebook …• I found it odd, at least through Tuesday, that no one had mentioned with the death of President George H.W. Bush that his family represented the second time in … more
We launched Thrive on Aug. 1 with 24 consecutive hours of prayer from different amazing intercessors all over Walker County. We have a vision for Walker County to thrive. We believe that God knows … more
Let's clean out the notebook... Well, the important reminder first, and it's a big one: You've got to change your area code ways a week from Saturday. As announced earlier, on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the 205 area code area, you will have to start dialing the area code that you are calling, even for local calls. If I am across town and use someone else's phone, and and I want to call the Daily Mountain Eagle office, I will have to dial 205-221-2840, not 221-2840.  more

I'm going to forgo my usual format for a few paragraphs and start off this week with a story about Fred Rogers.

Moments after a tornado tore its way through downtown Jasper around 8 p.m. on April 3, 1974, the injured descended on People's Hospital.Some walked. The rest came in ambulances, trucks, cars — … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• Earlier this year my address got added to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association mailing list; why, I don't know. But in the days after Graham's death, I have … more
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