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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 ...• The Sipsey Town Council had a called meeting on Tuesday night, and I finally got a chance to cover one of their meetings. I wouldn't say any earth-shaking … more
I will never forget the first pastor I knew of who committed suicide. He was the pastor of a small rural church in Fayette County and shot himself in his carport. Just out of high school, I could not … more
When the fire alarms went off at Bankhead School in Cordova on Sept. 21, 1976, many of the students thought they were participating in a drill as they filed out of the building.Members of the Cordova … more
Let's clean out the notebook...It is good to be back after nearly a week in central North Carolina, where I visited with two good friends in the Charlotte and Greensboro areas. (No, they were not … more
Stephen, the subject of our title was a remarkable man, in the early decades of the first century. His name is derived from the Greek word, Stephanos, meaning “crown” (The Int. Std. Bible Ency. … more
A dozen Dora businesses went up in flames on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1925.  The fire was the third to strike Dora in two years and took out most of the business section, which had escaped the … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • I'm getting a quick education about a company called Retail Strategies and their influence on Jasper. Oddly enough, my old newspaper had to teach me. A … more
Life is full of peaks and valleys, ups and downs, highs and lows. While we’d love to live on the mountaintop all the time, that’s not reality. You will face some dark valleys in life, so don’t … more
Since publisher James Phillips and I spent some time in a B-17 on Monday, I thought I'd revisit Walker County in the war years for this week's column.In 1942, Mountain Eagle readers were gearing up … more
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