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A Dora High graduate was on the aircraft carrier that picked up the Apollo 11 astronauts after they splashed down about 1,000 miles southwest of Honolulu on July 24, 1969.Tommy R. Kirkpatrick, was in … more
Let's clean out the notebook...• I'm writing this early Wednesday afternoon, but I can tell you I watched all of 15 minutes of the Robert Mueller hearing this morning. I could see both Democrats … more
Jasper Mayor Herman Maddox was less than three miles from Apollo 8 when it blasted off for the moon in December 1968."When you're there, it seems like you have a part in it," Maddox told the Daily … more
Earlier this week, I watched PBS’ excellent “American Experience” six-hour documentary on the event leading up to and including the Apollo 11 moon shot. I found myself enthralled in in the exploration of space all over again, and learning more about the efforts to land on the moon 50 years ago.  more
At age 12, I built my first TV Station. The camera was a cardboard box and a couple of Campbell soup cans were the lens. I went on to be a real radio news reporter, produced cable news programs and with others, even built Jasper’s first broadcast TV station, Channel 55. One might call me a news buff, and they would be right. I have six decades dabbling in News, with a parallel career in Law Enforcement. more
I was looking at some of the historical documents in our Prayer Book this week and I noticed a couple of very interesting dates.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
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
Let's clean out the notebook ... • On the Carbon Hill controversy, we received a press release late Tuesday night from Hometown Action. Champagne E. Girten of Warrior, who has been a leader … more
Jalen Hurts will forever be a legend in Tuscaloosa. The 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year led his team to two national championship games with the maturity of … more
Cheering for the USA ladies in World CupThe Flora-Bama is a cultural landmark, known for some rowdy times. There is probably hardly a day that goes by that someone isn’t hooting and hollering in … more
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