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Some things more valuable than money
I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life. I’ve cleaned chicken houses, caught chickens, picked cotton, surveyed on the chain gang with the State Highway Department, and I retired from Ma Bell after thirty...
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Elly May gets a girly makeover
I am Barbie’s country cousin.
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Inherited rituals of the past
Memories are stored nuggets of the past, both good and bad. They are hidden deep in one’s mind and surface in response to some stimuli. It could be a familiar sight, a faint odor, a haunting tune, ...
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A great place to get that special ‘me time’
Jasper’s first spa continues to grow three years after opening
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Hope Clinic forges community partnership
Three years ago this month, I was driving down a quiet Highway 69 to Tuscaloosa on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Just inside the Tuscaloosa County line, I saw a state trooper coming toward me. Imme...
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Daughter finds humor in scaring others
When I was a kid and I did something really bad, my mom would say, “You just wait, one day you’re going to have one just like you.” As she has been about most everything else in my life, my mother ...
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Annual scholarship pageant set for Saturday
The Miss Walker County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Rowland Hall on the Jasper campus of Bevill State Community College. Six local girls will be competing.
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The sharp knife of a short life
I try to keep my columns as lighthearted as possible. I give regular updates on Wyatt because many of you have said you enjoy that.
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Hard to believe it’s been 25 years
I pulled To Kill a Mocking-bird from our library shelf today and something slipped from between the pages. When I picked it up, I realized that it was the laminated obit for my dad who died in the ...
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Cordova in the 1830s
I am visiting some of the old history of our county. The following is a brief look at Cordova in the 1800s.
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Locally-based bridal magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary
The state's only bridal magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
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A love letter to Wyatt
Beautiful baby, I love you more than I have ever loved anyone.
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Singing angels bring forth the warmth
When the residents of Northwest Alabama start thinking 45 degrees is warm, you know we have experienced the bone-chilling cold. J.B. Elliott, one of the granddaddies of weather reporting, described...
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Are you ready for some kickball?
Every-one was suited up. Eyes were blacked out, organ saving padding was in place, regulation footwear required. After weeks of waiting and enough smack talk to shame the most fervent college footb...
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MORE THAN WORDS
Whether a reader is feeling romantic or interested in learning more about black history, staff members at Carl Elliott Regional Library have chosen these books to suit the mood this month.
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