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A tribute to age
There is much discussion about old age. When does it start? What governs the onset and when? Does that unique ability to “grow old gracefully” come naturally to all people? I dare say that genes pl...
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Just call me Aunt Rick
I’m now known as Aunt Rick, at least according to our 2-year-old great nephew Jordan. Jilda and I keep him on Tuesdays and Thursdays while his mom is finishing up her college coursework in physical...
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A fan's tribute to Andy
I had a different column planned for this week about our Women's World edition that comes out on Thursday.
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Jasper's own George 'Goober' Lindsey had big role in popular show's success
Although Goober Pyle was most at home in Mayberry, the actor who gave him life was born and raised in Alabama.
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Back to Mayberry
Allan Newsome worries sometimes when he writes down "Floyd Lawson" as his alias on official paperwork for his job at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal.
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Morrison pursues Walker County history puzzle piece by piece
Summer nights in the '60s were spent outside playing hide-and-seek with all the other kids in the neighborhood. The best games started just after dark and reluctantly ended when the first parent st...
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Weddings & Engagements
Weddings Mosely-Waldron Erin Marie Mosley and Adam Caldwell Waldron were united in marriage on July 17, 2010, at 6 in the evening at First United Methodist Church of Jasper. Dr. Wilson Benton offic...
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The electric churn
During World War II while my parents were in Birmingham working, I lived with my maternal grandparents, Buster Ed, known by all as Uncle Ed, and Sarah. Their house was in Powell Town on about an ac...
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There’s a story behind every tattoo
The first tattoo I ever saw was of a naked woman on my grandpa Charlie Watson’s forearm. I’m sure the figure was racy when he got it, but the years had erased most of the tattoo. What remained look...
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Life is a history lesson
Teachers would probably say that science or math is the most important subject for students to learn. I would argue that it’s history.
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‘What a wonderful land’
Jasper resident Jerry Newmark hasn’t slowed down much at 91.
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A mother's growing pains
Before I became a parent, I didn't realize that watching a child grow up can sometimes be painful.
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Jasper family participating in buddy walk for Down Syndrome
Tabitha Langley was not prepared to hear that her newborn daughter had Down Syndrome four years ago.
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Popular rock band Shinedown raising funds for Birmingham's Bell Center
Plantinum-selling rock band Shinedown is raising funds and awareness to help children with genetic disorders with a special concert set for Friday night at WorkPlay in Birmingham.
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Engagements
Harrod-Hayes Billy and Paige Harrod of Jasper are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn (Pratty) Harrod, to Landon Hayes, the son of Jeff and Cindy Hayes of Dora. The bride-ele...
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