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Stop your stinkin’ thinkin’
Henry Ford made one of the most profound statements that I’ve ever heard when he said, “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”
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No such thing as a free magazine
This just in — Hillary Clinton takes a spinning class in New York, Lindsay Lohan’s rehab cost $75,000 a month and Paula Abdul still watches “American Idol.”
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The rooster doesn’t crow any more
It was a hot Saturday in Creeltown, Ala., during July 1943. My cousin and I were playing in the shade under the two huge China Berry trees in my front yard.
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High-tech hunting
If Elmer Fudd were hunting “wabbits” today, he would wear scent-controlled clothes, track Bugs Bunny’s movements with a game camera, plant a plot of clover to lure him and wear video camera sunglas...
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T.R. Simmons, Lupton students hold food drives
Staff members from Wiregrass Hospice, as well as two area schools, recently participated in the company’s sixth annual food drive. The food drive began Aug. 1 and ended Aug 31.
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Jasper man celebrates 104 years of living
On a quiet afternoon, Addison Brobst sits in his "nest" in the corner of his living room telling stories.
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Cotton pickin' wasn't for me
Jilda and I attended the funeral of my first cousin, Glenn Parker last week in Hunts-ville. As we drove on I-565 I noticed fields of cotton just off the Interstate, the boles bursting open like pop...
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Weight really is just a number
When I got pregnant, my doctor told me that I should gain between 25 and 35 pounds while carrying Wyatt.
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Downtown projects reflect vision, preservation and faith in vitality
Standing on the front steps of the Walker County Courthouse and looking to your left, you cannot miss the old brick, three story, empty-eyed building just across from the square.
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Weddings & Engagements
Weddings Ferguson-Cooper Lisa Ann Ferguson of Jasper and Christopher Andrew Cooper of Cordova were married on July 10, 2010, at the home of the groom’s parents. The Rev. Nolan Carpenter officiated ...
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Life in the ’30s in Jasper
Bar-bara Levi Morita of Cedar City, Utah, was born in 1936 and grew up in Jasper. She is a good storyteller of her early life in the “old days” of Jasper when it was a close-knit community. She cal...
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My latest take on Labor Day
The sumac bushes turned the color of a Strawberry Nehi, and ripe persimmons as big as golf balls fell from the tree at the edge of our yard. Stepping on a ripe persimmon barefooted made pulp squish...
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Dream Team darlings
I don’t pretend to be an unbiased reporter. I prefer feature stories because covering hard news requires a detachment that I’ve never developed.
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Salmonella sickness preventable through simple steps
When an egg recall made national news recently, most anxious consumers probably didn’t realize that the peace of mind they needed was printed on the inside of many egg cartons.
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Rebuild it and they will come
My marriage is like a syllogism. Zac loves baseball. I love Zac. Therefore, I am learning to love baseball.
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