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 It was my great fortune to have known P.J. O’Rourke. We served on panels, did media together and hung out some. He died last week at age 74 from lung cancer. P.J. will be missed.He made a … more
Saturday was a great day for athletics in Walker County with two students, one from Jasper High and one from Dora High, bringing home state titles in wrestling.However, it was a sad day for the … more
Several months ago, Zac and I got away for a day to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.It was during a difficult time, and I remember how good it felt to just walk and talk in the sun with no plan or … more
The all-knowing, Teen Beat Magazine cover-looking, son of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau, made a boo-boo. He inherited his Prime Ministering bitness from his dad, so he … more
Former President Donald Trump was a very-popular president with Alabama Republican voters. Trump was a proven conservative president. He walked the walk. He did not just talk the talk. He has a … more
Those who live above us, who have authority over us, may not know how the rest of us really feel about being forced to do things we not only don’t want to do, but also things that will harm us, … more

The Carbon Hill City Council did not waste any time Thursday night in naming District 3 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem David Phillips as the new mayor of Carbon Hill. He will replace April Kennedy Herron, whose resignation was accepted that night. 


Members of the Walker County Commission came up with an interesting idea the other day, advocating that a proposed new business license inspector be APOST-certified, meaning trained to be a law enforcement officer. 

This weekend Zac and I found ourselves with a lot of time to kill at a middle school robotics tournament in Madison. Late in the afternoon, the conversation turned to Wordle. If you haven't … more
Pruning is one of those necessary chores that we do each year to keep our landscape plants growing healthy, blooming properly, and improving their aesthetic value in our landscape.  Pruning is … more
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