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This is the 150th year anniversary of the Daily Mountain Eagle. We have been covering elections since Ulysses S. Grant defeated Horace Greeley for re-election as president in 1872. (And, no, I wasn't there.) We've covered elections ever since.

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When John Oliver retired from the University of Alabama System board of trustees in 1999, he told the Daily Mountain Eagle that members of his and his wife's families had been students or trustees at … more

The latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and meeting in Jasper, which is a major event in the Frisco community each year. Organizers in the local chapter of the NAACP say that anyone wanting to participate in holiday events could look to ones in Birmingham, and people are urged to renew their $30 memberships in the NAACP. 

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Before health problems curbed their travel, John Oliver and his wife, Barbara, went to Ireland each spring and fall and sometimes during the summer as well.They fell in love with the country while … more
I heard something on a podcast recently that has helped me frame a lot of my thoughts about a new year.The hosts discussed the idea that we essentially reinvent ourselves every five years and the … more
It’s the new year and for many that means time to push the reset button. I prefer thinking of a reset as opposed to those awful hard and fast resolution rules.  It seems to me that a new … more
Dear Readers: If your energy bills seem to be higher this winter, there are small, easy steps you and all family members can take to help conserve and decrease your heating usage. Try these … more
There is a very old saying that goes “Don’t be so careful to prevent ants from sneaking in the back door that you let elephants get in the front door." This old saying does remind me of what … more
I am still in my 40th anniversary year in journalism, and I can tell you that there is something about Christmas that just seems to be a jinx. It seemed to happen again this year.  more
It is no big secret that the last two years have been extremely tough on community newspapers across the United States.  more
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