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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

The past two years have been rough on all of us. Really rough. But the curious aftermath where employees quit and never apply for open positions, coupled with inflation, has been quite a blow to local businesses. We went to lunch at one restaurant last week, only to find the dining area closed due to lack of employees. Others have closed for days due to the problem. 

Horns are very symbolic in Scripture and are mentioned over 100 times. Zacharias referred to Christ as the “horn of salvation” (Lk. 1:69). This is a name or title that God the Father shares … more
Isn’t it hard to believe that 2021 has come and gone (like any of us would want to remember) and here we are already in 2022. If the first week of 2022 is any indication of things to come this … more
I lose a lot of things for someone who lives in constant fear of losing things. I try to have a place for everything that is most likely to go missing — my glasses, my phone, my earbuds, my … more
Well, it has been mentioned before, but with so much going on I thought I would use the column as a reminder that the political high holy days have cometh, ready or not: Qualifying for the May 24 primaries starts this week. Here is the Ed Howell Quick Guide to Alabama Elections to get you to the right sources of information.  more
Walker County suffered a great loss the week of Christmas when John Oliver Jr. passed away at age 92.Oliver was a visionary, both in business and philanthropy. He was also a mentor and a friend to … more
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