June 7, 2020
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Petitions started for removing, keeping Jasper monument

In light of Confederate monuments becoming a point of contention among many across the South, dueling petitions have popped up online regarding Jasper's own monument on the courthouse square.

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Opinion
Opinion

Fire flies on a summer evening

Recently as we were watching a movie at home (practicing social distancing at least six feet apart of course) my wife actually told me …

Fly away baby bird, fly away

I’ve had the privilege to watch four robins be born, grown up, and fly the nest all from the comfort of my front porch this summer.

FAMILIES

THENFathers were considered to be the head of the family and expected to adequately supply the basic needs. Mothers stayed at home and …
Rick Watson

Lifting our spirits

I’ve been wound tighter than a tenor banjo this week. With turmoil all around us, social media has been depressing. For a moment, it …

June 1986: Jasper native Eric Summer entertains California crowds

Locally, he was known as Eric Ziegler. Out West, they knew him as Eric Summer, a self-described yuppie musician who played top 40 hits …
Ed Howell

Will we conquer a virus but not our hearts?

We've had a lot to think on this week. Let me unpack some of it...
AP News
Across the nation
Protesters pour into cities for another huge mobilization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of protesters streamed into the nation's capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality while George Floyd was …

Prosecutor: 2 Buffalo police charged with assault in shoving

Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Trump jabs Maine's Democratic governor; she hits back

Around the globe
Black Lives Matter protests in Australia, Asia and Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people rallied across Australia to honor George Floyd and voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, part of a worldwide wave of solidarity …

Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commander

UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

EU wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June

Entertainment

Fox News: Black deaths, stock market graphic was insensitive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News apologized Saturday for how it displayed a chart correlating the stock market's performance with the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Martin Luther King Jr. …

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