February 29, 2020
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Hot coals causes grass fires along Interstate 22

Both lanes of Interstate 22 were shut down briefly near exit 61 on Friday as a result of a series of grass fires caused by burning coals. Jasper Fire issued an all-call around 4 p.m. Some crews worked at putting out the fires that dotted the median and side of the interstate from exit 63 to 61 while another focused on the coal truck itself, which came to a stop near exit 61.  Cordova Fire and Rescue also responded to a grass fire on the interstate near the Cordova exits. 

Ben Godwin

Was David really a man after God’s own heart?

The Bible calls David “a man after God’s own heart” twice. The first time was by Samuel who anointed him as backslidden King …
On Feb. 25, 1943, the Eagle reported on the death of Pvt. Neil Boteler, 23, who had been killed in action in the South Pacific on Jan. 11.

February 1943: Eagle fascinated by 71-year-old driving alone, smashed eggs on highway

One of the simple joys of browsing old newspapers is coming across headlines like "An Old Lady Drives Here from Texas."
Ed Howell

Primary is roaring to conclusion

Let's clean out the notebook on a very hectic week ... • Next Wednesday, Walt Disney World is set to open its newest attraction, …
Daphne Smith, a 1992 graduate of Dora High School, made local history in February 1993 when she became the first black Miss Walker County.

February 1993: First African American Miss Walker County crowned

The scene was familiar — the tears, the applause, the crown — but it was also something new. 
Ed Howell

Public documents should not be hard to get

Let's clean out the notebook... • I noticed that Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis is denying that the City of Sumiton tried to get …

Further thoughts on 'Salvations Assurance'

 "Follow-up to 'The Security of the Believer'" (Daily Mountain Eagle, 2-8-2020, Religion) suggests there's a disjunction between the …
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