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Let’s clean out the notebook ... Well, we have more bad business news. Signs posted at various times, and numerous Facebook posts, say that Solid Image Fitness in Jasper has closed its doors suddenly. This is sad, because that gym, which was … more
When it comes to good candy, no other holiday even comes close to Easter. I am partial to Cadbury Eggs. Those are the chocolate eggs with the gooey, creme-filled center that looks like a yolk. Cadbury Eggs are probably best known for their … more
This is what I believe: No matter how long we live, life is short. This idea of impermanence has been on my mind lately. Last weekend, Jilda and I went to the Birmingham Art Museum to watch a … more
“Cause He died for a crowd deep as it is wide.” — Eric Paslay, “Deep as it is Wide” Greg Zanis makes crosses. Each one represents a life snuffed out, usually as a result of … more
The other day, you may have noticed that Publisher James Phillips had a Walker Leadership project concerning the promotion of Walker County Airport-Bevill Field. The idea was that he was to write a … more
In July 2016, a stakeholder focus group meeting was conducted to discuss marketing needs and strategies for the Walker County Airport. Organizations represented at the meeting included the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the Walker County … more
I’m “procaffeinating” this morning. That’s the tendency to put off doing anything until I’ve had coffee. It’s an affliction that began early and I’ve struggled with it all my life. The blame rests on the shoulders of my mother. We … more
In 1851, a wedding brought 12 women together at the Mt. Ida Plantation in Talladega County to make a floral album quilt for the bride and groom. The plantation, like the Old South, is gone. It burned to the ground in 1956 after being struck by … more
Well, here is my evolving take on the county plan to raise its sales tax from 2 cents to 3 cents ... The sales tax seems to be gaining certain traction. Certainly, I thought the mayors might give more negative feedback, as it would affect their … more
Tragic stories are common in the newspaper business. Sometimes those tragic stories hit way too close to home. A news story that rolled across the Associated Press wire on April 11, 2010, was one of those times that tragedy hit close to our … more
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