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The Walker County Republican Party recently decided to reject two local candidates who applied to be on the GOP ballot this year: Mike Cole, who was going to try for sheriff, and Tanya Guin, who is running for county superintendent of education. Cole, who ran four years ago for sheriff as a Democrat, now will likely bow out of that race, although he has protested as to the process being unfair. more
At lunchtime yesterday, I left my office at Bevill State Community College to attend a chamber of commerce lunch meeting. The sky was tombstone grey with light mist falling. Cranking up my truck, I sat for a moment while the engine warmed and the wipers squeaked on the windshield, looking for water to swish. I rolled the driver’s side window down to wipe the mist off my rearview mirror. more
The winter issue of Walker Magazine went to the printer this week. more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... more
“When the world was an ugly place, he reminded us that beauty is everywhere.” more
I had a visit from state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, and we conversed on a number of things. It is clear that his number one priority right now is to save the hospital in Winston County, which is set to close in Haleyville. He was rather proud of Winston County officials and residents, as they all seem united to try to do whatever they can to save the hospital. It should be pointed out the hospital isn’t even in his district, but he is quite concerned enough that this appears to be his top issue at the moment. more
The last week of the year is my time for reflection. It gives me a chance to review the past year and plan for the new one. It’s easy to get wrapped up by the little hassles that fill my plate each day and forget about the big things that make me happy. That’s why it’s essential to calibrate my life map each New Year. more
I have a confession — I judge books by their cover. Without this finely honed system based on snap judgments, I might never have read my favorite book of 2017. I had so many questions about the title character of “Lillian Boxfish Takes a … more
Let’s clean out the notebook... • Jasper attorneys Eddie Jackson and Richard Fikes of Jackson, Fikes, Hood and Brakefield had a big victory in Hamilton on Dec. 18. According to the Journal Record in Hamilton, Circuit Judge John Bentley ruled … more
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many. With the stress and struggles that life throws at us, finding the Christmas spirit can be particularly difficult. more
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