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Voters loved Lucy Baxley. Her campaign signs said so. Baxley, who died Friday at age 78, blanketed the rural parts of the state with her message during her two decades of public service. As a child who loved “I Love Lucy,” I used to keep … more
The national elections are in a few weeks, and some people seem ready for Facebook fistfights. The atmosphere seems negatively charged, but I think October still has a lot of good things to offer. What follows are a few. This past week when we … more
October is a month of reflection and contemplation for me. In 1962 when I was 11 years old, a world event left an indelible brand on my young brain that I always remember this time of year. John F. Kennedy was in the White House then, and after … more
Halloween — one of my favorite times of the year is here. In only 22 days, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and zombies will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets. Each year our family celebrates Halloween with a … more
Call me weird, but one of my favorite subjects in school was Math. Geometry was my first choice, but I was also fascinated by percentages and the way they could predict how likely the chances were … more
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. Because our teams usually do not have the largest rosters, each member of our staff must have that ability to juggle many things throughout a day. On a day-to-day … more
I know the instant my taste in music changed. It was the summer of 1971. I’d just turned 20 and had begun serving two years in the US Army. At one moment my favorite music included Neil Diamond, the Four Seasons and Tom Jones. The next moment I … more
In an attempt to provide our readers with the best possible coverage of the mayoral runoff set for Tuesday in Jasper, David O'Mary and Greg Tinker, the two candidates facing off in the election, were invited to the Daily Mountain Eagle office Friday … more
I sharpened my pruning shears this week. They will be pressed into service this winter when the sap drops in the fruit trees. Pruning is vital for the health of trees as they age, and in a sense, it’s important for people too. I’ve neglected … more
I bought a new garden bench for the shady area in our front yard. I bought it because it was a great deal on something I’d wanted for a long time, but I got a time machine in the bargain. We have a big yard, but I knew at once where I wanted to … more
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