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Come visit us on Fat Tuesday The Daily Mountain Eagle is hosting an open house event on Tuesday as a way to engage our loyal readers and advertising clients with a small Mardi Gras celebration. We will be offering some free gumbo, king cake … more
Despite the colloquialization of the holiday to Presidents Day, today officially remains Washington’s Birthday. Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, however, the day we honor the father of his country and first president will never actually … more
It’s time to cut and save at all levels of government. The reason: the economy may be slowing. A Feb. 3 report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found, “December and January income tax collections came in modestly short … more
Area officials converged on the courthouse square in downtown Jasper Saturday afternoon to unveil a branding initiative for Walker County. more
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday a day or so away, the holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing. This is the time of year that many local establishments do the bulk of their annual business. more
In an interview with the Financial Analysts Journal last year, Nobel laureate economist William F. Sharpe, creator of the Sharpe ratio for risk-adjusted investment performance analysis, said public pensions in the United States are a “disaster” … more
There are few days that have remained etched into our minds, but for the people of Walker County, April 27, 2011, is one of those days. A widespread tornado outbreak hit Alabama that day, with 62 … more
Tax Day may have fallen on April 18 this year, but Americans had to work until April 24, on average, just to pay their federal, state and local taxes for the year according to the Tax Foundation, which calculates Tax Freedom Day each year. But Californians will not see their Tax Freedom Day until tomorrow, April 30, as the Golden State has one of the largest tax burdens in the nation. more
When Senate Joint Resolution 39, the so-called “religious freedom” proposal, died in a Missouri House committee on Wednesday, the key vote came from an unexpected source, Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford. more
The 2016 Alabama legislative session ends today, and with all of the important issues facing the state, it is amazing how little has gotten done. But, hey, Alabama now has an official state cake. Well, the Legislature passed a bill to name lane cake the state cake of Alabama. It won’t be official until Gov. Robert Bentley signs it. Lane cake, for those who don’t know, and we believe there are quite a few who don’t, is a layered cake with pecans, coconut and, sometimes, a little bit of bourbon. more
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