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Keith Lewis, a former priest at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Jasper, was honored at T.R. Simmons Elementary School on Wednesday. A former POW who served in Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force, Lewis gives back by reading to Mrs. Barrera’s Pre-K class every Wednesday. He says reading to Pre-K children is what God has called him to do at this time in his life. more
A Jasper 12-year-old made a significant find at the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site in Union Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 14. “It was two reproductive cones — megasporophyll and microsporophyll — both of the same type of plant, a scale tree. They’re not incredibly rare, but it’s unusual that you see both on the same plate, especially with the megasporophyll leaves attached,” said Ashley Allen, president of the Alabama Paleontological Society. more
Shelby Luttrell is the picture of health as he lifts weights on a recent Friday afternoon. His facial expression — stoic, focused — is the same one he wore seven months ago when he was gripping a walker and struggling to put one foot in front of another in a hospital hallway. more
Mary Katherine Holloway of Decatur will represent Walker County at the Miss Alabama Pageant that will be held June 7-10 at Samford University’s Wright Center in Birmingham. Holloway is the … more
With more than 400 species of birds documented in the Yellowhammer State, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website calls Alabama “a birding paradise.” The same could be said of Walker County Lake, which is part of the West Alabama Birding Trail. more
"Celebrating Our Communities: Chapter 1," an exhibit celebrating the histories of Carbon Hill, Eldridge, Kansas, Nauvoo and Townley, opened at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center on Feb. 14. The exhibit will remain up through June 9. more
Young Celia McClellan had been told not to look at the nation’s handsome new president as she marched by on Jan. 20, 1961, but the temptation was too great. “We were told to look straight ahead. We didn’t move our heads, but we just had to glance up at President Kennedy. Everybody else said they did too,” she said in a recent phone interview. more
MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley’s Graceland continues to be a popular tourist attraction that is in the process of a $137 million expansion. Currently, visitors to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., are invited to tour Elvis’ home … more
For the first time in almost 10 years, Charlotte, N.C., has a Miss Charlotte. On Jan. 30, Allison Farris won the Miss Charlotte pageant and will represent the city of Charlotte at the Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 22-25 in Raleigh, … more
Beautiful sunny days make it feel like summer is here. Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, these warm days filled with sunshine help to energize people and excitement for what the summer months … more
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