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How many kids today do you think are forced to take castor oil? My Dad said that was the remedy of choice as he was growing up, and he had to endure taking many doses before he learned not to … more

Some days are etched on my brain like prison tattoos. For example, I know within a few feet of where I was sitting just after lunch on Nov. 22, 1963. I'd finished lunch and drifted into the stone gym behind the old Dora High School building. I was sitting in the bleachers about midway up. 

One group of plants that I am particularly fond of especially around this time of year are the holiday cacti. There are a couple notable holiday cacti that are often confused with one another and … more

Daily Mountain Eagle - Rick Watson

Contractors work on Sumiton Main Street project

Contractors began work on the new Sumiton Main Street project this week. Workers started on the west end near the park and will proceed toward the post office in coming days.The low bid for the project came from Powe General Contractor in Hanceville with a bid of $425,996. The Sumiton City Council approved the first stages of the project back in May.


I had a good time meeting one of Mike’s former students, now friend, in Downtown Jasper this week. Mike just calls him that sweet guy Noah, but you and I know him as the PetSmart Guy; 


DORA — Characters that Tim Hollis created as a child will come to life on a web TV series that will debut next year.


What a difference eighty years can make! Between now and the end of the month there will be a shopping blitz that will empty a lot of pockets as food is bought for Thanksgiving feasts and the “Black Friday” frenzy. 


Last year, I took my great-nephew Jordan to the Carl Elliott Regional Library in Jasper to get his first library card.

One of the best ways that I know of to battle winter blues is with indoor house plants. more
As I do very little grocery shopping, when I was in Walmart comparing prices I was struck by the difference in merchandising today compared to when I worked in our local country store. Then, the … more
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