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Are you as tired of making New Year’s resolutions and then breaking them as I am?  My resolutions were actually very simple … get my garage organized, get in shape, and lose some … more
Small country churches were established in almost all of the small communities by different denominations. Often, alongside the buildings would be a cemetery to bury those who wished to be affiliated … more
I remember the day my first column ran in the Mountain Eagle. It was in January 2007. Brian Kennedy, who was the editor then, had told me it would run on the front page of the Lifestyles … more
When I was young the majority of the country churches had cemeteries and a special Sunday set aside to decorate the graves and have a homecoming for families and friends who had loved ones buried … more

Signs of Christmas are everywhere. In Cordova, the Long House Wedding and Event Venue is draped in evergreen boughs. Also in Cordova, the Whatley family has decorated a Christmas tree on McCrory Street. In downtown Jasper, a vacant storefront has been turned into a scene of Wise Men journeying from the east, and scarves adorn light poles and benches. Students in Mrs. Tasha Grace's kindergarten class at Lupton Jr. High School distributed over 40 scarves around the Walker County Courthouse Square on Monday for anyone stuck outside in the cold. The students donated new or gently used scarves for the service project instead of exchanging Christmas gifts this year. At Harbor Chase, Crimson Blu is ready to go for a sleigh ride. 

The dull dreary outdoor weather also makes for dull dreary conditions inside our homes.  It always seems to happen about this time of year while we are waiting for the warm spring weather to … more
I noticed a change in the light that crept in our bedroom around the window blinds this morning. The sound of early morning traffic passing in front of our house was different too. It seemed muted … more
In the early years of my life I recall that my Dad was always booked solid throughout the summer to conduct Gospel Meetings. The majority of them required him to be away from home for the duration of … more
Doyce Briscoe was born one year after the end of World War I, which many hoped would be the war to end all wars. Because it was not, Briscoe spent three years serving as a naval dental officer during … more
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season on behalf of the Walker County Extension Staff. One of the first things that comes to mind … more
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