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In my humble opinion, the most enjoyable and sometimes even humorous aspects of home gardening is not necessarily growing those two pound tomatoes, or fifty pound plus watermelons, or even the prize … more
Life is a water pipe. It may be hard to wrap your mind around this, but it’s true. It will take a little “splaining” but bear with me.This past week the sun and blue sky made me feel like it … more
Around 1982, Joe Staggs, Bob Lee, and myself were trustees of Oakman Elementary School. We were in search of a new principal after the untimely death of Leo Guthrie who was a former principal. The … more
I had to cover a city council meeting in Sumiton yesterday. Sometimes it’s hard for me to face that kind of work without a stiff drink, so I stopped in The Blend Coffee Shop to buy some … more
EDUCATIONLast week I wrote that I am interested in learning as much about the more than 120 old school building that once provided an education for Walker County students. Since that time I have had … more
Veterans, local clergy and members of the public gathered on Thursday evening, Feb. 14 at the American Legion Woods-Smith Post 9 to honor the memory of the ''Four Chaplains" sometimes referred to as … more

Local dignitaries served a special Valentine's Day meal of spaghetti and meatballs to Harbor Chase residents on Thursday. The servers for the day included Walker County Schools Superintendent Joel Hagood, Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair, Walker County Probate Judge A. Lee Tucker, Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith, Chief Deputy Anthony Leach, Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe, Jasper Fire Chief David Clark and Assistant Fire Chief Alan Clark.  

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If you are like me and you share my love of onions, you may be wondering if you can grow your favorite varieties right in your home garden. I keep onions on hand just about all the time and use them … more
Garden fever has been bad this year. It started in January when the Gurney Seed catalog arrived in the mail the same day as the Stark Bros catalog. The next day Burpee and American Meadow catalogs … more
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