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One of the diseases that had an impact on my early life was leukemia. When I was very young, a girl who rode our school bus was diagnosed with it and soon died. Her parents were some of the … more
Cleaning out the old house has been on our to-do list since Reagan was in the White House. more

The sketch is simply titled “Home.” It’s an admirable effort but not particularly thought-provoking unless one knows that it was created by an inmate who may not get home for a long time or maybe never again. 

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. 

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