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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.  

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
EDUCATION In the past weeks I have written about religion as I remember it while growing up and now how it appears to have changed.  Beginning today I will switch topics and look at the changes … more
Barry and Pat Edwards would like to announce their 50th wedding anniversary on February 15, 2019. They have one son, Heath Edwards of Carbon Hill. They will celebrate with a reception on Saturday, … more
ARLEY — Environmental educator Steve Trash reminded Meek students that "Mother Nature's rules rule" during an appearance at Meek High School on Monday."Mother Nature recycles everything — the … more
There are a few plants which I really feel like most any local landscape should not be without. One of these plants is azaleas. While I am a big fan of native plants and I realize most of our … more
The sky this winter has been remarkable. Yes, there have been days when the clouds were ash grey, but on other days the color at sunset took my breath away. Maybe it has always been this way, and I … more
Religion has gone through a vast change in the past 80 years. Worship services themselves have gone through a significant change. I recall that it was customary, when a prayer was led, that the one … more

An opening reception for “Celebrating Our Communities: Chapter 3” was held Thursday at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center. The exhibit includes artifacts from Farmstead, Jasper, Manchester, Thach and Saragossa. Examples include a model of the Drummond Company dragline Ol Tobe II, a throw from the Saragossa Fire Department, a model of the Walker County Courthouse (1908-1932), and a syrup pitcher from Uncle Mort’s. The exhibit will remain open through June 14.

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