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A U.S. Marine based in Walker County works behind the scenes to free the country from a tyrant's grip in "Storms of Tyranny," a new book from first-time author C.J. Clark.Clark, a Florida resident … more
I have finally figured out what to do with my old tennis racket.  I still have it back from the “old college days” when I used to consider myself at least semi-athletic.  One look at my … more
This is a great time of year for walking. Each day we notice things we hadn’t noticed the day before. This week Jilda pointed to a small dogwood tree down in the hollow enjoying a shaft of morning … more
Last week I gave a brief sketch of the early Superintendents of Education in Walker County, but space limitations prevented my listing all of them. Today I will give the names and years they served … more
Jasper Main Street’s members, partnerships and contributors are found other places than just the downtown district.  Not only do I lead Mike around downtown, but I lead him all over … more

Habitat for Humanity volunteers were in Parrish this week to make several major repairs to a veteran's home. The structure, an old gas station on Main Drive that has been converted into a residence, needed a new roof, wood replaced on an exterior wall and a new coat of paint. The volunteers were students at the University of Illinois and members of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.   

The excess rainfall while being good for growing grass, has led to some problems in home lawns. Lawn diseases, especially those caused by fungi, are expected to be very common this year in and around … more
One morning last week as we walked, I saw something in the barnyard that caught my attention. It was a shard of cobalt blue glass from an old Noxzema jar. Some people rented the farm in the early … more
In recent columns I have written about early schools in Walker County and intend to continue to do so. Today, however, I would like to shed a little history on the early men who served as … more
The recent round of tornados and storms certainly brought about a reality check to this holiday season. It is at times like this that we should all take time to remember and to offer assistance to … more
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