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I personally can think of nothing that strikes more terror in the hearts of more people than snakes do. Most people have known me long enough to know that I am very fond of the outdoors and of … more
I had a memory drift today. One moment I was stopped at the red light on Highway 78 at the Bryan Road intersection in Sumiton, and the next I hung a right down memory lane. A blinking bank sign … more
Since I have started writing about the early schools in Walker County I have received a volume of information regarding old schools, many of which I had no knowledge that they existed. I am in the … more
Artificially warmed incubators fitted with beeping, whirring, life monitoring electronics filled the room. Just enough space between each to permit specialized neonatal nurses to keep close tabs on … more
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.   

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