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I’ve discovered that there are unwanted intruders in our home. They are not there to take our stereo or laptop. What these intruders are stealing is much more valuable – our time. Several … more

Camp McDowell recently hosted a leadership training day for the chapter FFA officers of the Walker County School System. Students from Cordova, Curry, Dora, Oakman and the Walker County Center of Technology participated in the event. State FFA President Will Aycock encouraged local chapter officers to step out of their comfort zone and to never be afraid to ask for help. The Walker County Farmers Federation sponsored the event. The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.


Becoming successful is a mysterious journey. Many would explain success by saying someone was at the right place at the right time. There may be some truth to this, but I think more often than not, it’s because of grit.

NASHVILLE - One place my family often visited when I was a child was Nashville, Tennessee, where I saw many of the major sites, including the music and history sites. Needing a quick getaway the other day, I decided to return on my own. I booked a Red Roof Inn on Exit 78 through Expedia over two nights, south of downtown. Not counting eats, I spent like $300 over three days. more
Food was not the only thing to be addressed before the arrival of winter. Adequate clothing and bedding were needed to survive the brutal winters. The house in which I was reared was not … more
We have an outstanding group of 4-H’ers and families who have been hard at work on their poultry projects since they received their two-day old chicks early this May. Our project will culminate on … more
Assistant manager Jessica Taylor, left, and manager Jenna Woodley, right, present a cake to the Walker County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 11 to honor public safety officials on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Cash Express CEO Garry McNabb said in a statement Cash Express employees nationally honor first responders on this day as a "simple but meaningful" way to thank and salute them, in recalling the "heroism and selfishness" shown by first responders during the attack. more
SUMITON – Richard Broadhead has repaired large and small equipment for over 30 years. Now, he and his wife Starla have decided to utilize his skills in their own business. Earlier in 2019, J.E.S. … more
Zaxby's "Insane Music Tour" is coming to Jasper on Thursday.Country artist Jordan Rager will be performing a free 30-minute concert at the Jasper Zaxby's along Highway 78 East at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, … more
Jilda and I wrote a song with our friend Tracy Lea Reynolds several years ago entitled Look on the Bright Side. In the past, when we performed the song at festivals and coffee house, it seemed to … more
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