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Mother Nature must have gotten anxious this year. Summer doesn’t officially arrive for three more weeks, but when I walked outside this afternoon it was hot enough to bake a can of biscuits on the … more
I never think seriously about owning a swimming pool until deep summer. Jilda has wanted one since we married in 1974. Each summer she does a mock whine, “Why don’t we get a pool?” I always … more
It was recently pointed out to me that the time I have been alive in the USA equals to about one third of the history of this country. This is computed by considering that from 1789 to 2018 totals … more
Boar's Butt, a once-popular Winfield barbecue restaurant, has found a new home in Jasper.Owners Bryan Colburn and Kenny Tranum opened Boar's Butt at 5 Points on June 5. Colburn is a former … more
Walker County Extension AgentIt is always about this time of year in our gardens and landscape where many of us notice a gradual decline in the color and appearance of many of our summer flowering … more
Walker Baptist Medical Center was recognized Wednesday by the American Heart Association with the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the … more
I wish this story had a happy ending, but it doesn’t. I got a text this morning from Texas. It was from the daughter of the elderly neighbor I wrote about a few weeks ago. He died this … 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

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center and The Deep South Cancer Foundation recently hosted  the first retreat for metastatic breast cancer survivors in this region. The participants included residents from Walker County.

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Mother’s Day is a special day that is worthy of a whole lot more than a simple news column. I remember very distinctly way back as a young child my Mom drug me out Christmas shopping and every … more
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