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Ashley Garrett Waid’s career path has been an untraditional one. But she says that suits her — and her family — just fine. The Walker High grad attended the University of Montevallo and spent eight years teaching first-grade in Bibb County. But nowadays she occupies the CEO’s office at the Tuscaloosa YMCA, the first woman ever to hold the position. more
Bevill State Community College has announced a new entrepreneur program that has brought city business leaders together to encourage job growth and community investment. The new program, described as an entrepreneur training course, will provide an opportunity for 20 individuals this fall to understand the entrepreneurial mind-set and learn valuable business skills to start their own business. more
Steve Flowers, a former state legislator and current political columnist in Alabama, was the guest speaker at Monday’s Kiwanis Club of Jasper meeting. Flowers, whose column appears each Tuesday in the Eagle, spoke on his long association with politics in Alabama. His book, ‘Of Goats & Governors,’ is currently on sale. more
A preliminary accident report has revealed the cause of death of a Jasper coal miner. The report filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration said preshift examiner Marius “Slick” Shepherd, 32, suffered a fatal head injury at Oak Grove Mine last Monday. more
Jasper’s entertainment district is being pointed to by restaurants and officials alike as a major reason for the success of new restaurants and ongoing festivals downtown. The entertainment … more
Technology has changed many things in the newspaper industry since Jerry Geddings went to work in the Daily Mountain Eagle’s advertising department in 1970, but it has found no substitute for a … more
By ED HOWELL Daily Mountain Eagle Officials and businesses have noticed the increased traffic in downtown Jasper that has been created by restaurants in the entertainment district. Mayor … more
Janie Wilson, owner of Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza in Jasper, which had operated for years tucked away at a strip mall above the Walmart Supercenter, opened downtown the first week of May, … more
Daily Mountain Eagle A 5-year-old Gypsy Vanner named Badonkadonk is now part of the EASI Ranch family. EASI, a local therapeutic riding center, placed fifth in the LexLin Gypsy Ranch’s fourth annual Gypsy Gift contest. Seventy-eight … more
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is warning parents to be involved and communicate with their children this summer in order to prevent underage use of alcohol or tobacco. In Alabama, individuals must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic … more
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