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The West Wing of the White House is a busy place. Aides scurry from room to room, briefing folders tucked under arm, as doors open and close down hallways where meetings are convened to consider policy that impacts the nation’s future. It is a scene of intense activity and sober discussions, as President Donald Trump’s team moves to pass legislation to repeal Obamacare, simplify the tax code, and boost spending for America’s military. more
There are memories from my childhood that faded with time, but some are as fresh as cut flowers. One such memory is of my great grandmother working in her tiny kitchen. more
Most Southerners associate the Milo’s brand with two things — hamburgers and sweet tea. Pay attention the next time you pull a gallon of your favorite Milo’s flavor off a Walmart shelf and you’ll notice a third — women-owned. During … more
I can remember when Bucky Rizzo and I interviewed then-state Rep. Robert Bentley on the radio here in Jasper in 2010 as he was running for governor. He was a congenial conservative who made a nice impression. When he left, Bucky and I turned to each … more
I wonder what happened to UFOs? When I was younger, people around the world reported seeing them in the sky. Those living in Alabama and Mississippi trailer parks had a front row seat. Maybe the crafts used magnets for propulsion and metal … more
In recent months, I have watched some outstanding films. Some of my favorites that I have seen this year include “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hidden Figures,” “Logan,” and “Fences.” All those … more
As a young man, Stan Brock was crushed by a horse while working on a ranch in a remote area of South America. The nearest medical help was 26 days away. Later in life, Brock told his story to an American astronaut, who replied that the nearest … more
“The Hope Clinic is a godsend.” Irene Brown, a Hope Clinic patient quoted by the Daily Mountain Eagle in 2010 Hope Clinic has been an asset to Walker County for more than a decade, saving countless lives during that time. The free health … more
The revitalization of downtown Jasper is really happening! With the guidance of Main Street Al- abama’s 4-point Approach of Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Vitality, the heart of our city and county is coming back to life. more
If you like to talk to tomatoes or if a squash can make you smile, then you probably have a kid in your life who loves “VeggieTales.” Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and their pals appeared … more
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