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Readers of the Walker County Times were surely amused by this item from the Nov. 12, 1953, edition.Walker County Sheriff Charles Harbison told the Times that he had been on his way to Cullman to pick … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...One of the most accepted pieces of gossip in Walker County has been that the Gorgas Plant would close in April. You've heard it. We've heard it. Everyone has heard … more
As a teenager, I worked part-time in my dad’s company, Builder’s Hardware, in Tampa, Florida. Fascinated by the forklift, I watched with envy as my older brothers and other employees unloaded … more
"The great war has ended," The Mountain Eagle reported on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1918.The big, bold headline went on for eight lines: "Germany surrenders and hostilities cease; Terms include evacuation … more
Well, in Alabama there is no doubt who is the dominant party. You could see 2-1 Republican margins throughout the area, no matter what the race. It was a landslide effect. I saw only two area … more
"The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and … more
Women's lib was the movement of the moment when the Daily Mountain Eagle published its annual Women's World special edition on Oct. 30, 1981.The theme was "A Woman's Touch," and Family Living Editor … more
I am at the apartment on vacation this week. There have been many nice things I could talk about, including a visit to the Alabama Department of Archives. more
Getting lost inside one of the reportedly most haunted places in the United States isn’t something that I ever planned on doing, but it is an experience that certainly happened to me this past weekend. more
Here is the scariest kind of Halloween story I like:A lady was alone at her home. She heard a scratching at the door. Then another. She walked to the door, opened it and saw a coffin standing right … more
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