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I had a visit from state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, and we conversed on a number of things. It is clear that his number one priority right now is to save the hospital in Winston County, which is set to close in Haleyville. He was rather proud of Winston County officials and residents, as they all seem united to try to do whatever they can to save the hospital. It should be pointed out the hospital isn’t even in his district, but he is quite concerned enough that this appears to be his top issue at the moment. more
The last week of the year is my time for reflection. It gives me a chance to review the past year and plan for the new one. It’s easy to get wrapped up by the little hassles that fill my plate each day and forget about the big things that make me happy. That’s why it’s essential to calibrate my life map each New Year. more
I have a confession — I judge books by their cover. Without this finely honed system based on snap judgments, I might never have read my favorite book of 2017. I had so many questions about the title character of “Lillian Boxfish Takes a … more
Let’s clean out the notebook... • Jasper attorneys Eddie Jackson and Richard Fikes of Jackson, Fikes, Hood and Brakefield had a big victory in Hamilton on Dec. 18. According to the Journal Record in Hamilton, Circuit Judge John Bentley ruled … more
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many. With the stress and struggles that life throws at us, finding the Christmas spirit can be particularly difficult. more
Last Monday when we arrived for our weekly yoga class, the parking lot of the community center was full. When we went inside, we learned that one of the local merchants had rented the center for the evening for their annual Christmas party. more
A curious advertisement has appeared in several issues of The Tennessean newspaper this month. The message “thy will be done” is printed in white on a black background. more
This is the Christmas where I lost a dear piece of furniture — which seems perfect for this strange Christmas season. more
Holiday tunes are everywhere. It’s not to the point where Christmas music is played year-round, but it definitely gets its time to shine. One Birmingham radio station was already playing holiday favorites by Halloween. more
We have bookshelf speakers on our great-room mantle and a component stereo system in the corner. In the cabinet is a CD player, a cassette deck, and a record player. We have Christmas music in all three formats. Each December, we pull them out and dust them off. If you walk up to our door during daylight hours, you’ll likely hear old familiar Christmas melodies drifting from those speakers. more
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