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April 1974 is best remembered locally for the tornado that struck downtown Jasper, but I found several equally newsworthy stories while perusing the bound volume this week. I'll get to the … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • It almost escaped us, but Wednesday was such a nice, sunny day at lunch. But then I came back to the office and I thought April 3 sounded so familiar. Than … more
Earlier this week my boyfriend and I had a discussion about needless things that I tend to keep that probably should be thrown away. more
Two criminals were crucified with Jesus on Good Friday. They hung in naked shame and agony on cruel crosses for approximately six hours. Both blasphemed Jesus at first, spewing vicious insults His way. Their names were not recorded. more
True Southern ladies are a rare breed. One of Cordova's left this world last week.This week I'm reprinting an article from 2010 on Elaine Stewart, who passed away March 21 after a long, valiant … more
Walker County Nick Smith has become the Energizer Bunny of public officials, creating programs, hiring officials and taking action like FDR creating the New Deal in his 100 days. His Facebook pages … more
Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13I want to begin this morning with the passage we read from the book of Deuteronomy found in our Old Testament.  To put this passage in context, it is after the … more
"Sell Walker County every day in every way everywhere we go" was a winning sentiment for 16-year-old Christie W. Summers III in March 1953. Summers, a junior at Walker County High School, won the … more
 Let's clean out the notebook ... • First, I have to let you know that the story on Thomas Ward last Sunday was actually a package, and we decided to make the second story a web-only … more
For the past few weeks, while dogging the rain, I have trekked into the mud of my flower beds waiting to see all if all of my long lost plant friends have returned for the year. You don’t realize how much you miss the flowers until you are in the heart of a cold winter. Everything is dreary and dull. Sometimes you just need a little color to change your perspective. But the reality is that no matter how pretty the flowers are, they only last for a season. Growth comes quick and brilliant and life is great for that season and then growth dies down and things span their time and the pruning season starts all over. more
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