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For 40 years, I have lived a lie. Any time that I have ever been asked about the area where I grew up, I have always responded by talking about Empire, Alabama, fondly and describing it as just about … more
Last week's column ended with a quick mention of the 1953 Turkey Day classic.I had never heard of this Walker County tradition until a few years ago. My intent was to trace its history this week, but … more
Let’s clean out the notebook…• Oakman City Council’s decision to raise its sales tax, thus making its overall tax charged in the town 10 cents when state and county is included, is … more
For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing – lunch at my grandparents' house. As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and … more
Capstone Rural Health is the lead agent for a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Plan (RCORP) Planning Grant award.  Despite this mouthful of … more
From our two previous articles, Stephen was introduced by Luke as "a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit." His evangelistic work was unknown, until he and six others were summoned and selected … more
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
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