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Like most people my age, I started doing chores early in life. Some tasks were more enjoyable than others. It seems like as soon as I could stand unassisted and understand the words my mama said, I had daily chores — hauling scuttles full of … more
For most of the last week, the Ultimate Fair took over the old airport in Jasper. The fair, which included around 20 rides, featured everything from pig racing and monster truck rides to a petting zoo and pony rides. Carnival cuisine, such as … more
Memorial Day is a great way to start the summer season. But, before hitting the lake or firing up the grill, take time to stop and think about the day and the reason we celebrate it. There are two Memorial Day ceremonies set for Monday morning in … more
Over the past few weeks, I’ve read social media posts and reports regarding allegations made against the Walker County Humane and Adoption Center, and I would like to share my experiences at both the county and city animal shelters. In my two … more
Since moving back to Jasper a few weeks ago, our family has lived in an area hotel as we awaited a closing date on our new home. This is not our first rodeo as a family actually living in a hotel. When we moved to Mississippi several years ago, … more
Each time I hear someone mention the year 1966, an image of a Chevrolet Chevelle develops in my mind like a Polaroid picture. Chevy started building the Chevelle Super Sport in 1964. The first two years they were beautiful cars, but designers got it … more
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Eagle in 2013. Way back in the days of yore, there was a high-tech (for the time) craze known as Magic Lanterns. Long before the days of electricity, it was the great-granddaddy of today’s … more
Branding and slogans are new things for Walker County. In the past couple of weeks, our community has held two different branding unveilings, giving us an identity with “Walker County: We Can Do That” and promoting the historic county seat in … more
As is evident from the signs popping up all over Walker County, campaign season for municipal elections is officially here. While signs, billboards, radio ads and good old fashioned word of mouth are great ways to advertise; the local newspaper … more
Planting seeds. That’s something I have done for most of my life. Before starting to school, Grandma Watson (my great grandmother) lived next door, and I visited almost every day. My mom would stand on the front porch sipping coffee while I … more
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