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My Uncle Pete drove into our yard in Whiting, Indiana one Saturday during the summer of 1956. He and Aunt Myra were riding in a shiny new Mercury Monterey. The paint was sky blue, and I’d never seen a more beautiful car. He parked the Mercury … more
Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Eagle in 2014. Facebook crazes come and go as quickly as the wind changes, it seems. A while back, there was the equivalent of an old-fashioned chain mail asking Facebook folks to list their 10 … more
April is Confederate History Month by proclamation of the Governor and The Alabama Board of Education. Each year the Major John C. Hutto Camp and the Jefferson Lovell Chapter of the UDC commemorate our Confederate American veterans by placing flowers and a Confederate flag wreath at our Confederate American Veteran's monument. The flowers and wreath memorial have been part of the local Confederate veteran commemoration for decades. more
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
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