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Area officials converged on the courthouse square in downtown Jasper Saturday afternoon to unveil a branding initiative for Walker County. more
Tax Day may have fallen on April 18 this year, but Americans had to work until April 24, on average, just to pay their federal, state and local taxes for the year according to the Tax Foundation, which calculates Tax Freedom Day each year. But Californians will not see their Tax Freedom Day until tomorrow, April 30, as the Golden State has one of the largest tax burdens in the nation. more
When Senate Joint Resolution 39, the so-called “religious freedom” proposal, died in a Missouri House committee on Wednesday, the key vote came from an unexpected source, Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford. more
I opened a wooden jewelry box this week that has been a fixture on my desk for 40 years. I was looking for an old pocketknife, but what I found was a piece of paper that represented a milestone in my life. The jewelry box was a gift I bought … more
When moving into an area, there are a handful of questions that come up fairly often. “Have you found a house?” “What schools are your kids in?” In the South, the one question you get more than most is, “Where do you go to … more
A state tax break that has significantly affected the renovations of several historic buildings in the Birmingham area will be eliminated if lawmakers in the Senate cannot agree to extend the program. more
There are few days that have remained etched into our minds, but for the people of Walker County, April 27, 2011, is one of those days. A widespread tornado outbreak hit Alabama that day, with 62 … more
About a month ago, Zac and I had a Friday night to ourselves. When he got off work, I asked him to meet me at Long Memorial United Methodist Church, where I was taking pictures of the Good Friday cross draped in a black shroud. He waited … more
Does Canada really believe that it’s not at war with ISIS? more
“It’s my job to call balls and strikes,” John Roberts told a Senate committee at his confirmation hearings to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. more
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