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In the tradition of starting a new year by making lists about the last one, let's take a look back at the top 10 stories from 35 years ago. We'll start with number 10 from the special section … more
First of all, let me say I hope you had a restful holiday. I had soreness in the shoulders and neck (thank you, Bioflex) and I was a little blue and irritable at times this past month, but God gave … more
The Mountain Eagle readers were surely ready to see the old year go as they picked up their paper on Dec. 30, 1954.The death of William Allen Naramore, 70, on Dec. 21 had come as a shock to many. … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• I noted with interest the Jasper City Council's decision to side with Airport Road residents to turn down a zoning proposal that would have led to a $6 million, … more
Eddie Sartain stepped off a plane in Birmingham on Dec. 19, 1970, and started scanning the crowd for a face he had never seen.His daughter, Sandy, would turn 9 months old on Christmas Day. She had … more
Merry Christmas! Let's clean out the notebook ... • The fire in Carbon Hill certainly took a ton of manpower and man hours, and it has led to a lot of tongue wagging as to what happened. I … more
In 1943, Minneapolis Minnesota’s Alcoholics Anonymous area group started keeping detailed records of those who came to their meetings for at least three months. They followed people that stayed at least 90 days over the next 3 years. Compared to today’s recovery rates (somewhere between 8 and 12 percent reported by addiction specialists), the recovery rates were remarkably good — in fact, they were outstanding. more
 A simple question that most anyone would answer in the affirmative. “Of course, I love the Lord” someone might say. Another question now would be do you love the Lord the way he has told … more
The poor condition of our roads and highways is a favorite topic of local conversation today. It seems that our forbears had similar gripes in 1955."We're paying the price for 25 years of … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • The local school enrollment figures are interesting for revealing how Hispanic enrollment has surged. Up to 1999, there were virtually no Hispanic students. … more
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