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Walker County Nick Smith has become the Energizer Bunny of public officials, creating programs, hiring officials and taking action like FDR creating the New Deal in his 100 days. His Facebook pages … more
Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13I want to begin this morning with the passage we read from the book of Deuteronomy found in our Old Testament.  To put this passage in context, it is after the … more
"Sell Walker County every day in every way everywhere we go" was a winning sentiment for 16-year-old Christie W. Summers III in March 1953. Summers, a junior at Walker County High School, won the … more
 Let's clean out the notebook ... • First, I have to let you know that the story on Thomas Ward last Sunday was actually a package, and we decided to make the second story a web-only … more
For the past few weeks, while dogging the rain, I have trekked into the mud of my flower beds waiting to see all if all of my long lost plant friends have returned for the year. You don’t realize how much you miss the flowers until you are in the heart of a cold winter. Everything is dreary and dull. Sometimes you just need a little color to change your perspective. But the reality is that no matter how pretty the flowers are, they only last for a season. Growth comes quick and brilliant and life is great for that season and then growth dies down and things span their time and the pruning season starts all over. more
She was mangy and scared to death when we first laid eyes on her. This black pit bull mix that had found its way into our yard was malnourished, neglected, and had obviously been abused. She was petrified of me and my family and yet was desperate for food and water. more
A potentially tricky situation arose a few years ago when Sheriff John Mark Tirey announced that he would step down a few months before his fifth term was set to end.It was not clear who would … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • Well, the 10-cent gas tax increase is now the law. Frankly, I wasn't thrilled with the process but after talking with House members last week, I think I feel … more
The words of our title from the KJV, are found in James 5:11, “Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.” James sets forth in verses 7-11, three illustrations of patience, in verse 7 the husbandman, secondly, in verse 10, the prophets of old, and thirdly, in verse 11, the champion of Patience, the man Job. The only other mention of him, outside the Book of Job is in Ezekiel 14:14, 20 where listed with, Noah and Daniel; men of righteousness. more
The upcoming wrestling debut/retirement match of publisher James Phillips must have been on my mind as I was flipping through the volume of 1934 newspapers this week.I stopped on a headline in the … more
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