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Thanks-giving was a low-key event for us this year. We had a few members of the family and some friends over on Thanksgiving Day to do the turkey thang. We may be a minority, but we like to celebrate Halloween in October and Thanksgiving in November. We don’t start decorating for Christmas until December. That’s just the way we roll. more
Stephen, the subject of our title was a remarkable man, in the early decades of the first century. His name is derived from the Greek word, Stephanos, meaning “crown” (The Int. Std. Bible Ency. … more
The tune is instantly recognizable. I associate it with patriotic parades, black-and-white newsreels and pickup trucks covered in bunting that cruise around courthouse squares blaring slogans like … more
Two Walker County Sheriff's deputies were killed in September 1952 while attempting to search for illegal liquor at a Jasper residence.Frank Harbison, 26, and Herman Treece, 47, were shot on Sept. 13 … more
On April 10, 1968, the Daily Mountain Eagle published a composite wire photo of two professional baseball players in uniform on Opening Day — their National Guard uniform.Pete Richert, a pitcher … more
What could be better than a picnic on a small patch of green grass on a sunny May day?How about if that family feast was on a mere few feet from a headstone?It sounds weird to anyone from … more
While going through old Mountain Eagles of a certain era, I have come across some version of this headline several times in recent months: "Eagle receives first cotton bloom."According to the June … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• I have to say I was impressed with Jasper High School's new medical tent, as described byn Sports Editor Johnathan Bentley Sunday in a story. We think many times … 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
Wyatt's class got to witness a bit of history on Monday when they took a field trip to see the Birmingham Barons take on the Biloxi Shuckers. It was a beautiful day for baseball, though the game … more
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