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The hot seat that President Lyndon Johnson found himself on in November 1967 happened to be a pew. The priest putting him on the spot was the Reverend Dr. Cotesworth Pinckney Lewis, the first rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Jasper.

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The editorial staff of The Daily Northwestern, the student newspaper at Northwestern University, made everyone unhappy with the paper's response to a protest that took place when Jeff Sessions … more
I have been reluctant to say anything, thinking most people might not care to read about this. But so many of you have asked about my eyesight, or even said you have prayed for me, that I thought I … more
Always be the best possible version of yourself because one day when you leave this world, what will you have to show other than the way you treated others. more
One of the Devil’s biggest weapons in his bag of dirty tricks is condemnation. To condemn means “to pronounce to be guilty, to sentence to punishment, or to pass judgment against.” Satan is … more
The 1996 Veterans Day Parade featured a special tribute to Congressman Tom Bevill, who had announced in December 1995 that he was retiring after 30 years in D.C.Bevill, a veteran of World War II and … more

With qualifying ending Friday, we are now entering the 2020 election season in earnest, with the March 3 primaries only a few months away. But the landscape is unsettled, led by the national drama dominated by President Trump and fueled by early changes in the wind. 

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The year that I was born, 1938, the grocery bill was not as costly as today, especially in the country where people grew a substantial amount of the food that they ate. There were staples such as … more

My grandfather was Jim Orville Phillips, a longtime resident of east Walker County who was better known as “Sharky” to most anybody. He was simply known as PaPaw to me, and he was my hero.

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In this, the second column from City Hall, we will continue in the realm of licensing and discuss peddler licenses and when they would be required.

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