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I'm not much for the typical new year's resolution, for many are made and few are kept for any length of time. But, when I hear the word resolution I think most often of Ben Franklin. Many of his … more
Mother Nature had Walker County in an icy grip in January 1970.The area got its first snowfall of the year on Jan. 6. Highs for the week were in the mid 20s and temps dipped into the single digits at … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• We are going to have a number of swearing-in ceremonies, public and private, over the next few days, starting this afternoon. At today's Walker County Board of … more
             How great was King Solomon? So great that Jesus spoke of his glory and wisdom nearly a thousand years after his death (Mt. … more
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
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