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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
The Gospel of John is unique from the “synoptic Gospels” (Matthew, Mark and Luke), so called due to their similar content. The synoptics cover many of the same miracles, parables and events of … more
A first-person account of traveling around Walker County on the Carl Elliott Regional Library's bookmobile appeared in the Dec. 4, 1968, edition of the Daily Mountain Eagle.The unnamed author, … more
Let’s clean out the notebook …• I found it odd, at least through Tuesday, that no one had mentioned with the death of President George H.W. Bush that his family represented the second time in … more
It is a well-established fact that New York stock broker Bill Wilson and Akron, Ohio, physician Dr. Robert Smith (affectionately referred to as Dr. Bob) are considered the founding fathers of what was later to become Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). more
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