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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 other parts of the country. But it happens just about … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... This is a special edition, you might say, as a number of items were left over from the Walker County Republican Party meeting last week. To expedite things on a … more
Let's clean out the folder ...• I won't kid you; I am nervous as I type this because, well, you are now starting to receive a Daily Mountain Eagle that is being done on new systems that are being … more
Shooting a good photograph can be difficult. It seems like it should be an easy task, but there are many variables that go into getting that perfect picture. more
A dozen Dora businesses went up in flames on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1925.  The fire was the third to strike Dora in two years and took out most of the business section, which had escaped the … more
In 1851, a wedding brought 12 women together at the Mt. Ida Plantation in Talladega County to make a floral album quilt for the bride and groom. The plantation, like the Old South, is gone. It burned to the ground in 1956 after being struck by … more
Several years ago a brother giving the Wednesday evening invitation told a story about the greatest epitaph a person could have written on their tombstone. The remarks about the deceased simply read … more
Working at a news organization, you get used to criticism — lots of criticism. more
Several readers have mentioned to me in recent days that my lack of a column over the last two weeks was a bit of a disappointment for them. Jerome Wassmann, a former publisher of the Daily Mountain Eagle, was one of the people who mentioned my … more
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