September 24, 2021
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Contributions cut off to legislators during special session

Secretary of State John Merrill is pointing out that legislators, such as Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper, and state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, will not be able to accept contributions during the special session of the Alabama Legislature that begins on noon, Sept. 27. 

Ed Howell

COLUMN: Davis, Woods left as front runners in House race

Let's clean out the notebook (as it is still a busy time) ...
James Phillips

Foothills Festival a big positive for area

Foothills Festival 2021 is in the books, and what an event it was for Jasper and Walker County. More than 30,000 people converged …

From NYC to lake life

Hey, y’all! My name is Anne Freeze and this is my first column (column or musing, you decide) for the Daily Mountain Eagle.  I …


I read recently about the importance of stories, how they connect the living to the dead, people to the land. Here’s a story.Both of …
Ed Howell

COLUMN: Rowe's new position makes sense as rising star

Since I have been absent for a while, let's just clean out the notebook...

Lost in transit

You never know what you'll find on walks around our neighborhood.A few years ago, we were picking up aluminum cans and other trash and …

AP News
Across the nation
Probe of Southern Baptist sex abuse response moves forward

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Rev. Marshall Blalock feels the weight of his new responsibility. The South Carolina pastor serves as vice chair of a recently formed Southern Baptist …

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them

US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Around the globe
France's Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in what will be their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the …

Capsized river boat leaves 10 dead in southwest China

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns


Emmys vow a 'good time' after bleak year; 'Crown' may rule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for …

Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor: Pistol permit money should all remain with local departments

I’m very disappointed right now in our wonderful state. On Thursday, SB308 made it through the floor of the Alabama Senate. SB308 establishes a lifetime $300 pistol permit option for citizens, and …

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