May 9, 2021
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Don't fall back: Alabama seeks permanent daylight saving

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Legislators have voted to to permanently switch Alabama to daylight saving time if the U.S. Congress authorizes it. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted …

James Phillips

Documentary shows scope of DME production

The Daily Mountain Eagle recently commemorated the April 27, 2011, tornadoes and their aftermath by releasing a feature-length …

Our View: Justice center a major positive for Walker County

Plans for a new courthouse annex in downtown Jasper to be known as the Walker County Justice Center were announced in late …
Steve Flowers

Some Legislative Issues

The 2020 legislative regular session is wrapping up. After this week’s two-days of meeting days, only one final legislative day …
Daniel L. Gardner

America is not a racist country

Is America a racist country? Oddly enough, two people of color with high positions in government, but on opposite political sides, …
Ben Godwin

Avoiding the isolation trap

One of Satan’s biggest traps we must avoid is isolation. We were not designed to live in solitude but to interact in a network of …

Tallulah Leads to Heidi and Bill

What hangs on my walls are for the most part local Jasper artists and other Alabama artists’ works whom I’ve come to love.
AP News
Across the nation
Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher disarms her

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities …

Some Republicans worry voting limits will hurt the GOP, too

US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

US parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children

Around the globe
Support grows for IP waiver on virus vaccines; snags remain

GENEVA (AP) — France joined the United States on Thursday in supporting an easing of patent and other protections on COVID-19 vaccines that could help poorer countries get more doses and speed …

UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot

Doctors in Nepal warn of major crisis as virus cases surge

Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

US citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife


Jhené Aiko, Saweetie to perform on AAPI advocacy TV special

NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhené Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American …

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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