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September 26, 2022
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Dora paying extra on clubhouse debt to pay off by next year

DORA - The Dora City Council voted Thursday, Sept. 22, to pay extra on its general obligation bond for the Horse Creek Golf Course clubhouse, with the goal of paying it off early next year. 

Sports
Viewpoints
Paper currency carries germs
Dear Heloise: In a study done in 2017, researchers found, after they swabbed a one dollar bill from a bank in New York City, that our paper currency carries about 3,000 different types of bacteria on …
You have been and always will be my friend: a tribute to Buddy Beasley
The only way I could begin to write this was to use that quote from Leonard Nimoy as Spock in "Star Trek II: the Wrath of Kahn."" This article is about one of greatest human beings I have ever known …
OPINION: Legislature’s investment in water and sewer projects already paying dividends for Alabama communities
When Governor Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate hundreds of millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act …
Selling stuff online is the new garage sale
 August 13 is apparently National Garage Sale Day. I don’t know who invented it, but more power to them. We live in modern times though, and selling your unwanted stuff online can be way more …
Alabama State Board of Education lowers teacher standards
The Alabama State Board of Education (ALBOE) voted to lower the passing score on the state teacher certification examination. On Tuesday, July 12, ALBOE members decided to change the previous …
Comparing two icons of freedom
The Statue of Liberty is an icon of our political freedom. 
The Cross is an icon of our spiritual freedom.The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to seal national friendship.The Cross was a …

Obituaries
Obituaries
Euna Mae Gambrell
Euna Mae Gambrell, 95, of Jasper, peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was blessed by God to have lived as she would like to say, "Ninety Five, and a …
Kevin Tidwell
Kevin Tidwell, 44, of Jasper passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571
Dee Anne Dover
Dee Anne Dover, 82, of Jasper, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital.Family will be receiving friends on Monday, September 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., at …
Dean Martin
Dean Martin, 69, of Jasper, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, …
Richard Lee Summers
Richard Lee Summers of Jasper, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the age of 58. He was a loving husband and a friend to all. He had a natural ability to turn a sad situation into a happy …
Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pineview Landfill must close in 2025

Seventy years is a lifetime. After decades of calling this area home, it is sad for me to think that my kids and grandkids will only know Sumiton and Dora as where the dump is.

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