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Reed, Smith, Aderholt, Adair close to avoiding opponents

Qualifying for the May 24 party primaries is now going into the last week, with Sen. Greg Reed, Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt and Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair close to winning another term without opposition, save for write-in votes or independent bids in November.

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The name game

I did a double take the other day when I looked at some paperwork I had just been handed. Since I married Zac, I've encountered Cohron …

Best used-by dates

Dear Heloise: For all groceries that I store in my kitchen cupboards or refrigerator, I check the expiration date and write it on the …

Nest boxes will attract beautiful bluebirds

I remember 1977 very well even though I was only nine years old. If for no other reason, I remember it because it was the year that …
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Don't get satisfied with religion and miss a Savior

We went to Virginia Beach. Having lived in Alabama most of our lives, we had never spent much time on the East Coast. But then we …

Building a foundation

Life in Walker County has been made immeasurably better in the past 25 years because of the Walker Area Community Foundation.Because …
Ed Howell

COLUMN: DME cares about elections, candidates

This is the 150th year anniversary of the Daily Mountain Eagle. We have been covering elections since Ulysses S. Grant defeated Horace …

AP News
Across the nation
Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.

Biden sending more COVID tests to schools to keep them open

US consumer prices soared 7% in past year, most since 1982

Former Senate leader Harry Reid to lie in state at Capitol

Biden challenges Senate on voting: 'Tired of being quiet!'

Poll Question of the Week
Christmas is less than two weeks away! Have you finished your shopping list yet?

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Around the globe
NATO, Russia to hold more high-level talks despite tensions

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military organization and Russia have agreed to try to schedule more meetings, despite tensions over Moscow's …

Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

UK's Johnson apologizes for attending lockdown party

Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware

Kazakh president: Forces can shoot to kill to quell unrest

Entertainment

Grand Ole Opry under fire for Morgan Wallen performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Morgan Wallen stepped on country music's most historic and storied stage over the weekend, a sign that many interpreted as the Grand Ole Opry giving the troubled star …

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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