October 31, 2020
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Citizens complain on proposed mask ordinance

A number of citizens complained at the Jasper City Council work session Friday about the proposed mask ordinance that may be adopted Tuesday, saying they felt masks don't work and that it infringes upon their constitutional rights. 

Laura Pitts

Halloween will always be my holiday

Halloween is the holiday that seems to take forever to arrive and then quickly leaves just as soon as it is over.

Editorial: Both local amendments will help county

EDITORIAL: As we are now just days away from Tuesday's General Election, we would like to point your attention to that sometimes …

Smith: Local Amendment 2 benefits taxpayers more than current system

Retirement is a guarantee that all the years of hard work a person puts in isn’t all for naught when that person is either no longer …
Scott McCullar

Grace and cars are both undeserved

The rumors are true. Yes, I did receive a brand new 2020 Honda CRV for Pastor Appreciation Day from my wonderful First Baptist Church …
Ed Howell

Let's all be patient on Election Day

Let's clean out the notebook, election special as of Tuesday afternoon ... 
Steve Flowers

The election is less than a week away

Well, folks, it is finally here. The presidential race is next Tuesday. However, a good many Americans have already voted. True early …
AP News
Across the nation
Houston looks to boost turnout by offering 24-hour voting

HOUSTON (AP) — As rapper Bun B finished his late-night set during a drive-in concert to promote eight 24-hour polling places in and around Houston, he urged fans to go out into the night …

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

'Our heart breaks': South digs out from Zeta's wrath

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden

Around the globe
As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the …

Turkish health minister: 4 dead, 120 injured in earthquake

New arrest after France church attack, security tightened

Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam


'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "The Voice" co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media. Shelton and Stefani posted a picture Tuesday announcing the …

Letters to the Editor
Science is not a thing, it is a method of action 

Science is not a thing it is a method of action "Science is our salvation, and those who demean it should be sidelined" (Daily Mountain Eagle, August 1-2, 2020) is itself unscientific: science …

What happened to the outrage over George Floyd? 

Do not hold everyone else responsible for your insensitivity 

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