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February 28, 2021
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Chase Welborn named Dora's fire chief

DORA - Chase Welborn was introduced as the new part-time fire chief of Dora, after being appointed by Mayor Randy Stephens, at Thursday night's Dora City Council meeting. Welborn, 37, who lives in …

James Phillips

Honored to be frequent Podcast guest

Chilling out at the house a few weeks ago, I got a message from someone I have not spoken with in a few years. The message was asking …

Cities should share finances with legislators

Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed, R-Jasper, and state Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, were given written and verbal reports Monday from Jasper …
Rev. Robin Hinkle

An invitation to a Holy Lent

In our tradition, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our season of Lent. And as part of this special Wednesday, I literally mark you …

OUR VIEW: Pausing after 500,000

Who knew we would have this many deaths?  Walker County, like the nation, is mourning as more than 500,000 have died in the …
Steve Flowers

Benefactor or Ideologue

Over the years, I have discussed my observations and concepts of the two different roles or routes taken by a U.S. Senator or …
Daniel L. Gardner

He who stirs up the most passion wins

Why do “they” believe this stuff? People on all sides ask this about people on all the other sides. Unfortunately people …
AP News
Across the nation
'Blame Trump' defense in Capitol riot looks like a long shot

The "Trump-made-me-do-it" defense is already looking like a longshot. Facing damning evidence in the deadly Capitol siege last month — including social media posts flaunting their actions …

Trump the dominant force at conservative conference

House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

Airline CEOs, Biden officials consider green-fuel breaks

Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to 'be careful'

Around the globe
Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to …

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

Amnesty report describes Axum massacre in Ethiopia's Tigray

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds


Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the "Mr." from the brand's name in order to be more inclusive and so all …

Letters to the Editor
Thank You

I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the voters who came to Union Chapel Community Center to vote Tuesday.We have the nicest and most courteous voters who come to our center. We …

Science is not a thing, it is a method of action 

What happened to the outrage over George Floyd? 

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