July 28, 2021
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City BOE discusses COVID safety monitoring

The Jasper City Board of Education is planning to continue closely monitoring the school system's COVID-19 data but may veer away from using Alabama Department of Public Health alert levels to determine safety.

Steve Flowers

Governor Kay Ivey Second Governor from Wilcox County

Kay Ivey is doing a good job as governor. She is a strong and decisive leader, who has done more than steady the ship of state. She is …
Daniel L. Gardner

For the good of the people

In the late spring of 2020, many of us warned against government mandates. Mandates restrict individual freedom. Mandates proliferate …
James Phillips

Always something to do in Jasper

Some people love to complain. One of the most frequent complaints that I hear is “there is nothing to do in Jasper.” I beg …
(Left) Nick Saban celebrates his sixth national championship at Alabama, seventh overall, after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Right) The statue of legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant, who won six national championships while at Alabama, overlooks the Walk of Champions outside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. (Daily Mountain Eagle/Jenna Lewis)

COLUMN - Bryant & Saban: Who is the GOAT?

I wasn't alive during the days of Paul “Bear” Bryant as the legendary coach died three years and three months before I was born. …

Peacock surprise

A crazed peacock was the most unusual thing that we encountered on our recent family road trip through Arkansas and Missouri.
Daniel L. Gardner

White House blames misinformation for low vaccination rates

Cubans have begun a revolution for freedom from communist tyranny. They are marching and protesting in the streets waving Cuban and …

AP News
Across the nation
New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates

States and businesses scrambled Wednesday to change course after the federal government issued new guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 …

Infrastructure deal: Senate ready to move ahead on $1T bill

Capitol riot arrest of restaurant owner rattles hometown

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

Infrastructure talks leave Biden's entire agenda at risk

Around the globe
Rescuers search for 5 missing workers at German blast site

BERLIN (AP) — Rescue teams in western Germany searched for five missing workers Wednesday at an industrial park for chemical companies a day after an explosion killed at least two people and …

The AP Interview: Japan minister urges vaccines for young

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war


Britney Spears' new lawyer files to remove father's control

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears' new attorney petitioned Monday to oust her father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years and replace him with a …

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 …

Thank You

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

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