April 12, 2021
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Old senior class photos needed at Oakman High

OAKMAN — A historical preservation project is underway at Oakman High School, and the community's help is needed.

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The logo for the 2021 edition of WWE WrestleMania. The two-night event kicks off on Saturday, April 10 from Raymond-James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

WrestleMania welcomes back fans in Tampa

I made a Facebook post last year jokingly bragging about Walker County's “New Era Wrestling Anniversary II” drawing more fans than …
James Phillips

Porch fall hurts more than pride

There are some days that simply do not unfold the way you had planned.Often times, it seems like there are more of those days than …

Sweet memories of Gary Elvis Cupps

This week we have sweet memories of Gary Elvis Cupps written by his brother Stanley Cupps. We're also reprinting a story I wrote on …

OUR VIEW: Grant rules for shelters are a disaster

April has been a time of reflection on major tornadoes of the past, including the April 3, 1974, tornadoes that, in part, hit downtown …
Ed Howell

Let's make downtown growth include all of 'community'

One of the better things that could be happening to Jasper right now centers on a revitalization plan for the Town Creek area. I have …

How low can I go?

A person can allow their physical body to get very low, but unfortunately man can also allow his spiritual body to lower itself. 
AP News
Across the nation
Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the death of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered …

'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

Daunte Wright death in Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest

White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

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Around the globe
Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran blamed Israel on Monday for an attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges — sabotage that imperils ongoing …

William, Harry remember Prince Philip's wit, service to UK

Russia: Feminist activist on trial on pornography charges

Small but quick: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

Entertainment

Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In "The Crown," a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, …

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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