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A unanimous vote of the State Board of Education to create Bevill State Community College from Brewer State Junior College and Walker State College was met with applause from supporters of both schools on May 14, 1992.


The "wish list" over the $1.8 billion federal coronavirus money has been an interesting little fracas since Gov. Kay Ivey brought it up last week, specifically implying the Legislature wanted to take $200 million to build a new Statehouse.

Over the last several weeks, I have received many calls, texts, social media messages and emails with kind words of appreciation regarding the Daily Mountain Eagle’s commitment to providing Jasper … more
I was tooling along this week when I realized that I'd forgotten the anniversary of a milestone in my life. In April 2010, I retired from AT&T after 33 years of service. For years, I had dreamed … more
Have you ever thought about all the little things you do that are so much like your parents? Sometimes when I wake up and I’m working on getting my coffee fix before anyone else in the house talks to me, a thought lingers in my mind of just how much like my mother I am. more

A local request to employ more people by reducing the number of hours assigned to each person hired for Works Progress Administration projects was shot down by national leaders in May 1940.


Let's clean out the notebook...Walker County Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop and the county government was affected by the coronavirus in an unexpected way the other day. Bishop noted after Tuesday's emergency meeting that the security expert hired about a year ago to consult on courthouse security has died from the virus. 


Hi. It's me again. Yea, that guy.

A lot of work has gone into making MountainEagle.com offer even more in terms of content. I've pushed hard for the our website to host as much useful, informative and entertaining content as possible while keeping the primary focus on local happenings.


Many people believe that water baptism is not essential to a person’s salvation. 

Hello Jasper. It’s nice to be operating under the new Safer at Home directives from the Governor and having some of our retail opened up; but many of us are still feeling hamstrung with no way to … more
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