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For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing – lunch at my grandparents' house. As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and … more
Mark 10:17-31As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call … more
April 1974 is best remembered locally for the tornado that struck downtown Jasper, but I found several equally newsworthy stories while perusing the bound volume this week. I'll get to the … more

There has been much talk this year of Alabama's bicentennial. In December 1973, it was Walker County celebrating a milestone.

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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.

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The Livingston family of Sipsey produced not one but three popular musical acts in the middle of the 20th century.

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Two Walker County Sheriff's deputies were killed in September 1952 while attempting to search for illegal liquor at a Jasper residence.Frank Harbison, 26, and Herman Treece, 47, were shot on Sept. 13 … more
This just came in Wednesday afternoon as I started writing: According to Robbie Dickerson, the Holiday Toy Drive is needing an additional $3,000, by Monday at the latest, in order to help bring Christmas to 110 children on Dec. 14. more
While going through old Mountain Eagles of a certain era, I have come across some version of this headline several times in recent months: "Eagle receives first cotton bloom."According to the June … more
We didn't run a photo with the basic information Wednesday, but the local and state Republicans did start qualifying for next year's elections on Tuesday. By the end of the day, Walker County Republican Chairwoman Linda Ensor had a list posted. All qualifying in both parties ends Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. more
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