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Today marks 42 years since I took my first breath on this planet. I’m sure some readers might celebrate that fact, while others might wish it had never happened. more

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• I noticed that Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis is denying that the City of Sumiton tried to get around gun laws by leasing temporary spaces - in the form of a temporary business license - for people selling merchandise at the Frog Festival. I'll let the courts settle that matter - that is not my concern here. 

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I was surprised to learn this week that the Daily Mountain Eagle used to review local plays, and after reading the reviews of the review, I think I understand why we no longer do.


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I am running out of reactions on Carbon Hill. There are days I feel sorry for the town, what with murder, tornadoes, finances. And Facebook postings. 

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Let's clean out the notebook ... • The local school enrollment figures are interesting for revealing how Hispanic enrollment has surged. Up to 1999, there were virtually no Hispanic students. … more

For at least a decade now, it has become commonplace for American citizens to receive more information than is possibly consumable right at their fingertips. All you have to do is look at your phone.


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I’ve seen a lot of strange things lately during this six-month pandemic. Some things have made me laugh, some things have made cry, some things have made me rethink my priorities, and some have just flat out baffled me. more
First of all, I don't have the virus, so let's get THAT out of the way. Now, let me explain.... As some of you know, I've had problems in the lungs all my life. I've had minor asthma to start … more

Let's clean out the notebook ... Hill Fest in Carbon Hill has now been cancelled, according to a post put on the festival's Facebook page. No reason was given for the cancellation, and I have not been able to reach one of the organizers, but I imagine it has to be the COVID-19 virus.

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In (II Samuel 21) there is record of a three year famine that took place early in David's reign as king of Israel, after he was settled down in Jerusalem and given rest from all his enemies (II … more
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