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Halloween is the holiday that seems to take forever to arrive and then quickly leaves just as soon as it is over. more
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
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
Eder Martinez comes from a family whose work ethic almost compels him into entrepreneurship. When I visited Eder and Samantha, his wife and business partner, at MTZ Construction, it was a cold and … more

Let's clean out the notebook...

• 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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