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One thing all superhero stories have in common is a sinister supervillain. Batman needs criminals to conquer. Superman needs aliens to defeat. Without a villain, the hero has no one to overcome. 


William C. Davis, the 11th lieutenant governor of Alabama and "a friend of the common masses," died in October 1934 at his family home in Birmingham. Davis has been a resident of Jasper since 1899.

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
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. more
Eternity is for real. Have you ever let that thought settle deep into your heart and mind and soul? more
One of the most famous ex-sheriffs in America made a stop in Jasper in 1973. "Who, me? A national hero? I don't feel like a national hero. I'm just a country boy from Tennessee," Buford Pusser told the Daily Mountain Eagle's Skip Tucker. more
Let's clean out the notebook... Well, the important reminder first, and it's a big one: You've got to change your area code ways a week from Saturday. As announced earlier, on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the 205 area code area, you will have to start dialing the area code that you are calling, even for local calls. If I am across town and use someone else's phone, and and I want to call the Daily Mountain Eagle office, I will have to dial 205-221-2840, not 221-2840.  more
Animals are always more than just animals, especially when they have made an impact on so many people. Such is the story of The Scottsboro Public Library’s friendly turtle, Dewey. more
This week we return to one of my favorite topics, Walker County in the war years. more
Let's clean out the column ...• I don't know what to say about the Carbon Hill City Council meeting Monday. First, it appears they are in a terrible fix in catching up with the audits over five or six years, and they really can't afford to get the state or Birmingham firms to send in teams to do it all at once. I took it it may take years to catch up.  more
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