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A few days ago marked the 20th anniversary of the death of professional wrestler Owen Hart.As a young sports reporter at the Daily Mountain Eagle, I wrote a weekly wrestling column, and the week … more
Does it really matter how you plant your garden as long as you get it planted? more
Ruth and Esther are the two Bible books named after women. Benjamin Franklin was so fond of Ruth he pulled a prank on his cronies in Paris as the Ambassador to France. more
Whoever Bonehead Bill was, he had a heck of a time covering a baseball game between members of Jasper's Rotary and Kiwanis clubs for The Mountain Eagle on May 21, 1925."The entire membership of both … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • I should start out by noting I am pro-life in general, so the idea of a challenge to Roe v. Wade is not really beyond my desire. As a Christian, I would … more
In the 1986 gubernatorial election, the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee killed its state party through autoerotic asphyxiation. The fools wanked themselves to death.It accomplished this self … more
In the early 1900s, a nationwide temperance movement pushed for the end of alcoholic beverages. I think their hearts were in the right place. By 1920, the 18th Amendment passed and Prohibition began. … more
Alabama’s metallurgical (met) coal industry is booming, and thanks to the stalwart, pro-jobs leadership of legislators representing Yellowhammer State coal counties, the industry’s economic boom … more
Acts 9:36-43 John 10:22-30 Psalm 23 Last week in our Sunday readings, we thought about fishermen and this week, on what we refer to as Good Shepherd Sunday, we move to shepherds. There are only four … more
A 24-year-old black club owner was shot in the head at a Ku Klux Klan rally held in Carbon Hill on May 6, 1979.John McCollum was described as a spectator in the Daily Mountain Eagle's report of the … more
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