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On Monday, I will turn 44 years old. The middle 40’s is an interesting age to be; you are too old to be young and yet too young to be old. I reckon you are not over the hill but you’re not exactly climbing up the front side like a young buck either. I suppose in the middle forties one is standing firmly on the summit of that hill, not quite ready for the downward journey. more
The "biggest shift of students in county history" occurred on Jan. 16, 1969, as African American students transferred from Layton Davis High School and Terrell S. Boyd High School.The local school … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • It looks like I've survived all the swearing in events. I joked with one of the mayors that it is appropriate that elected officials have a swearing in … more
I'm not much for the typical new year's resolution, for many are made and few are kept for any length of time. But, when I hear the word resolution I think most often of Ben Franklin. Many of his … more
Mother Nature had Walker County in an icy grip in January 1970.The area got its first snowfall of the year on Jan. 6. Highs for the week were in the mid 20s and temps dipped into the single digits at … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• We are going to have a number of swearing-in ceremonies, public and private, over the next few days, starting this afternoon. At today's Walker County Board of … more
             How great was King Solomon? So great that Jesus spoke of his glory and wisdom nearly a thousand years after his death (Mt. … more
In the tradition of starting a new year by making lists about the last one, let's take a look back at the top 10 stories from 35 years ago. We'll start with number 10 from the special section … more
First of all, let me say I hope you had a restful holiday. I had soreness in the shoulders and neck (thank you, Bioflex) and I was a little blue and irritable at times this past month, but God gave … more
The Mountain Eagle readers were surely ready to see the old year go as they picked up their paper on Dec. 30, 1954.The death of William Allen Naramore, 70, on Dec. 21 had come as a shock to many. … more
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