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One of the pleasant diversions on Facebook has been a page called "Jasper & Walker County, Alabama Photos." It is more or less dedicated to reposting photos from throughout the history of Walker County, many of which I've never seen before. Sometimes you get a series of them on a day, but they are usually ramdom in nature.


If you’ve been keeping up, you know that it has been a little busy around the Daily Mountain Eagle. Many of you have been faithful over the years as readers and advertisers, and I wanted to volunteer a quick update - and clear up some misconceptions. 

Dear Heloise: In a study done in 2017, researchers found, after they swabbed a one dollar bill from a bank in New York City, that our paper currency carries about 3,000 different types of bacteria on … more
The only way I could begin to write this was to use that quote from Leonard Nimoy as Spock in "Star Trek II: the Wrath of Kahn."" This article is about one of greatest human beings I have ever known … more
When Governor Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate hundreds of millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act … more
 August 13 is apparently National Garage Sale Day. I don’t know who invented it, but more power to them. We live in modern times though, and selling your unwanted stuff online can be way more … more
The Alabama State Board of Education (ALBOE) voted to lower the passing score on the state teacher certification examination. On Tuesday, July 12, ALBOE members decided to change the previous … more
The Statue of Liberty is an icon of our political freedom. 
The Cross is an icon of our spiritual freedom.The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to seal national friendship.The Cross was a … more
Certain dates will always be remembered because they represent a seismic shift in American history  — July 4, 1776; Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; Sept. 11, 2001 more
As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well.It’s an even better time to think about what would happen … more
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