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I remember 1977 very well even though I was only nine years old. If for no other reason, I remember it because it was the year that Elvis died and I never thought music was quite the same after that. … more
Life in Walker County has been made immeasurably better in the past 25 years because of the Walker Area Community Foundation.Because of the Foundation, families are fed, downtown Jasper flourishes, … more
We went to Virginia Beach. Having lived in Alabama most of our lives, we had never spent much time on the East Coast. But then we moved to North Carolina in the late 90’s and had a chance to take a … more

This is the 150th year anniversary of the Daily Mountain Eagle. We have been covering elections since Ulysses S. Grant defeated Horace Greeley for re-election as president in 1872. (And, no, I wasn't there.) We've covered elections ever since.

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When John Oliver retired from the University of Alabama System board of trustees in 1999, he told the Daily Mountain Eagle that members of his and his wife's families had been students or trustees at … more

The latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and meeting in Jasper, which is a major event in the Frisco community each year. Organizers in the local chapter of the NAACP say that anyone wanting to participate in holiday events could look to ones in Birmingham, and people are urged to renew their $30 memberships in the NAACP. 

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Before health problems curbed their travel, John Oliver and his wife, Barbara, went to Ireland each spring and fall and sometimes during the summer as well.They fell in love with the country while … more
I heard something on a podcast recently that has helped me frame a lot of my thoughts about a new year.The hosts discussed the idea that we essentially reinvent ourselves every five years and the … more
It’s the new year and for many that means time to push the reset button. I prefer thinking of a reset as opposed to those awful hard and fast resolution rules.  It seems to me that a new … more
Dear Readers: If your energy bills seem to be higher this winter, there are small, easy steps you and all family members can take to help conserve and decrease your heating usage. Try these … more
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