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Soul of 78- Charles “Chris” Taylor

“As a helping professional, my role is to use my background, experience, and training to assist others in becoming aware of their true feelings, their potential for change, and any internal or external barriers to change, growth, and self-improvement through […]

Summer of 1980

The plump brunette woman leaned forward over the table. Through a pair of reading glasses perched on her nose, she scanned over the job application. Her name was Bonnie. She was attractive, 40ish, and wore too much makeup. I was […]

A Walk Through Time- People’s Hospital

People’s Hospital was located at Birmingham Ave. and 19th St. in Jasper. The building project was started in 1934 by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA and completed by the Works Project Administration in 1936, with aid from President Roosevelt’s New Deal, and support from Dr. Roy […]

Dunc Dynasty

Words By Terrell Manasco | Images by Blakeney Cox   The pale red-and-white building sits a few miles off Highway 5 in Jasper in the community of Macedonia. Behind the chain link fence with the YellaWood sign, half a dozen […]

Soul of 78- Chris Harvey

“In April we will be celebrating our four-year anniversary. We wanted to open FurBabies because we love animals (we have five dogs of our own) and Joseph wanted to do grooming. He began grooming school about 8 months prior to […]

Soul of 78-Kristin Kiefer

“I always said I would never see the inside of a courtroom. This is the least likely thing anyone would have imagined me doing when I was in law school. When I first began practicing law, I handled domestic cases […]

Disappearing Dogs

  I like dogs. If you’re compiling a list, you can put me down in the Dog Lover column. Dogs are great companions, they’re always happy to see you, (unless you give them a reason not to be) and they […]

A Walk Through Time- Camp O’Rear

Camp O’Rear, a Boy Scout camp located in Jasper, is owned and operated by the Black Warrior Council as a primitive-style facility. It covers an area of approximately 90 acres, on which lies a portion of Blackwater Creek. Most of […]