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Moments in Time

• On June 13, 323 B.C., Alexander the Great, the young Macedonian military genius who forged an empire stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to India, dies in Babylon, in present-day Iraq, at the age of 33. Alexander had received a classical education from famed philosopher Aristotle. • On June 15, 1215, following a revolt by the English nobility against his […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THRSDAY, JUNE 13, 1929 A 25-year-old Camp Branch man has died of injuries he suffered in a mining accident in Floyd County about three years ago. Martin Wright leaves a widow and several small children. He was a candidate for the nomination for justice of the peace in the Colson area. . Noting the close races in the coming primary […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JUNE 10 – 14 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Shiloh turned on the charm. Chase stayed on the right side of the law. Carly met with Lucas. Nina cajoled Ava. Bobbie got good news. Sonny decided to take matters into his own hands. Shiloh taunted Sam. Chase was startled to learn that Harmony is Willow’s mother. Alexis met with Neil. Maxie […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “Every time I cook bacon in a frying pan it’s always a greasy mess. My roommate totally blew my mind when she put hers in the oven. Try it out at 400 F and be astonished. No mess!” — P.A. in Florida • If your clothes or towels have a musty odor, it might be time to give your […]

Strange but True


• It was Academy Award nominated actress and comedian Lily Tomlin who made the following observation: “Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy 2 percent that get all the publicity. But then — we elected them.” • You might be surprised to learn that it requires a whopping 30 tons […]

Trivia test


1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the smallest country in South America? 2. ASTRONOMY: What is a zenith? 3. BUSINESS: Which car company introduced the Boxster roadster? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which magazine features an annual “Dubious Achievements Awards”? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: Which is the only animal born with horns? 6. THEATER: The character of Stanley Kowalski appears in which play? 7. U.S. […]

New Toyota Camry can do everything except play CDs



Dear Car Talk: I recently bought a 2019 Toyota Camry. I knew that it did not have a CD player, nor was one available as an option. The salesperson assured me that I would be able to download all my CDs to a thumb drive and listen to them that way in the car. Well, that was a pipe dream! […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Luke 6, what did Jesus tell His disciples to do to those who cursed them? Smile, Walk away, Laugh, Bless them 3. What instrument did David play for Saul that caused the evil spirit to depart? Drum, Harp, Tambourine, Flute 4. From John […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1949 Four of the outstanding stalwarts on the 1948-49 Georgetown College football team are natives of Whitesburg and surrounding communities. They are John Brown, end; Jim Boyd, tackle; Henry Frazier, quarterback; and Ed Moore, halfback.Brown played four years at WHS before coming to Georgetown College in 1941. He won his freshman numerals as a center that year. In 1946 and […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of June 17 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Things that usually come easily and quickly for the Aries Lamb might need more of your time and attention during the next several days. Try to be patient as you work things out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A changing situation can create some complications. But if you […]


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