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Sports Reporter -- Jasper, AL

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by young-gun11, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    When they say locally focused, they mean it. AP stories from Alabama/Auburn and your Friday nights are packed with 12 teams. A fairly late deadline helps since the press is on site. Worked here for a time. A good place with good people. Not sure what's happening with the department, though. Could be adding a third member. One could be leaving all-together. One could be moving back to the news side. I just don't know the details.

    If you want any details about the area/paper, PM me.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Jasper's not a terrible town. Smith Lake to the north, Birmingham less than an hour south, Huntsville an hour and a half north. Not too terribly much to do in town, but there are certainly worse places.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    In Alabama, the numbers on a standard license plate begin with a one or two digit code as a county identifier.
    Walker County's 64 is not just to tell you where the car is from, it's an IQ plate for the driver.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, if you need to take out a hit on someone, you can buy direct from the factory and save. It's like the Dalton of murder for hire.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    In the interest of being useful, I should point out that people have worked their way up from here to bigger things, most notably Josh Bean, who covers Auburn for the Newhouse unholy trinity. And Jasper is a lot less isolated now that the new interstate is open from suburban Memphis to Birmingham.
  6. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Hey, at least it's a daily. Which is more than you can say for the rest of 'em.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Josh doesn't cover Auburn. He's the prep guy in Mobile.
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Greentop BBQ is good stuff around there and also The Booby Trap strip club.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Green Top's gone down hill. Ten years ago, it was real good. Now it's OK and kind of over priced.
    I can say I've lived 10 miles from Wesley's since I moved here and never wanted to go in. It's the kind of place, I'm told where if a girls asks you if you want a dance and you say no, her boyfriend will kick your ass because you think she's ugly. If you say yes, he'll kick your ass for trying to hit on her.
    Perico's in Jasper is, however, one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to.
  10. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    Slappy's on the money with Green Top. Couldn't be worse. After 25 years of refusing to go in Wesley's...I went. Freakin' hilarious. Everyone in there knows its a novelty and doesn't go in expecting Showgirls. It's really not as bad as Slappy says, though. There are no more fights there than at any other redneck bar in the area. (Have you been to Sayre B&G, slappy? Eek!)
  11. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    BTW this job is no longer open. The other sports guy tended his resignation and then rescinded.
  12. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Now that the job is no longer on the table, I feel safe in making this point: I would be really wary about a strip club with the word "trap" in it.
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