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NEW YEAR PREP

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about your resolutions for the New Year and making your plans and goals for the New Year. I’m sure most of you, like myself, will have...

I Am Thankful

In November we celebrate two holidays that cause us to reflect on our history and the need to remember the sacrifice of so many. Those holidays are Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The month of...

FLOOD INSURANCE

Catastrophic destruction wrought by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, we have witnessed a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth in response to the failure of our National Flood Insurance...

Autauga County Law

Church Safety The Autauga County Sheriff's Office giving a presentation on Church Security to 9 local churches. Sheriff Sedinger and Lt. Campbell gave the presentation. This presentation was...

Montgomery County Law

Christmas Safety Christmas time is “open season” for burglars! Please make sure you dispose of boxes discreetly. Don’t put your boxes out by the curb for garbage pickup; instead, make sure they ...

"… a decree from Caesar Augustus for all to be taxed"

My first Gazette Christmas column contemplated how many were still haunted by Miss Greer Garson’s voice in the opening narration of the 1958 animated version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” one of ...

A Political Witch Hunt Influencing an Election

Entering the month of December, all I really want is to focus on the celebration of God's gift of the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Not politics. And certainly not an incredibly nasty...

"You Are Being Played"

Dear Alabama Christians, In my 50 years of following national political races I don't know if I've ever seen one as strange as the current U.S. Senate race in your state. First, we had the national...

U-n-g-r-a-t-e-f-u-l

By now, all of us have heard about the three UCLA freshmen basketball players who were caught shoplifting in China a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, that is a pretty bad thing. Stealing is bad enough but...

AUBURN HAS GEORGIA ON ITS MIND

PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE AUBURN/GEORGIA GAME. HISTORY CONTINUES TO UNFOLD IN NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL. IT IS NEVER ENDING...ESPECIALLY WITH THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP UPCOMING. Auburn...

Fishing Cat

The Fishing cat is yet another example of a cat that disproves the misconception that cats don't like water. The Fishing Cat is a small to medium sized feline that is natively found throughout a...

Bow Season ... tracking a deer after it's been stuck with an arrow.

This month, I want to talk about how to anticipate tracking a deer after it's been stuck with an arrow. There are some tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for when the arrow hits that can give you a...

Repair or Replace - "My Thingamajig Done Got Slow"

“Why can’t I update my iTunes® software?” “My old Quicken® software that I’ve used for years now is no longer working?” “Where can I find this old type of cable that once connected my ...

The Crisis We Face Today: And the Only Solution

We have heard the 13th Century called The Age of Faith, the 18th Century called the Age of Reason, and the 20th Century called The Atomic Age. Our current...

Potpourri for December

Joy of Christmas

Did you know that 63% of Americans think that the Christmas season should include participating in a Christmas worship experience in a church? And have you heard another very interesting statistic,...

"The Greatest Gift of Love"

With the most popular holiday just around the corner, it seems like everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. Stores are lining their aisles with Christmas goodies and decor, TV shows have...

Tears and Laughter: Twice as many Alabamians die each year from suicide as homicide

Very early in the morning on November 6, child in Etowah County notified Hokes Bluff police that a murder/suicide had taken place at her home. On November 1, in the middle of an ordinary day, a...

Thoughts of Christmas

It's that time of the year when the thoughts of most of us turn to the celebration of Christmas. It's also the time of the year when the squirrels come out of the woodwork and we're inundated with...

5 Ways Social Security Protects you and your Family

Next payday, when you see a portion of your wages go toward FICA taxes, rest easier knowing that your investment in Social Security brings a lifetime of protections for you and your family. From your ...

Alabama Gazette e-Edition

The Alabama Gazette e-Edition (PDF) can be found on our homepage. Simply mouse over the 'View PDF' icon. Thank you! - Alabama Gazette...

Savior

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The...

Can you make a "case" for celebrating Christmas on December 25th?

The Bible does not tell us the date of Jesus's birth nor does it tell us to celebrate His birth. A celebration of Jesus's resurrection following His death on the cross is a more appropriate...

Southern Cuisine for December

Being Southern I read a column in a local paper a couple weeks back titled "What being Southern means to this ol' gal" written by Jaine Treadwell. It is a touching piece and since part of the story...

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