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Articles from the March 1, 2017 edition

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 By Staff Writer    News    March 1, 2017

Alabama should put the brakes on the proposed prison construction project under the current circumstances

1. The current bill under consideration circumvents the State's bid law. Generally, public contracts fall under Ala. Code Section 41-16-20 et seq. applies to any state department, board, commission,...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2017

CRY WOLF

I am not sure what they are teaching in college these days but I am sure in many cases it is not honor, integrity, critical thinking, wisdom and common sense. I came across this article the other day...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    March 1, 2017

A FUNERAL AND A WEDDING

Not to be confused with the South Korean movie “Two Weddings and a Funeral” or the British movie, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, my real life January events had nothing to do with “hooking...

 

So Much for Tolerance

Sometimes, a Facebook meme sums up current events quite well and one citing a William F. Buckley, Jr. quote recently appeared in my news feed. While I’m fully aware that there are exceptions to...

 

Consider the Olive Branch

Some readers may recall past columns covering John Rice's efforts to weaken the grip 'double-dark money' has on our State. Sad so few understood what this former State legislator (a rare champion of...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    March 1, 2017

Communities Make Progress on Career Tech

With February being National Career and Technical Education Month, last week I visited two emerging career tech programs in different corners of Alabama’s 2nd District. Career tech programs help pre...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    March 1, 2017

Inside the Statehouse

We have unbelievable natural resources in Alabama starting with the Tennessee Valley and transcending to the beautiful white sands at Gulf Shores. Many of our natural resources have been exploited...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2017

QDMA CHARITY TURKEY HUNT

This past deer season in Alabama's been pretty on and off, but aside from the weather, it's been plenty full of great hunts and greater stories! I've heard and read lots of stories and seen plenty of...

 

BATS

There are many things we think of when the word bat is spoken; such as Vampires, Dracula, rabies and diseases. Yes diseases are true but not as dramatic as is put out. All mammals can contract and...

 

National Championship!

Starting with the football season of 2014, a four team play-off was initiated by the NCAA to determine the real national champion on the football field, replacing the original two team BCS. The SEC...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    March 1, 2017

The Declaration of Independence ~ July 4, 1776

Early in our country's history, the mother country caused great distress among her 'children.' They opposed the Declaratory Acts, the Stamp Act, and other measures. Among the opponents were the...

 
 By Bill Rice    News    March 1, 2017

Will the controversial "Pike Road Way" continue without her?

Note; The following article includes “commentary” or opinions of the author. On Feb. 13th, Pike Road Schools Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Freeman announced that she planned to retire at the end of...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    March 1, 2017

SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT JASMINE HILL GARDENS

Spring flowers always make Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum in Elmore County a special place to visit....

 
 By Chris Beeker Jr    News    March 1, 2017

Ready to Respond

April 3, 1974. April 27, 2011. Those are two dates that many of us in Alabama will never forget. On each of those days portions of Alabama were devastated by tornadoes. Lives were lost, people were...

 

Autauga County Sheriff's Office Launches New Website

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office launched a new Website on February 1, 2017 where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office. The new Website...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2017

Southern Cuisine

I just got back from a trip to Texas after seeing friends, relatives, and seeing how the places where I use to live and hung-out have changed. My friends and relatives have grown older but they have...

 
 By Michael Lewis    News    March 1, 2017

The Undoing Project

It was a clear day in San Fransisco. Bay area rivals faced off in game 3 of the 1989 Baseball World Series pitting the Athletics against the Giants. ABC had just begun its pregame analysis with Al...

 

Silver Haired Legislator Remembers

One of your writer's most enjoyable and invigorating experiences happened during the years spent as a member of the Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature. We operated much the same as the Sate's House of...

 

The Greatest of These Is Love

Karen Carpenter was the preeminent voice of the 70s. Along with her brother Richard she sold 160 million record albums. Karen sang love songs. “We’ve Only Just Begun” has been used at countless...

 

Walking in the Land of our Lord

As you read this article I will have recently returned from a visit again to Israel, the land of our Lord, with a fine group of people from our area. It is hard to describe to someone who has not been...

 

WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START receiving SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?

Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of be...

 

March Potpourri

March comes marching in with the wind, where there may still be a slight chill, but one senses winter is over. By mid-March we can confidently plant begonias, certainly geraniums plus impatiens,...

 

"Forgiveness"

Did you know that unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment block the flow of God’s blessings in your life? Holding on to the hurts of your past can poison your present and limit your future....

 

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