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 By Staff Writer    News    February 1, 2017

Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon Ready for Business

Vital issues for our 2017 Alabama Legislature House Convenes: 2/07/2017 ~ 12:00 noon Senate Convenes: 02/07/2017 Budget Crisis top priority! The budgets will be the biggest problem facing lawmakers...

 

What gives the President the ability to pardon or commute sentences imposed on criminals?

Article 2, Section 2 of the Unites States Constitution says, “... and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”...

 

Can We Agree on Anything?

Americans now have a new administration, battle lines have been drawn between the left and the right, and it would appear there is little hope that our fiercely divided nation can agree about anything...

 

"IT IS A CRUEL WORLD, HERR HAUPTMAN. YOU SAID IT YOURSELF."

This is my favorite line from my all-time favorite movie, The Blue Max. In this 1966 movie that my dad took me to watch when I was all of five years-old, George Peppard plays a German World War I figh...

 

Union At All Costs:

Alabama native son John M. Taylor (Alexander City) has penned a ‘must read’ for all who want to advance their understanding of our morphing from a voluntary collation of sovereign States to the...

 

House Votes to Stop Tax Dollars from Funding Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today praised House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, saying...

 

Inside the Statehouse

During the past couple of months everywhere I go people continually ask me why in the world the legislature could not simply put the issue of whether they could vote for or against a lottery on the...

 

Warmongering Madness

In addition to repealing the catastrophic Obamacare health care plan, one of President Donald Trump’s absolute top priorities must be to resist the military industrial complex and put an immediate...

 

Patience and Pressure are the Keys to Deer Hunting

Deer season is entering the final stretch, and it's finally getting to the real chase! The rut's kicking into full swing, so if you've been keeping the pressure off certain little spots, now's the...

 

Ringtailed cat/Miner's cat

Ringtail cats are not related to the cat family but are members of the raccoon family, Procyonidae which also includes Kinkajous, and Coatimundis. Ringtails are cat sized animals that resemble a mix...

 

Troy, So. Alabama, UAB Always on D-I bubble

It has been heartbreaking to me as a football fan to watch some of the teams in the south who have moved up to Division I football over the last decade. Teams like Troy, UAB, South Alabama and...

 

Whatever happened to good manners?

“We just ain't got no couth no more.” Those of us who are stumbling into our Golden Years, and are watching national events on television are frequently reminded of two behaviors we learned in...

 

A More Excellent Way

He was deacon chairman in the church when I became the pastor. I was young and impressionable, and he made an impression on me. I still quote Horace, though he's been in heaven for many years, when I...

 

"Dealing With Our Anger"

February is known as the month of love with the annual mid-month celebration of Valentine’s Day. Love is certainly one of the most powerful emotions God gave us. Most of us enjoy the love of others...

 

Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically: america saves week

Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an...

 

The Origin of Old Glory

The story of the Stars and Stripes is the story of our nation. It is the story of freedom, liberty, and equal justice under the law. Our flag has gone through the evolution of our ideas and of our fre...

 

Goodbye and Good Riddance Obama Godspeed President Trump

In the words of the old spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty we're free at last." Barack Obama is no longer president and Donald Trump is. As further proof that a leopard doesn't...

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Sheriff Joe Sedinger, Captain Larry Nixon and Deputy Josh Averette participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade that was held on Monday January 16, 2017 in downtown Prattville. A great time was...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    February 1, 2017

Southern Cuisine

I was doing my usual “surfing the net”, thumbing through old recipes, thinking of a restaurant I want visit, and watching cooking shows, trying to think of a topic for this month’s article. It...

 

SOUTHERN GARDENING!

February, in the gardening world, is a transition month from winter to spring. February is also a month of great expectation for things to come in the next garden cycle. But most of us associate this...

 

"Love, Sweet Love"

Remember the line in that old pop song, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love". How true that is! God's love that will make all the difference. Don't you just get excited to see God's love...

 

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