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 By Bobbie Ames    Education    April 1, 2016

America's Invasion BY Socialism: THE Road to Despotic Power

The Manifesto lists ten planks to advance Communism....

 
 By Staff Writer    News    April 1, 2016

Bent(ley) On Destruction

Back in 2010, Robert Julian Bentley, the candidate, decided to make a dramatic statement by officially changing his birth name to "Doctor Robert Bentley" in order to be hailed as the physician for a...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2016

IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE . . . .

A nervous tension hangs heavily over the upcoming press conference. As usual, something major in the world occurs and the President of the United States is expected to step up to the podium and give...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    April 1, 2016

America's Invasion By Socialism: The Road to Despotic Power!

The polity and government of these United States is original. Let us say it again, Original and Peculiar. It has two great elements of divisions of power: a. that of the States exercising local Self-G...

 

Bentley v. Collier and Hubbard's 23 Felony Counts Moving Forward

Seems there's no limit to embarrassment we must endure in Alabama from our political parasites as the next iteration of corruption tremors were felt in Montgomery last month. Some commented they'd...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

In early 2009, Dr. Robert Bentley came to see me about his race for Governor of Alabama. Bentley was finishing his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives and closing down his very...

 

Reality Check

I find that most people detest election years because of the onslaught of ugly political advertising, never-ending robo calls, or roadside signage that is never fully eradicated. I detest it because...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2016

Turkeys Are Feeling The Pressure of Season

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama, and even though I haven't held a gun yet this season, I've seen plenty of action while helping hunters and huntresses chase after those elusive birds....

 

Chipmunks

The chipmunks are small, ground-dwelling members of the squirrel (Sciuridae) family known for their burrowing habits and love of nuts. Despite their size, chipmunks can cause significant damage to hom...

 

The Quarterback Battle

Alabama fans are in a state of anxiety again this spring. “Who will be our quarterback?” This question is asked of me almost every day. Everybody loved Blake Sims two years ago, but he could not d...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    April 1, 2016

Q. I have read a little about a Qui tam action, but why does a "whistleblower" need a lawyer?

Qui tam actions are a part of the False Claims Act. Whenever a government contractor or payee defrauds the Federal Government, the Federal Government wants to know about it so that they might recover...

 

Learning to accept your family of origin dysfunction is difficult, however, it is plausible

Growing up in a gender-based family, there were distinct roles that my father and mother had, but there was some moderate flexibility ( e.g., my father played with children and my mother disciplined...

 

Legal Aid Difficulties

The cost of access to the legal system presents difficult, perplexing questions. The legal system is the last resort for dispute resolution. But access to the legal system costs money. Lawyers engage...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2016

The Immigration Dilemma

Everybody in America knows that we have a serious problem with immigration. However, very few have offered any reasonable and workable solutions. One “solution” that will not be effective is...

 

TAKING STOCK DURING FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

April is Financial Literacy Month, which is a perfect time to take stock (pun intended) of your retirement savings. Social Security is there to help secure your future, but savings should be the found...

 

The old folks best friends

It's been a good eight decades since your humble scribe has enjoyed the company of a dog; and then it was for only a short time. But now, canine company once more brightens this humble life, albeit...

 

WHAT GETS TO YOU?

Everyone has a pet peeve. One of mine is telemarketers. Telemarketers are both resolute and resilient sales professionals. Their job is to get on the phone to make cold calls and try to sell a product...

 

How Then Should We Worship?

It was an unusual comment. He was with a group who came to our church to use our facilities for a civic event. I was fairly new at the church and he told me he went to a neighboring church. "We don't...

 

The Autauga County Sheriff's Office recognized local businesses and organizations for helping with our drug education program

Each business and organization was presented with a Certificate of Community Service and copies of the...

 

A message from Sheriff Franklin:

The Elmore County Sheriff Office strives to do the best job possible and readily recognize the fact that each citizen that provides input and assistance regarding matters relating to our duties only...

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Park

It is very exciting times in the City of Wetumpka. Things did not happen overnight. It took years of planning and working a plan to get into the development stage we have been in the last few years....

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH; Caradonna Salvia

When the earth renews itself with a patina of pale greens, wherever one looks there is evidence of exuberant energy, and what we are viewing is nature establishing her glory. Gardens can be the sum...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2016

The election is over (for now) so let's eat, drink and be merry, as long as it's Southern.

I like the month of April. It is a great month to celebrate FOOD. April is National BLT Sandwich Month, National Grilled Cheese Month and National Garlic Month. The week of April 12th to the 18th is...

 

"Beautiful in God's Timing"

Happy Spring! Time to open up the house and let the sunshine in. Perhaps, grab a few dozen trash bags, go through all the closets and the attic, and throw away everything that has cluttered up the...

 

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