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Articles from the May 1, 2015 edition

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 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    May 1, 2015

Maxwell's C-130s Confirmed by Air Force Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight C-130 aircraft will remain with the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, according to recently released Air Force plans. The Air Force Report...

 

"Flakka"--

The name Flakka comes from the Spanish word "flaca," which means "skinny girl." The drug is sold in other parts of the United States as "Gravel." The drug comes in the form of a white crystal (Gravel)...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2015

Inside the Statehouse

May 6, 2015: There is an ominous cloud hanging over this legislative session. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court surprisingly agreed to hear a Hail Mary complaint filed by the black legislative caucus...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    May 1, 2015

America's Historic Education:

“As men, we have God for our King, and are under the Law of Reason: as Christians, we have Jesus the Messiah for our King, and are under the law revealed by Him in the Gospel.”John Locke, “The...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    May 1, 2015

What Are The Types Of Lawyers?

United States lawyers or attorneys practice in many areas such as insurance defense, consumer issues, elder law, social security, admiralty, estate planning, bankruptcy, tax, business entities,...

 

Cry Wolf Syndrome

A recent opinion piece from James Spann, Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham regarding severe weather explored the various reasons that Alabamians fail to heed the warnings of approaching...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2015

Another Episode of Bob & Mike Show:

In our current episode 'as the corruption churns' in the Heart of Dixie, Big Daddy Bob and step-child Mike Boulevard are having a spat over inability to pay future legal bills without Daddy's help....

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2015

Selection, Training And Standardization:

On 24 March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320-200 crashed into the French Alps killing all 150 people onboard. Things instantly didn't seem right and almost immediately authorities knew...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2015

Alabama State Trap tournament coming to Dixie Trap and Skeet

For many hunters in Alabama, it's been a great few weeks of turkey hunting! The season has just ended, and hopefully everybody had a good, safe time. For many folks that enjoy spending their time in...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    May 1, 2015

Squirrels

Squirrels are familiar to almost everyone. Yes, our cute squirrel friends are in fact part of a huge family of Squirrels (Sciuridae) which also makes them cousins of prairie dogs, the woodchucks, the...

 

Best Of The West

With all of the SEC spring football games completed, one can better make a determination as to who is improved, who has digressed and who remains relatively the same. All spring games are for...

 

Montgomery County Law

On April 9th, we recognized two officers, Lt. Thomas LeSage, from the Detention Facility and Cpl. John Shepherd, from our Patrol Division here at our agency for Exchange Club Officers of the Year. On...

 

Abolish Grand Juries

Sometime after William the Conqueror successfully invaded England in 1066, the new line of kings decided they needed help rounding up local criminals to prosecute. Accordingly, they organized groups...

 

Revelations And The Unraveling Of Common Core

Does Tennessee Value Its Children’s Education More Than Alabama? On Tuesday, April 21 in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core....

 
 By David Spooner    News    May 1, 2015

Southern Cuisine

Something A Little Different I love watching the “Chopped” series on Food Network. How else are you going to learn to prepare an entree with a whole catfish, a bottle of cherry soda, broccoli and...

 
 By Michael J. Brooks    News    May 1, 2015

Robert Schuller And Me

I was saddened to hear of Robert Schuller's passing last week. In his heyday he was a preacher to the nation, including many of the nation's leaders. Politicians and Hollywood celebrities came to be...

 

May Potpourri

May Day has been celebrated throughout the world since ancient times and the festivals held commemorated the astronomical mid-way points between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. One of the...

 
 By Dr. John Bitter    Seniors    May 1, 2015

Emily Post would be shocked....

Emily Post passed away before cell phones became popular; but she was the ultimate expert on etiquette. She would most likely have been mortified had she been alive to witness today's epitome of bad...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2015

Honoring Our Service Members On Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U. S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. Cities and...

 

The Toughest Job

My friend David Dykes reminded me of a funny story about a man who rushed into a toy store late one evening to buy a Barbie doll for his daughter who had a birthday the next morning. The saleslady...

 

"Go Team B & T!"

For months now, my hubby, Brian & I have talked about purchasing a selfie stick. After all, we mainly take photos with our cell phones these days. So, how nice it would be to be able to take...

 

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