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Articles from the May 1, 2017 edition

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 By Staff Writer    News    May 1, 2017

KAY IVEY BRINGS FRESH IDEAS AS ALABAMA'S SECOND WOMAN GOVERNOR

Governor Kay Ivey assumed the office of Governor for the State of Alabama on April 10, 2017. Here are a few things you may not know. Governor Kay is the second woman to serve as Governor. Lurleen...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2017

Inside the Statehouse

May 3, 2017 Well, folks, let’s put the final coup de grace to the Robert Bentley six year Governor’s reign and move on. Ole Bentley was quite a story his last two years. He had become the...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2017

I SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED

Way back in 2010, there was a huge debate in the Montgomery Advertiser over whether the God of our Bible and the Koran’s Allah are the same deity. I bring this up now because recently I have heard...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    May 1, 2017

I Need A treatment To Save My Life and My Doctor Says The Insurance Company is Deciding What They Will Pay For. When Did The Insurance Company Become My Doctor?

There are so many things that have affected medical treatment in the last thirty years or more. Technology has come so far and because of it we are living longer and we are paying much more for...

 

The Illusion of 'Pedestal People'

The title of a recent Christian podcast that I follow intrigued me with the title “Pedestal People,” and while neither participant in the discussion lives anywhere close to our beautiful state, I...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2017

On Goat Hill: Sparks fly, Passed gas, Constipated internet…

Putting ‘Dr. Gov. StrangeLuv’ embarrassment in our rear view mirror, WSFA (4/12/17) reported replacement Gov. Kay Ivey’s second day in office jettisoned more of the former corrupt governor's...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    May 1, 2017

Roby's Working Families Flexibility Act Passes Committee

U.S. Representative Martha Roby’s (R-Ala.) bill to provide greater choice and increased time flexibility in the workplace passed through committee Wednesday. This was a key legislative step toward...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2017

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is a topic that many people want to avoid discussing. Opinions about it are all over the map—from people who are totally opposed to the ones who would like to round up huge...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2017

Another Alabama Turkey Season in the Books

Folks, it's been a pretty interesting turkey season this year! The Alabama thunder chickens were gobbling and thundering the first part of the season, but that quickly changed, as it always does. The...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    May 1, 2017

Binturongs/Bearcat

Binturongs have a body length between 24 - 38 inches, a tail length between 22 - 35 inches and they weigh between 20 - 31 lbs. Their fur is thick, coarse and black in color and they have a long,...

 

The Quarterbacks

Every football fan wants to know who the quarterback will be. Nobody seems to care who the center and the two guards are. If the interior offensive line is not excellent, the quarterback will not...

 
 By Dr. John Bitter    Seniors    May 1, 2017

A Rebellious Nation

The antics of former National Security Adviser Susan Rice suggest that what a good many of those in our government employ have learned; especially as it relates to doing well in government employ....

 

Mistakes The Wise Avoid

Just recently two incidents on airlines involving conflicts between passengers and employees took place. One involved removing a passenger who did not want to give up his seat by force. He was...

 

God Has The Fried Chicken

I first heard the story years ago on Christian television when the author, Bob Benson of Nashville Christian music fame, told it. He called it the baloney sandwich story. And it's still a good one. A...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    May 1, 2017

George Washington The Father of Our Country

As a young boy, George was educated at home. During two periods of time, he went to a local village school, but most of his education came from home by his father and older brothers, Lawrence and...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    May 1, 2017

9th Annual Tallassee NOW June 9-10th, 2017

Alabama Power Thurlow Dam Tour Quilt Show Car Show Museum Tours...

 
 By Chris Beeker Jr    News    May 1, 2017

A Time Such as This

From April 19, 1943, to May 16, 1943, an event known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was fought. In November 1940, when the invading German forces built a wall around a Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland,...

 

News from the Autauga County Sheriffs office

The Autauga County Sheriff's Office participated with Law Day for many 2nd graders from Autauga County public and private schools on Friday April 7, 2017. The kids are greeted by Sheriff Sedinger and...

 

POTPOURRI for May

What has happened to this year? It is almost half gone and what else is half gone are all the winter annuals we have enjoyed since at least November or December. We need to begin planning this month...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2017

Southern Cuisine for May

You are ready to try a new dish. You went to the market and bought the freshest items you could find, and they were from a local farm. You get home and open the cookbook and the instructions are as co...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2017

What You Can Teach Your Grandchild About Social Security

One of the greatest gifts you can give a grandchild is the gift of financial literacy. Helping them save money early in life and showing them how to make wise spending decisions goes a long way...

 

"Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary"

This month my husband, Brian, and I will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. We have been through countless testings, trials, joys, and valleys together. And even though we are long past that...

 

Tallassee Quarterly Summer 2017

Tallassee Quarterly Summer 2017 - Small town activities and advertising!...

 

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