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 By Staff Writer    News    June 1, 2017

Wishing All the Fathers Out There A Happy Fathers Day

The Alabama Gazette hopes you have a BLESSED and Happy Fathers Day on June 18, 2017...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    June 1, 2017

Roby Joins Ivanka Trump, Fellow Lawmakers at White House Listening Session on Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) joined a group of national leaders and lawmakers, including Ivanka Trump, at the White House for a listening session on human...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    June 1, 2017

WHERE IS A WINSTON CHURCHILL WHEN WE NEED HIM? AND YES, WE NEED HIM!!

I just returned from a 3-day trip, turned on the news and saw where 19 people have been killed at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Again, the sorrowful, cowardly words, “New Normal...

 

Brother Against Brother: searching for common ground

“Brother against brother” oft conjures remembrance of how a voluntary coalition of States morphed onto the forced coalition of states result observed these past several score. Mr. Trump swore his...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    June 1, 2017

Inside the Statehouse

As the race for our open U.S. Senate seat begins, let’s look at the lay of the land. First-of-all it will be a sprint. The race is upon us with the primaries on August 15 and the run-off six weeks l...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    June 1, 2017

Why is it not criminal to burn a United States flag?

Patriotically and emotionally if the destruction of an American flag is done in a manner of disrespect, I would think that it should be criminal and I would say give that individual a chance to live...

 

Our Offended Nation

Have you been offended today? No? Well, you’ve likely not checked social media or various news outlets to learn what is trending as the offense of the day. It seems that there is a long list of...

 
 By Buddy Hicks    News    June 1, 2017

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

It seems like things are just getting busier and busier. You get up in the morning and life takes over. Whether you're trying to get kids to where they need to go, both spouses are working or you...

 
 By Chris Beeker Jr    News    June 1, 2017

It All Starts in the Home

In his State of the Union address in January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared “an unconditional war on poverty in America.” Since that time, our nation has spent trillions of dollars...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    June 1, 2017

2017 Regular Session of Alabama Legislature... What was Accomplished?

The end of the legislative season could not come soon enough for most Alabamians. As the gavel struck sine die (without further meeting) on Friday May 19th, many legislators, lobbyists and lay people...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    June 1, 2017

Christian Apologetics:

Several of our students from Emerald Mountain Christian School have accepted scholarships to attend The Summit in Manitou, Colorado, this summer to study Christian Apologetics. Students and teachers...

 

Keep Cool While the Heat Is On

I know it’s hot outside, after all, it’s June. However, the title of this article may be a bit misleading. It’s really not about summer heat, but heat of a whole different kind, the heat of a ma...

 

On Remembering

It’s among the shortest verses in the New Testament, and it’s also filled with some mystery. Jesus said, “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32). Mrs. Lot is a minor figure in the Old Testament....

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2017

Predators are a Problem in Bama

I recently had lunch with Barry Estes with Alabama Hog Control, and we were talking about deer hunting and deer population. Barry made a point that really made me think. He said deer hunters spend...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    June 1, 2017

Pronghorn

Pronghorn is antelope-like animal that lives in North America. There are four subspecies of pronghorn that can be found in Mexico, Arizona, throughout the Great Plains and in the Canada. Pronghorn...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    June 1, 2017

­Bama Dominant...Why?

Maybe people will figure out why Alabama has had a definitive dominance over Auburn during the Saban years. No matter how hard one pulls for Auburn, no matter what the pre-season prognostications...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2017

Southern Cuisine

Did you know that the third largest household expense is for Food? I think the two largest are housing and transportation. I cannot help you with where you live and how you get about, but I have...

 

Potpourri for June

June not only is the month for brides and weddings, but the first month of summer. Children are out of school, families take trips to the beach and our new graduates find themselves floating on cloud...

 

How do we define indivisible?

If we were looking for a definition of the adjective indivisible we would learn that it means “unable to be divided or separated.” Now that's relatively straightforward and simple. It means that...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2017

Adding Additional Security to Protect What's Important to You

Social Security continues to evaluate and improve how we protect what’s important to you. We take this responsibility seriously, and we have a robust cybersecurity program in place to help protect...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Victimless "Crimes"

DID YOU KNOW that right here in America, “The Land of the Free,” we have FIVE TIMES the percentage of our population in prison than the rest of the world? Of every 100,000 of our people, we have...

 
 By Amanda Walker    News    June 1, 2017

Two men in the Black Belt, 2017

The focal point of my backyard is a ten acre pond. Before it was a pond, it was a cotton field. You can't tell it just by looking anymore, but through the woods is an antebellum home that once oversaw...

 

Lunch with the Sheriff

Sheriff Joe Sedinger invited all the County Employees and Courthouse Staff to have Lunch with the Sheriff. This was an appreciation lunch for all the employees as a thank you for supporting the...

 

"Freedom!"

Recently, my husband, Brian, and I participated in a bible study called Freedom. What a life-giving experience it has been for both of us! "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm,...

 

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