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Articles from the July 1, 2016 edition

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 By Deborah Love    News    July 1, 2016

Why is the First Amendment the greatest threat to terrorism?

Deborah Love, Executive Director, Eagle Forum of Alabama In the wake of the terror attack this weekend in Orlando, our hearts go out to the family and friends who lost their loved ones. Our prayers...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    July 1, 2016

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION

I am admittedly frustrated as I write this (these) Robservation(s). This first part is something I wrote over 3 years ago in February 2013. It is still relevant and after the Orlando shootings and...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    July 1, 2016

The Black Heart of Men

Of course I had to. I had absolutely no choice in the matter. After the killings in Orlando, my government went out of its way once again to show that they are in fact the real JV team on the field...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    July 1, 2016

"They Preached Liberty"

Years ago, D. James Kennedy sent me a book which he had published through Coral Ridge Ministries, by this title. He had made a passionate search of particular sermons preached throughout New England...

 

Michael Gregory Hubbard:

Romans 2:5-9 [KJV] "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. There is a political maxim that says, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It could very...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2016

Deer Season Starts in October in Alabama

It may not be so well-known or prevalent down here, but when it comes to measuring up just how big and bad that buck you downed is, the go-to system for trophy hunters everywhere is the Boone and...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    July 1, 2016

Feral Hogs in Alabama

By DAVID K. NELSON, Supervising Wildlife Biologist, Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and DR. M. KEITH CAUSEY, Ireland Professor of Wildlife Science, Auburn University, Retired "This...

 

"Big Boy" Football not for everybody

In December, 2014, my column was devoted to the concept of certain college football teams moving their NCAA classification from Division IAA to Division I. The reasons that these schools make this mov...

 

A Grateful Conclusion

This will be my final article for the Alabama Gazette. As I compose it, my mind goes back to the hot August day 3 years ago when I first visited with Loretta Grant to propose this series of articles....

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2016

TICKET "SCALPING"

It won’t be long before we get into football season, and “Roll Tide” and “War Eagle” will be screamed across Alabama and surrounding states to root for our teams. It is a tradition of...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    July 1, 2016

Why can't guns be removed or something done to prevent this gun violence?

I am as truly horrified as you over the senseless killing of others especially when it involves random attacks on multiple people. However, there are several arguments against tighter gun...

 

The World or Our Souls?

Christian recording artist TobyMac released a song several years ago titled “Lose My Soul.”* As our state deals with yet another political corruption conviction, I can’t help but be of the...

 

Bathroom Chaos: Dobson Scorches Tyrant Obama

When I was in the third grade, I raised my hand one day and asked the teacher for permission to "go to the bathroom." She nodded, and I hurried down the hall to the door designated "Boys." When I had...

 

"HONORING OUR FALLEN FELLOW OFFICERS"

On May 20, 2016 the Fountain City Lodge 22 held the Annual Memorial Service on the Autauga County Courthouse lawn. Speakers for the event included, Lodge President Tom Allen, Mayor Bill Gillespie,...

 

Summer time is here and boy is it hot!

We encourage you to stay indoors as much as possible and check on those loved ones to make sure that are ok with such high temperatures!...

 

EVICTION PROCEDURES

There are a number of times each week that our Deputies are asked about proper procedures regarding evictions and small claim suits. This article will attempt to clarify and simplify the laws concerni...

 

From the Mayors desk

As the temperatures continue to rise, so does the excitement for all of the upcoming events and programs happening here in Wetumpka. We have just been selected as a designated Main Street Community...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2016

HOW HOT IT IS!

I am sitting in the kitchen, looking outside and wondering how hot is. It doesn’t make any difference. I know it’s hot. My phone says its 97 and feels like 101. It is time to water my garden. I...

 

Hydrangeas

I do not know about you, but the Zika virus has me nervous. And the first thing I want to do is to fumigate my yard, besides emptying any and all standing water. This means for me that I have to...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2016

WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER TO SECURE TODAY AND TOMORROW

Your first job is a landmark occasion. You’re meeting new people, making professional connections, and probably cashing that first paycheck. You might be a little surprised when you see a portion...

 

Falls Plague Seniors

On June 23, residents at Elmcroft at Halcyon, one of Montgomery's assisted living facilities, learned that one out of three senior citizens falls each year. A troublesome fact that, but one that may...

 

THE BIG "IF"

America is at a crossroads again. We are watching the system designed by our forefathers in the Constitution strained like never before. Instead of choosing between good and better in leadership, we...

 

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

I vaguely remember the high school dating scene with multiple cases of “going steady” and break-ups. Some of these on-again, off-again relationships were hard to keep up with since they were on-ag...

 

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