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U. S. House Passes Bill to Return Education Decisions Back to States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill to finally replace the "No Child Left Behind" education law passed the House Wednesday putting Congress one step closer to ending burdensome federal education mandates and...

 
 By Blake Markham    News    August 1, 2015

Good News for Montgomery Real Estate

As most of us are aware, the great recession wreaked havoc on the housing market all over the country. Even areas which had tended to be "recession proof" in the past suffered large losses in real est...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2015

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World Indeed

Those who love Your law have great peace and nothing offends them. Psalm 119:165 Okay, this is not going to be a religious rant of any kind because I fully understand a large percentage of people out...

 

Mood Swings (Bipolar) Anyone?

Are you Bipolar? Do you get “diagnosed” by family and friends who think you are Bipolar? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a...

 

Natural Law and the United States Constitution

The concept of natural law was the prevailing philosophy of law throughout the formative period of modern nation states. The idea was that law occurs naturally. Nature, of course, includes human...

 

Living In Our Brave New World

Perhaps it was only my increasing feelings of unease concerning the direction of our nation and world that I chose to pack an old copy of Brave New World to re-read during a recent beach trip. More...

 

Rites v. Rights; Dialing for Dollars; Quo Warranto, Allegiance to Flags...

*Rites v. Rights... not surprisingly the Roberts Court once again gets it wrong in their crusade for bigger government. A friend called it DC still drunk on the 'Grapes of Wrath.' Marriage is a...

 

Congress Questioning Wisdom of Iran Deal, Roby says

[Stations: Interview-style video of Rep. Roby’s comments is available in broadcast-quality MPEG4 format at https://www.dropbox.com/s/1epsmcqiwfets7y/Roby%20Update%20on%20Iran%20Deal.mp4?dl=0.]...

 

"Snake" Finally Rolls "Snake Eyes"

It was cold. It was wet. It was miserable. It was November. It was 1967. It was Birmingham. It was Legion Field. It was the Iron Bowl. It was late in the second half. It was Auburn 3- Alabama- 0. I...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2015

It Didn't Take Too Long Folks, But We're Back To Talking About Deer Hunting!

Yes, it’s July, but that’s all the more reason to start getting ready for the hunt. And by getting ready, I’m talking about pre-season scouting, and I don’t mean just waiting till one week...

 

The Kritter Korner

There are many things we think of when the word bat is spoken; such as Vampires, Dracula, rabies and diseases. Yes diseases are true but not as dramatic as is put out. All mammals can contract and...

 

The Sheriff's Office will be hosting our annual Show-N-Tell Summer Camp this month!

This week long camp will be held to promote positive interaction and life rewarding skills with our youth. This camp is not a disciplinary camp but a camp to reward those that strive to achieve their...

 

Inside the Statehouse

July 29, 2015: During the press conference three weeks ago announcing the historic BP settlement and windfall for the state, Gov. Bentley repeatedly said, “The $55 million a year to the General...

 

America: A Christian Nation From Birth

In this year of 2015, it would be very interesting to know if any reader of the Gazette ever heard the name of David Josiah Brewer, an Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, 1889-1910. Or has...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    August 1, 2015

The Supremes and the Baby Boomers

Some recent reactive changes in perception of heritage and rulings by the Supremes have recently left me quite dismayed. Not the legendary singing group but the men and women that don the black robes...

 

Social Security Questions and Answers

Question: Can I refuse to give my Social Security number to a private business? Answer: Yes, you can refuse to disclose your Social Security number, and you should be careful about giving out your num...

 

When Falling Short of Reaching the Goal Change the Rules

The Alabama State Board of Education must be in awe of Tommy Bice, Alabama’s State Superintendent of Education. It appears they believe he is the great one who will lead us to the promise land of...

 

Where Are We Now?

Most “senior citizens” who populate various types of government-supported living facilities are beginning to spend a major part of their time contemplating on their future—however long that may...

 

"Faith and Circumstances"

One of the great challenges as a Pastor is to help people walk through the unexpected difficulties of life, particularly with reference to their faith. It is often in those times we discover the real...

 

Lessons From The Potter's House

Abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher brought an arm-load of chains and manacles to the pulpit one Sunday. He threw them to the floor and the sound reverberated throughout the auditorium. "God have mercy on...

 
 By David Spooner    News    August 1, 2015

It Is August And It Is Hot!

I have to get started early in the morning if I am going to work outside. I can build up a tolerance to the heat as it rises throughout the morning but around 2 o’clock in the afternoon I am toast....

 

August Potpourri

For all the words I have uttered about what a cool spring we had, these words have morphed into, what a hot humid summer we are living through. The Montgomery Water Works is pleased to send enormous...

 

"The Fabulous Decade"

This month I will be hitting one of the many milestones that we celebrate during our life time. Some people dread it, while others could care less. I guess you could say that I am somewhere in the...

 

Reflections

A special publication by the Alabama Gazette....

 

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