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"Deliver Us From Evil"

If you have ever been a parent, do you remember those conversations you wish you didn't have to have? Maybe it was about abusing a privilege, an accident in the car, failing grades in college or some...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2016

The Complex World of Military Planning

Last week after the mass murders in Nice, France, I called into a local talk radio show. When beginning to discuss the topic, I was asked if I “had the answer” to the attacks and threats that are...

 

COAL CLOBBERS THE COSMIC CURRENT

In boxing it is said, "To be the champ, you've got to beat the champ." In Alabama, coal is the champion of our natural resources. There is enough coal in our soil to produce electricity for hundreds...

 

Our Constitutional Republic is at stake...

The publication of a pamphlet, "The Communist Manifesto," in the mid 1800's, may have attracted little notice in the beginning, but it has emerged as the most influential publication of the Century....

 

Hubbard False Witnesses:

I suspect most of my readers are familiar with the Decalogue. I felt compelled to include text below from Exodus 20 (KJV) to highlight how many of the Ten Commandments were trampled upon in Judge...

 

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics. Even...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2016

The Mark of the Beast

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark…And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2016

What Does your hunting Grounds Hold? Camera Survey!

As each day rolls on by this Summer, I can't tell you how ready I am for deer season to get here. Sure, maybe some of that cooler weather that goes with it, too! As we're looking forward to the...

 

RACCOONS

The Raccoon (Procyon lotor) is native to North and South America having a range that extends from Southern Canada to the northern reaches of Argentina. Raccoons have feral populations in Europe,...

 

The SEC West is still the Best

The following is an in-depth look at the pre-season positions of the fourteen teams that make up the Eastern and Western Divisions of the SEC, and where we think they will stack up at the end of the...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    August 1, 2016

I Don't Understand Why I Should Not Use Internet Available Forms For My Will , Power of Attorney And Living Will; Lawyers Are Just Too Expensive!

You will be surprised at how low the cost may be for estate planning. If you are pretty wealthy and will potentially require more complicated planning or even if you just have circumstances that...

 

ENGAGE 2016: A Religious Liberty Conference

Four years ago, I wrote a piece for The Alabama Gazette that recalled the leadership from the pulpits of the Black Robed Regiment during the founding days of our nation, and how those courageous...

 

From the Mayors desk

As the summer winds down and we all prepare for school to begin, I can’t help but wonder how time goes by so fast. I remember just writing about the Christmas events in Wetumpka and now, here we...

 

On the Fourth of July, the Prattville Lions Club along with the City of Prattville held their annual parade beginning at 9am

This year the theme of the parade was to honor Law Enforcement, city, county, and state. The Prattville Lions Club even provided a free lunch to all Law Enforcement Officers on duty that day. It is...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2016

Southern Cuisine

I downloaded a brochure from the luxury RV manufacturer, NEWMAR, titled "50 Plates in 50 States." A listing of their favorite regional dishes. I was curious just what dishes they picked from Southern...

 

August Potpourri

With the summer slipping away from us, and school days about to begin, there is still plenty of time to refresh out gardens. Some of the summer blooming annuals and perennials will need cutting back...

 

Social Security Questions and Answers

Question: I'm retired and the only income I have is a monthly withdrawal from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Are the IRA withdrawals considered "earnings?" Could they reduce my monthly...

 

A Biblical Look at Elder Abuse

When the Lord selected Moses to lead his people He set down some rules. The first four dealt with ecclesiastical matters about who was the leader of the team, and the rules related thereto. He then...

 

"Deliver Us From Evil"

Continued from page 1A Evil exists in our world today! It always has existed and always will exist until the Lord calls a halt to this world as we know it! Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The times...

 
 By MICH    Religion    August 1, 2016

The Joy of Stuff

I read the story in "The Christian Century" last spring. The author and her husband held three teacups in their hands after the husband's mother downsized and moved to a smaller apartment. The couple...

 

"Birthday Blessings"

This month I will be turning 41. I know what you’re thinking, “WHAT?! She doesn’t look a day over 21!” Hmmmm….Well, I can dream…Right?! Hehehe!! This year may not be quite as exciting as l...

 

News from the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

Youth Fishing Class Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, James Williams and Craig Payne with Montgomery County Parks and Recreation department and Daryl Woods with...

 

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