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 By Lyn Stuart    News    October 1, 2016

Exhibit Coming to Montgomery

Magna Carta is the charter of liberties that England's King John granted to his barons in 1215. In the centuries since its creation, Magna Carta has become one of the most enduring symbols of liberty...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2016

POOR, POOR DEPLORABLE ME

Deplorable: Causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable; causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapproval; wretched; very bad. Irredeemable: Not able to be saved,...

 

Behavior Toward Iran Baffling

As more details surface about the Obama Administration’s decision to pay Iran $1.7 billion in settlement money, arguments that it was anything less than an ill-conceived ransom deal are becoming pre...

 
 By john    Opinion    October 1, 2016

Meet the NEW Rep; Same as the OLD Rep...

Special election Candidate Lovvorn avoided a runoff, exceeding the 50% threshold by 13 votes via another low turnout poll result for House District 79. A dismal 12% of voters participated this time,...

 

Inside the Statehouse

During this election year I have watched all the politics on television. In order to judge the coverage I have perused all the channels. Over the years political observers have bemoaned the fact that...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2016

Bow Season is In the Air

It may just be me, but it feels like everything's settling into place. The air seems just a hint cooler, college football is kicking off, and the anticipation of another round of deer hunting keeps...

 

The Coati

The coati is a medium-sized mammal only found on the American continent. The coati is found widely distributed across North, Central and South in a number of different habitats. The coati is...

 

Who's Out, Who's In

It has been a weakness of mine over the years to give people second chances, and sometimes third chances. That may be admirable, but it is not good for your reputation, if one is keeping track of...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    October 1, 2016

My husband is beginning to show signs of dementia, maybe even Alzheimer's. What type things should I do to prepare us should he become incapacitated?

I think that you are doing the hardest thing and the best thing for your husband and yourself by facing this right now. When our loved ones are faced with such devastating diseases it’s easier to...

 

Shining the Light

I recently had an extremely unwelcome evening encounter with danger at our home as living in a rural setting almost guarantees that one will at some point have an experience with some of God’s...

 

Why are Self Help Books like Go to the Light by G.C. Cline Helpful?

Before I started my career as a counselor, I found it difficult to communicate with others what I thought and felt. At that time in my life self help books gave me a safe environment in which I could...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2016

The Terrible Amazon Tax

As years go by, politicians never cease to stoop lower and lower to scheme up new ways to milk more money from the people and place numerous additional roadblocks into the American economy. One of...

 

Is "Americanism" qualifiable?

One can only stand amazed at the multitude of ways by which the American people are able to abuse the English language; especially as it relates to their national identity. It's bad enough that...

 

DON'T BE SKEPTICAL, SOCIAL SECURITY IS HERE TO STAY

It’s healthy to be skeptical in a world of uncertainties. Major news networks sometimes broadcast conflicting facts that require a bit of research to verify. There’s even a day in October...

 

A WOMAN of Honor

The New York Times called her the "First Lady of a Political March to the Right." I called her my treasured friend of more than 50 years. I also called her my inspiration and motivation, as I learned...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    October 1, 2016

Voter Education Workshop was held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Sept. 29th

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Public and Community Relations Committee and the following collaborative partners: Pan Hellenic Council Central Alabama; the Links; and the Cosmopolite Civic Club,...

 

City of Prattville holds 9-11 Ceremony

City of Prattville held its annual 9-11 ceremony on Sunday September 11th to honor those who lost their lives on that tragic day. After the ceremony started Woodmen of the World presented a flag to...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2016

Escape the Summer Heat

I just returned from one of my "Escape the Summer Heat Tours." This time the escape was to Iowa. Even though it is further north than Alabama, they can have hot and humid summers but at least this...

 

Weigela 'florida'

We have always heard in politics of an "October surprise". What can we come up with for a surprise on the garden scene? Whether you have a public garden, which I name as flower beds which can viewed...

 

How's Your Peripheral Vision?

Each time I visit my Optometrist my face ends up looking into an instrument which is like a large bowl turned on the side. This test has a fancy name, “automated perimetry.” While my head is...

 

What's Wrong with Halloween?

Halloween has become an issue among Christians. Long considered harmless fun, many are now questioning its history, nature, influence and fruit. The revitalization of Satanism and Witchcraft and their obvious association with Halloween has caused...

 

On Being Gracious To Those Who Differ

I heard about a presumably wealthy Texas cattle ranch owner who boasted about his holdings. When asked how he got such a big ranch, he replied that he bought up a bunch of smaller ranches and made...

 

"The Master's Autumn Masterpiece"

Ahhhh....Fall! The Fall Season is upon us. I have always been a big fan of Spring and Summer, but not especially fond of Fall and Winter. However, lately I have changed. I think it is something about...

 

Chief Justice Moore Suspended for Term by COJ

The Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued a decision on the charges against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) requested that he be removed from the bench. Under the COJ rules, removal requires a...

 

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