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 By Staff Writer    News    November 1, 2015

EXCERPTS FROM 2014 NOMINEES...

"I am writing about a lady, one of God's angles. She is a very caring person. Nineteen years ago my grandson was born. His mother went to prison and his father died. Mrs. ___ took him in as her own...

 

Turning Point in Congress

This week marked a significant turning point in Congress as Paul Ryan was elected to be the new Speaker of the House. Of course, outside of his service in Congress, Paul Ryan is best known as Mitt...

 

Consequences of Participation Trophy America

I can still hear my father’s wise words from my youth, typically shared because of some school-related disappointment that I’m not sure I now even remember. Perhaps it was the failure to make the...

 

"The Lord Hath Done Great Things For Us; Whereof We Are Glad." Psalms 126:3

The tragic lessons of History will be repeated if History is removed from a nation's memory, as it has been for several generations. America's Christian History was replaced by Social Studies in...

 

GUNS, YET AGAIN!

Over two years ago I first penned this column and not surprisingly since then there have been an increasingly number of senseless gun attacks reported. Just this year we had the South Carolina church...

 

All the Speaker's Men and the Collapse of AU Athletics

For those not in total denial, it is difficult to avoid burning eyes from the proverbial smoke surrounding Auburn. Two revealing articles [11/11/14 and 8/27/15] in the Wall Street...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    November 1, 2015

Inside the Statehouse

November 4, 2015: The 2016 Presidential election has not only begun, it is well under way. It is now a lengthy process that spans the entire four-year presidential term. The race essentially begins...

 

Congratulations to the Alabama Gazette on hitting sixteen years of publication. How has the law changed in these sixteen years? PART II

This series of articles has been reviewing important United States Supreme Court issues since the Alabama Gazette began publication in 2000. My how the times have changed. The,...

 

FAITH - ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT

I am currently teaching a course about faith in my church. I make the rather obvious point that faith is what we really believe. I’m afraid that sometimes we don’t really believe what we say we...

 

New EPA Regulations Harm Alabama

When a politician keeps a campaign promise, it is generally regarded as a pleasant surprise. But, when that promise is to dramatically increase electricity bills, breaking that promise will not...

 
 By John Martin    News    November 1, 2015

Federal Bribes $

Every person with even a whit of common sense knows that bribery is illegal and fundamentally wrong. But people still do it all the time. Some are rather petty. I know a fellow, whose name I will not...

 

Fishing for Speckle Trout, White Trout, and the big old Bull Reds!

You know, it's getting later and later in the year, but that doesn't mean the fishing has let up any. In fact, right now is the perfect time to get out there and do some in-shore fishing for Speckle...

 

"2015-2016 NBA preview: Alabama has a few, big stars of their own"

In the State of Alabama, football is the most dominant sport. Most male high school athletes go to play collegiate football. Once in a while, a player will come from no where and achieve a high level of success where he will play for a top basketball...

 

2013...12-2 2014...8-5 2015...Worse?

This column should be praising the resurgence of Alabama. However, I don't consider them ever being down. This Alabama team is the most physical in years. It is no surprise to me that they are headed...

 

ALL LIFE MATTERS

Our country is facing a myriad of crises both at home and abroad. These include but not limited to an effective foreign policy in which President Obama has diminished over a century of the U.S. role...

 

My----------------------BOUNDARIES

Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill that takes practice. Having healthy boundaries means “knowing and understa...

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAW

MCSO Mobile App The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has launched an app called “MCSO Mobile”. You can install the app on your phone directly from your app store. It is compatible with apple...

 

Autauga County Law

The Autauga County Sheriff's Office participated in the Autauga County Fair held October 13-17, 2015 at Mac Gray Park in Prattville, AL. Each night employees of the Sheriff's Office, including...

 

November Potpourri

November in the South can be summed up as "a good weather" month. The weather is good for going to ball games, hiking, traveling to places far and near and best of all, for gardening. Anything I have...

 

Fisher or Fisher cat

Fishers, found only in North America, occur in the northern coniferous and the mixed forests of Canada and the northern United States. Their range extends from the mountainous areas in the southern...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    November 1, 2015

It is the cooking season!

October and Halloween are over and everyone has had their fill of Candy Corn, Jell-O Shooters, Mummy Hot Dogs, Skull Cheese Balls, "Boo"nana Pops, and Green Slimed Popcorn. Now is the time for some se...

 

Why is November, November?

While most of the months of the year derive their names from some sort of significant or romantic root, three months of the year have no special meaning other than numerical. September gets its name...

 

EMPOWER YOURSELF, ELECT TO RETIRE ONLINE

As if the holidays weren’t exciting enough, it’s November and that means election month. Current and future election hopefuls are prepping speeches and rallying every resource available for the...

 

A Habit That Blesses

It is a pretty simple conclusion to make. Good habits bless us and bad habits hurt us. For example, brushing your teeth, regular exercise, wearing your seat belt and watching your spending will help...

 

On Judging Others

Teachers take care to include every conceivable guideline in the class syllabus. I suppose years ago syllabuses used to cover pulling a girl's pigtails and chewing gum, but these days other issues are...

 

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