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 By Staff Writer    News    February 1, 2016

SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER EXPLODES 73 SECONDS INTO ITS FLIGHT ON JANUARY 28, 1986

In Remembrance of the astronouts who give their lives for America and NASA, the greatest space program in the world. The Challenger burst into pieces after taking off over Cape Canaveral for its...

 

LET'S TALK ABOUT. . . .

Hey, folks. Happy New Year to all. I hope everybody had a great Christmas season. But a lot has happened already this year so let’s get started. Let’s talk about. . . 1. Sexual Assaults in...

 

Two Visions of Government Today in America

Liberty is in dire peril today in America. What was birthed as a "land of the free and the home of the brave" has become a nation of ever increasing power taken from the local and state governments...

 

COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Most folks in Alabama agree on one thing. All schools should be operated by competent instructional leaders, all children should be entitled to the opportunity for learning at least on their grade...

 

A SOLUTION TO RED LIGHT CAMERAS

WACV Talk Radio, I asked Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange what he was going to do about removing the obnoxious red light cameras from the city. His answer was very blunt, “Nothing.” In fact, he even...

 

The Graftmaster Two-Step: Hubbard 'Doe-See-Does' with Rogers…

Recent reader comments suggest last year’s columns were more ‘watchdog-like’ than opinin’. After assuring commenters my goal remains to evoke thought as established by the assigned...

 

Inside the Statehouse

February 3, 2016: There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940’s and 50’s where vote were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in...

 

What legal reason did the United States government give for taking Arlington, the home of Robert E. Lee during the War Between the States?

What legal reason did the United States government give for taking Arlington, the home of Robert E. Lee during the War Between the States? This is an appropriate question considering the State of Alab...

 

1. 29 Opinion Polls

It seems like every time I answer the phone these days it is a new opinion poll. The pollsters have even gotten into cell phones. I probably receive at least twelve or fifteen such calls each week. Th...

 

My Kids and Television

A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than four out of five parents are concerned that their children are exposed to too much televised drama, sex and violence -- yet millions of...

 

Deer Season is almost done but the "Rut is On"

I hope everyone had a great start to the New Year! I know I've gotten my year off to a solid start with some quail hunting down at GSO this past Monday. This time the posse of hunters was from...

 

THE LAST HURRAH!

Levi Stadium in San Fransisco could be "Peyton's Place" on February 7, 2016. Two months shy of his 40th birthday, Peyton Manning will start the 50th Super Bowl with a determination to end his...

 
 By Bill Rice    Sports    February 1, 2016

I still think Bryant edges Saban on "Greatest Coach Ever" debate

Regarding the on-going debate about who is the greatest coach of all time – Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant or Coach Nick Saban, I think one important point is perhaps being overlooked. With due respect...

 

February Potpourri

The month of February reminds me of the phrase, a prelude to the future, your garden that is. With the hope of spring coming on March 22nd, we have turned the corner on winter. We can turn our...

 

Firearms Familiarization Course

We have already begun our firearms course to "familiarize"Montgomery County citizens about the laws and proper use of a firearm. We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in...

 

EDDIE THE EAGLE

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for an Eddie Eagle mascot costume. Eddie Eagle is the mascot of the NRA that teaches children about...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Dinner

We made it through the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, with the stuffing, dressings, casseroles and too many sweets. We ate until we were going to burst and then we ate the leftovers. We spent...

 

A Big Month for Celebrities

February is the shortest month of the year, but for us old timers it's a month that produced a lot of the folks who entertained us through our years of the “Greatest Generation....

 

PREVENTING DEBILITATING DISEASES AMONG WOMEN

Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. But the majority of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day on February...

 

DON'T WASTE YOUR PAIN

I'm convinced the greatest detriment to faith is the problem of pain. "Why do the righteous suffer?" is a question as old as the book of Job. And it still befuddles serious-minded people who consider...

 

"New Beginnings"

A friend recently shared this with me and it really blessed me. So, I thought I’d share it with you. Here is a NEW way to look at John 3:16 and remember that it was written as GOD’s Valentine to...

 

Tallassee Quarterly Spring 2016

Showcasing Tallassee, Alabama businesses and activities...

 

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