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 By Staff Writer    News    December 1, 2015

For unto us a child is born. Unto us a Son is given.

2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. 3 And...

 

House Takes Important First Step to Mitigate Risks of Syrian Refugee Resettlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives took an important first step to mitigate the national security risks presented by President Obama’s plan to allow as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees...

 

"Rise Above"

Writing about politics is rarely encouraging. In fact, I've been at a crossroads for a few weeks and admit I have been struggling with putting words to paper. When asked to contribute monthly to The...

 

The Coming of Christ: The Fulfillment Of Covenant Promise

Our Creator God has always extended covenants to His children. To Adam, it was clearly stated that he might eat of “every tree in the garden, except the tree of the knowledge of good and...

 

Do the Pastafarians ridicule the First Amendment?

So what in the world is a Pastafarian? The Pastafarians “worship” the Flying Spaghetti Monster and their “church” may also be referred to as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It...

 

WHAT A WICKED WORLD

A lot has happened since my last Robservation. The Paris terrorist attacks, the Russian airline shoot down, the increasing concern over Syrian refugees coming to the States, President Obama's...

 

UNplanned Parenthood:

Most Gazette readers require no reminder of the ‘unplanned’ birth of Jesus we venerate during the Christmas season. Matthew 1:18-20 explains Joseph’s love for Mary and belief in God was so...

 

Inside the Statehouse

November 25, 2015: Last week I gave you an alphabetical list of the 18 potential horses in the 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial Derby. We will begin this week handicapping them in descending order. The...

 

Please Talk to Me!

Non-verbal communication: When we communicate, we can say a lot without speaking. Our body posture, tone of voice, and the expressions on our faces all convey a message. If our feelings don’t fit...

 

Faith: Consensus Reality

Faith is what we really and truly believe. It performs some remarkable functions that do not depend on its ties to religion. All of us believe that we exist in a physical environment on the face of...

 

TEACHER TENURE LAW LEAVES THOUSANDS OF ALABAMA'S CHILDREN ILLITERATE

Beginning as early as 1909 schools systems began to insulate all teachers from being fired unjustly due to a wide array of unfair reasons such as replacing them with the school principal’s...

 

Counting down the Days, Hours, and Minutes till the start of GUN SEASON!

As I type up this article, we're counting down the days, hours, and minutes till the start of gun season! With bow and muzzleloader seasons underway, there's already been plenty of action for the avid...

 

Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears have concave faces, a distinctive hump on their shoulders, and long claws about two to four inches long. The grizzlies have a life span of 20-30 years. The grizzly stand 6-8ft tall and...

 

Henry / Heisman

As the 2015 football season winds down, the talk centers on what four teams will make the National Championship Playoff, which teams will fill the 40 bowls. (The NCAA needs 80 teams to fill the...

 

December Potpourri

December conjures up such pleasant ideas, scenes and scents, that it is difficult to enumerate them all. Ideas of the past and present that include new uses of ribbons, greenery and ornaments....

 
 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2015

Cooking for the Holidays

We made it half-way through two of the biggest holiday meals. Thanksgiving is the holiday when the meal is the showcase and the time to show off your skills to the family and friends that are gathered...

 

New from the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

Thank you to everyone that attended our annual Halloween Spooktacular! If you had your picture taken during the event, please visit our website www.MontgomerySheriff.com...

 

Prattville Veterans Day

During the Prattville Veteran's Day Ceremony that was held on November 11, 2015 at 11am, Sheriff Joe Sedinger honored the Veterans who work for him at the Autauga County Sheriff's Office and Autauga...

 

Are manners dead?

Your writer grew up surrounded by books; the place where toys were stored was adjacent to a voluminous family library, and reading books was a fascination which continued until age diminished the...

 

THE TWELVE SITES OF SOCIAL SECURITY

Familiar carols are a part of the season. This song is so popular that holiday revelers clamored for it again. It’s “The Twelve Sites of Social Security,” inspired by the popular traditional...

 

THE EMOTIONS OF CHRISTMAS...

As we have now arrived into the Christmas season, I heard a new word describing these weeks before the big celebration. It is “anticipointment.” You won’t find it in a dictionary or thesaurus. B...

 

Tender Mercies

It was a modest motion picture released in 1983 without much anticipation that it would be a block-buster, but the star won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award for best actor the following...

 

"Jesus Is The Reason For The Season! Rejoice!"

It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards...

 

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