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Honoring Our Hereos

Sergeant Major James Earl Jackson Sergeant Major (SGM) James Earl Jackson served 30 years in the United States Army, and this service included three deployment tours in Vietnam for 36 months, one in...

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Change Agent or Conformist – A New Line In The Sand

Your silence is not only viewed as an endorsement, but adversarial notions will prevail with no visible opposition. A Change Agent has their finger in the dyke, while a Conformist runs for cover....

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Sidney Lanier High School Name Change Smacks of Overkill

Full disclosure mandates that I aver that I graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery in 1968. Technically, the actions of a governing organization in the Capitol City regarding name...

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Hamming it Up in Hubbardland

Inveterate readers won’t be surprised I found it timely to revisit ongoing “Malice in Hubbardland” type corruption given the observed persistence here in Lee County… even while former House...

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The PGM Dilemma

What are PGMs, you ask? They are platinum group metals. There are six of them—ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. They are noble metals—highly resistant to corrosion,...

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Davis, O'Connor, and the Right of Self-Government

July is an important month in the American Republic. Long-standing traditions surrounding the 4th inspire many individuals to be thankful they are Americans. Holiday celebrations often include...

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Prison Issue Unresolved

There were two major issues not resolved during the just completed regular legislative session. Gambling and prisons were left on the table and up in the air. It is foolish to not address a...

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GIVE AN INCH. . .

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvelous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really...

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Magna Carta's Peer Review

If the 4th of July has a pre-game, it is June 15th. On that date in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed, beginning a gradual process of defined individual rights and limiting the power and authority of...

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Is Inflation Finally Here?

The 12-month change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) exceeded 4 percent in April for the first time since 2008. Many economists have been predicting inflation following a 25 percent increase in the...

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A Six Trillion Dollar Budget is Complete Insanity

President Biden and the Democrats led by Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, self-avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders, have proposed an unbelievable $6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2022. This...

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Finally a complete Softball Season in 2021

Hello Montgomery! I’ve been away for a while, and I’m so happy to back writing again. I’ve spent the spring and summer watching and taking notes as I enjoyed High School Softball. Now I have a...

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Southern Gardening - Potpourri for July

July, the most patriotic month of the year. Although this past year has had the lockdown, perhaps this July 4th will mark our “getting back to normal” time. I personally feel so patriotic I...

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Freedom

Only four people ever successfully escaped to freedom from the federal prison on Alcatraz Island. The following story is an excerpt from my book, Free For All, which explores the different ways we...

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"Baby, You're a Firework!"

In what seems like another life to me now, I worked in my family’s firework business. During the more than 30 years of selling fireworks, I often wondered why people were so draw them. And one day...

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Tears & Laughter - The Hydrangeas are Blooming

It is July. The hydrangeas are blooming. It has always struck me odd how it is that we can know something is coming up…we know it is on the way, and yet, we are still taken back a little by its...

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Alabama Gazette e-Edition

The Alabama Gazette e-Edition (PDF) can be found on our homepage. Simply mouse over the 'View PDF' icon. Thank you! - Alabama Gazette...

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Was Frances Scott Key also a Lawyer in Addition to Writing the Star-Spangled Banner?

Key was a lawyer and obviously had other talents as well. Key was born in 1779; his father was a lawyer and a judge. Though Frances considered becoming an Episcopal priest, he decided to go into law...

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Southern Cuisine - July

Currently, Chef Spooner is tending to family matters, so we are happy to include some previous favorites he submitted to the Gazette. With summer heating up and the recent July Fourth celebrations,...

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