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Tornadoes Devastate Alabama in March

While we are aware in the Deep South of the possibilities of tornadoes during our erratic spring weather, we prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Unfortunately, this March plagued Alabama...

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Honoring our Heroes

Brigadier General Trent H. Edwards: Age 53 Brigadier General Trent H. Edwards served 30 years in the United States Air Force. His Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) was Financial Management and...

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Honoring a Young Life Lost to Cancer

Kristin Michelle Brown ~ age 32, succumbed to cancer Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Cancer is such a nasty word. It’s ugly. It’s unforgiving. It’s devastating. In my 51 years, I’ve been grateful to...

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Gambling ~ Good Public Policy or Pandemic?

In March of 1999, my phone rang and it was General Charlie Condon, the Attorney General for the State of South Carolina. I was the newly installed President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama as...

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How Our Politburo Puts the AU in FrAUd

Column readers these past dozen years will recall AU administration frequently begs attention. Distortion of this once grand institution into another corrupt arm of the Lowder-Hubbard graft machine...

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Abraham Lincoln's Reason for War

Abe Lincoln was determined to keep the Union together and deny Southern Independence. Although antithetical to the creation of these united States, the “unbreakable union myth” was supported by...

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Capitalism and Inequality Dealing with Scammers

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues. According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality. New research from the Johnson Center...

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Back in the Air!

I have to admit. Since my last Robservation, my attention has not been so much on what is going on around the country but clearly focused elsewhere. Perhaps that is a good thing. I did watch...

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The Double Standard has Completely Destroyed America's Trust in the Media

When completely unfounded and unverified accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Cavanagh came out of the blue, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats...

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What's in a Name?

There has been much debate lately about how we name public buildings and whether we should remove some names because of long ago actions that no longer conform to contemporary societal practices....

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2022 Will be Big Year for Alabama Politics

All signs point to a Titanic political year in 2022. In fact, as I look back over the last six decades of my observations of Alabama politics, next year may be the most momentous. Most states elect...

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Tax Filing Headaches

Once again, it is time for all Americans to endure the annual ritual of filing and paying their income taxes. Every year, it seems to become more time consuming and more problematic. Last year, the...

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Real Men Played Softball

The Alabama Gazette’s Sports Writer, Stan Hurst, had to take the month off. We look forward to hearing from him again in upcoming issues. In the meantime, we were fortunate to have a great article...

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Southern Gardening - Potpourri for April

April to me is a joyful month of budding spring blooms with lots of flowering trees and shrubs. The dark days of winter have given way to cool nights, mild day time temperatures, plenty of sunshine...

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3 Simple Steps To Discover Who God Created You To Be

Would you take 3 simple steps to discover who God created you to be? Sounds too easy? Maybe. Maybe not. Try taking the steps and see for yourself! I learned these 3 steps and started trying to...

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Tears & Laughter - What is the Significance of Alabama History in 2021?

Sometimes, when I am in Montgomery, I make it a point to go out and have lunch with Hank and Audrey. Usually, I take fried chicken. They don’t ever say too much, and neither do I really. Nobody...

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"Weeds of Life"

The beautiful sights of Spring are beginning to show out. Buttercup, tulips, and many other flowering delights are starting to bloom. Such beauty! For those of us who enjoy gardening, sometimes life...

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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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Dorothy Alice Mariah Adams and Nelson Straub Bean, Jr.

Spring is in the air and the bride's bouquet is...

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Estate Planning – Death of a Spouse

My husband died and while most everything was in both of our names there is one financial account with about $15,000.00 in it. How can I get to it since I am the primary beneficiary under his Will?...

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Southern Cuisine - April

There is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. With improved numbers pertaining to the pandemic, people are now feeling safer and are tired of the restrictions that were placed on restaurants and even...

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